Archive for the ‘Galactic News’ Category

Every Green Spot is a Galaxy

July 17, 2018

True to Cosmic Love blog, this image of outer space enables one to reflect upon the size of the visible universe and our place within it. We are not alone, and we don’t only live once.  Click the image to expand it for better viewing.

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Exoplanets in the news

June 29, 2018

There are currently about fifty known exoplanets whose diameters range from Mars-sized to several times the Earth’s and which also reside within their stars’ habitable zone – the orbital distance within which their surface temperatures permit liquid water. These exoplanets are currently our best candidates for hosting life.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-06-habitable-world-exoplanets.html#jCp

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology provides new clues indicating that an exoplanet 500 light-years away is much like Earth.

Kepler-186f is the first identified Earth-sized planet outside the solar system orbiting a star in the . This means it’s the proper distance from its for liquid water to pool on the surface.

The Georgia Tech study used simulations to analyze and identify the exoplanet’s spin axis dynamics. Those dynamics determine how much a planet tilts on its axis and how that tilt angle evolves over time. Axial tilt contributes to seasons and climate because it affects how sunlight strikes the planet’s surface.

The researchers suggest that Kepler-186f’s is very stable, much like the Earth, making it likely that it has regular seasons and a stable climate. The Georgia Tech team thinks the same is true for Kepler-62f, a super-Earth-sized planet orbiting around a star about 1,200 light-years away from us.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-06-clues-earth-like-exoplanets.html#jCp

Kepler Completes Campaign 17

May 15, 2018

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  • Campaign 17 completed successfully
  • Campaign 18 underway
  • Apophis asteroid in view
  • Campaign 16 data processing complete

 

Vote YES on bill H.R. 2809!

May 13, 2018

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tracking apophis bill

Asteroid Apophis will strike Earth in 2029 or 2036 if we do not deflect it.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2809

 

NASA InSight lander launches to Mars

May 5, 2018

In a layer of fog, ULA’s Atlas V launches NASA’s InSight Mars lander toward the Red Planet. Photo Credit: NASA LOMPOC, Calif. — Initially flying through early-morning fog, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air force Base’s Space Launch Complex 3 to send NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy…

via Marsbound!: NASA InSight lander launches toward Red Planet — SpaceFlight Insider

SpaceX space port coming to L.A.?

April 19, 2018

Los Angeles port commission approves SpaceX rocket facility

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April 19, 2018

Los Angeles harbor commissioners have approved a permit for Space Exploration Technologies to build a facility on 19 acres of port land to manufacture a Mars rocket that will be so big it will require an oceangoing barge for transport to launch sites.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the rocket will serve a wide range of missions including going to Mars.

The permit approved Thursday has an initial 10-year term with two 10-year options to extend.

SpaceX will receive credits that offset the approximately $1.38 million in annual rent in exchange for improvements it makes, including construction of a huge hangar-style building. Overall credits are capped at $44 million.

The deal is expected to be reviewed by the City Council.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-los-angeles-port-commission-spacex.html#jCp

 

 

 

Cluster PLCK G308.3-20.2. Enjoy.

April 14, 2018

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NASA/ESA Hubble

Rocket Lab Going Commercial

April 7, 2018

A file photo of the maiden flight of the electron rocket in May 2017. While that mission did not see the vehicle achieve orbit, the second flight in January 2018, dubbed “Still Testing,” did. The third flight, “It’s Business Time,” will be the first fully-commercial mission for the rocket. Photo Credit: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab…

via ‘It’s Business Time’: Rocket Lab sets April 20 for next Electron launch — SpaceFlight Insider

Scientists are Clueless – MH

March 8, 2018

10:32 PM Norbert Schneider​  “It is important to spread the spiritual teachings but spiritual progress is dependent on the growth of each individual. That requires action besides just hearing about the truth.”

Catch Michael Horn’s 18th live show with guests here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuyc28xEuMI
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A Dark Matter chart for blind Ben Davidson

March 1, 2018

dark matter ratio dark energy pie chart

With eyes closed, Ben Davidson sounds quite silly talking about dark matter theories to his tens of thousands of followers.  Would he only have accepted my cash offer to look at the information and answers to his many questions, he would not be wasting his career following fact-idiots.  Alas, he is afraid of learning the truth about the universe.  That or he thinks he knows everything already.

If you want to know more about the universe and sun than Ben Davidson, get these documents and read them:

#PIOOSR

#WCFTSATFM