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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.

FULL ARTICLE ON

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

Solar storms and a range of other space energy contributors modulate the Schumann Resonance

Posted in 2018, Earthquakes, Extreme Weather, Galaxy with tags , on March 19, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

Reader’s question: Historically, does this coincide with solar storms? Solar storms and a range of other space energy contributors modulate the SR. A gamma ray burst significantly changed the SRs in 2004 Dez 27th, (the day after the Indian Ocean Tsunami.) The SRs have been monitored since the late 1960’s, thus the long-term connections are […]

via Schumann Resonance 3-16 / 3-18-2018 and the connection to space weather — Abrupt Earth Changes

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.

To be continued on

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….(..)

To be continued on:

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!!!!

More Photos on

http://spaceweather.com 

On the night of Oct. 26th, sky watchers in Japan witnessed a fireball tearing through the belt of Orion

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , on November 3, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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A METEOR MELTS AWAY: On the night of Oct. 26th, sky watchers in Japan witnessed a fireball tearing through the belt of Orion. “It was yellow and very bright,” reports Yasushi Aoshima, who captured the dramatic disintegration in a series of rapid-fire photos.

To be Continued on:

http://spaceweather.com/

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