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Small portion of the Veil Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope

Posted in 2018, astronomy, Galaxy, Mind, spirituality with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

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This 3-D visualization flies across a small portion of the Veil Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

This region is a small part of a huge expanding remnant from a star that exploded many thousands of years ago.

Hubble resolves tangled rope-like filaments of glowing gases. The 3-D model has been created for illustrative purposes and shows that that the giant bubble of gas has a thin, rippled surface.

It also highlights that the emission from different chemical elements arises from different layers of gas within the nebula. In the imagery, emission from hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen are shown in red, green, and blue, respectively. Credit: NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, and L. Frattare (Viz 3D Team, STScI)

Hubble’s unforgettable nebula pictures, the colors you see actually represent the stuff it’s made of. Here, red is hydrogen, green is sulfur, and blue is oxygen.

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https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/a17506/veil-nebula-hubble-nasa/

 

THE PHOTON-BELT ENCOUNTER
(January, 1998)

By Noel Huntley, Ph.D.

By means of satellite instrumentation, astronomers in 1961 discovered what appeared to be an unusual nebula. We normally understand the nebula phenomenon as a vast cloud-like mass of gas or dust. This one, however, appeared to have anomalous properties and was named the Golden Nebula.

The public’s attention was not drawn to this unusual revelation until much later, presumably when it was realised that this nebula’s location was coincident with the projected orbit of our solar system. Around the early 1980s a radio announcement in the U.S. was made (heard by the author) that our solar system was, in fact, going to collide with an ‘electromagnetic cloud’ in the not too distant future.

This incredibly important statement of astronomical and historical significance was expressed in the usual casual and indifferent manner as though of little consequence…..

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The Photon Belt Encounter – By Noel Huntley, Ph.D.

China plans to grow flowers and silkworms on the dark side of the moon…….!

Posted in 2018, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , on April 15, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

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CREDIT:ALBERT GARNELIS/TASS

Insects, plants, potato seeds and arabidopsis—a small flowering plant belonging to the mustard family – will be taken to the Moon on board the Chang’e-4 lander and rover in December

 
China hopes to create a ‘mini biosphere’ on the dark side of the Moon, with flowers and silkworms sustaining each other as they grow on the lifeless lunar surface.

The unprecedented plan to create life in outer space is the most intriguing part of China’s lunar probe mission later this year, and could be a major boost for dreams that humans will one day live on the Moon.

The insects, plants, potato seeds and arabidopsis—a small flowering plant belonging to the mustard family – will be taken to the Moon on board the Chang’e-4 lander and rover in December.

They will be placed in an 18cm tall bucket-like tin made from special aluminum alloy materials, together with water, a nutrient solution, and a small camera and data transmission system.

A small tube will direct natural sunlight into the tin to help the plants and potato seeds grow. Although known figuratively as the “dark side” as it is unseen, the far side of the moon receives almost equal sunlight to the near side.

The next stage (…)

TO BE CONTINUED

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/13/china-plans-grow-flowers-silkworms-dark-side-moon/#

The ESA Just Discovered a Second Magnetic Field Surrounding Our Planet

Posted in 2018, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , on April 13, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

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How are we only seeing this now?

A trio of satellites studying our planet’s magnetic field have shown details of the steady swell of a magnetic field produced by the ocean’s tides.

Four years of data collected by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Swarm mission have contributed to the mapping of this ‘other’ magnetic field, one that could help us build better models around global warming.

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https://www.sciencealert.com/esa-swarm-satellite-map-ocean-tides-magnetic-field

Brazilia: Giant Saucer shaped Clouds

Posted in 2018, astronomy with tags on March 2, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

Yesterday as the sun was setting over Brazil, “we saw a Big Show in the sky of Brasília,” reports local resident Leo Caldas. “Giant saucer shaped clouds appeared, and they were filled with iridescent color.”

These are pileus clouds. On warm summer afternoons, cumulus clouds boil upwards, pushing layers of moist air above them even higher where they cool and condense to form cloud caps (‘pileus’).

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://spaceweather.com

On the evening of Nov. 16th, Artic Meteor Turns Night into Day

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy, Uncategorized with tags , on November 17, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

Aurora tour guide Tony Bateman of northern Finland was indoors, warming up between auroras, when his surroundings began to vibrate.

“There was a huge bang and the cottage shook violently,” he reports. “At first I thought it was an earthquake.

Or maybe a tree fell on the cottage roof! I walked outside and inspected the trees. Everything looked okay.” A quick replay of his aurora webcam solved the mystery. “It was an incredible meteor,” he says.

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http://spaceweather.com/

Moonbow Under The Aurora Borealis

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , on November 16, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Surely, a show that will remain in my memory, a week ago, on November 7th. Between fast moving clouds, rain showers which lasted no more than two or three minutes, this fantastic moonbow appeared, when the almost Full Moon managed to break the clouds….(..)

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http://spaceweather.com

Northern Lights Invade the USA – auroras spilled across the Canadian border into more than a dozen US states

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , on November 8, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Space weather forecasters predicted a minor geomagnetic storm on Nov. 7th.

It turned out to be much stronger. As night fell across North America, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into more than a dozen US states.

Jack Webb photographed these red columns towering over Wapiti, Wyoming.

“At this latitude (+44 N) it takes a pretty good geomagnetic storm to get above it.”

Auroras were sighted in Alaska,Vermont, New York, Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and–believe it or not–Nebraska!!!!

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http://spaceweather.com 

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