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  • President Trump Directs NASA to Return to the Moon, Then Aim for Mars

    12/12/2017 1:53:20 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    space.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Calla Cofield
    President Donald Trump signed his administration's first space policy directive today (Dec. 11), which formally directs NASA to focus on returning humans to the moon.
  • The German town encrusted with diamonds

    11/28/2017 2:57:15 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 22 November 2017 | Matthew Vickery
    As I climbed the narrow staircase of the gothic church tower in NŲrdlingen, Germany, the worn stone steps appeared to glimmer in the sunlight, bringing unexpected flashes of light to what should have been a dark, grey climb to the top. ďThatís because the entire tower is made out of suevite stone, and enclosed in it are small diamonds,Ē Horst Lenner, the tower watchman, told me enthusiastically.
  • They Just Began Casting the Giant Magellan Telescopeís 5th Mirror. What a Monster Job.

    11/08/2017 8:10:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 11/7/17 | Evan Gough
    The fifth mirror for the GMT's 7 segment primary mirror is being cast at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory at the University of Arizona. In this image, a worker at the lab places the last piece of glass for mirror 5. Image: Giant Magellan Telescope Organization Astronomy, News, Observatories They Just Began Casting the Giant Magellan Telescopeís 5th Mirror. What a Monster Job. Article written: 7 Nov , 2017 by Evan Gough The fifth mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is now being cast, according to an announcement from the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO), the body...
  • Send your name to Mars on the next NASA mission with just a few clicks

    10/05/2017 2:43:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    abc30.com ^ | Tuesday, October 03, 2017 01:40PM | James W Jakobs
    Send your name to a planet, far, far away - for free!
  • In Case You Were Planning To Float Any Long Term Loans ...

    09/22/2017 9:10:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/17 | Dave Merrick
    This most recent false prophecy, David Meade Now it is David Meade, a professing Christian, who is predicting a worldís end and rightfully causing gaping mouths and eye rolls from people who are already skeptics of any sort of spirituality. Thank you, David. Regardless of the special meanings you may have applied to your false prophecy, youíve given the world yet another opportunity to laugh at God, His Son and his precious word, the Bible. In a bizarre combination of numerology and astrology, stirred in with some of the Bibleís Book of Revelation, Mr Meade has calculated end of the...
  • Believe In Aliens? Youíre Probably Racist

    09/19/2017 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 18, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    People who believe in extraterrestrial life are sometimes referred to in a mocking manner. In the ‚ÄėX-Files‚Äô TV-series Fox Mulder is often referred to as ‚ÄėSpooky,‚Äô but according to a recent article, maybe he should be called ‚Äėracist‚Äô‚Äď if Mulder believes that aliens built the pyramids in Africa. The Quartz Media article, ‚ÄúOutlandish theories that aliens built the pyramids are rooted in racism,‚ÄĚ by Julien Benoit is critical of those who believe the pyramids or other ancient structures were built by aliens. Some may call this belief simply "odd,"¬†but Benoit just out and out labels it racist. From the article:...
  • VIDEO: Solar Killshot Aimed At Mars, Venus, Mercury | Level 3 Proton Storm

    09/11/2017 9:16:06 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | Sep 10, 2017
  • When Was Jesus Christ Born? The Bible Says September 11th - The Feast of Trumpets

    09/11/2017 8:05:21 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 103 replies
    Goodness of God Ministries ^ | December 22, 2011 | Goodness of God Ministries
    The birth of Jesus Christ is the one of the most significant events in all of history and when we understand the truths regarding the true date of his birth it will thrill and inspire your heart. Tradition has made December 25th the birthday of Jesus. but the Bible clearly reveals he was not born on that day. It was not until the 4th century after Christ that December 25th began to be celebrated as the day of Christ’s birth. It was the old pagan holiday celebrating the winter solstice and the birth of the sun god and celebrated when...
  • Trump Supporters: Are We All ďWhite NationalistsĒ Now? (Vanity)

    08/21/2017 7:55:09 PM PDT · by Political Animal · 37 replies
    8/21/2017 | AQC
    The allocation of culpability for the violence that resulted in the tragic death of Heather Heyer at a protest/counter-protest rally in Charlottesville, VA by the media last week really should not have come as a surprise. In the case of Republicans, the news-cycle will consisted of the following phases: If the violence is perpetrated by a hate group(s) whose members are racists, anti-Semites, and white supremacists, first, implicitly tie the Republican Party and its leaders (or if it is President Trump, explicitly) to the offending hate group; secondly, insist he or she publicly renounce the group; third, if the Republican...
  • Anyone Want To Hazard A Stab At Symbolic Meaning Of This Eclipse?

    08/21/2017 12:12:27 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 140 replies
    Self ^ | 8/21/17 | Jim Newell
    Whaddyathink? Any insights?
  • Watch The Live Broadcast Of The Full Solar Eclipse Here. Full Solar Eclipse Of August 21, 2017

    08/21/2017 5:31:29 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Total solar eclipse is one of the most fascinating astronomical phenomena. Thousands and sometimes millions of people, as it was in case of the last total eclipse visible in central Europe, travel to the narrow band of totality to enjoy fleeting beauty lasting few minutes only. Even people without any knowledge in physics and astronomy realize during the total eclipse that our Sun is definitely not a boring light source of a round shape shining down from the heaven but an extremely interesting living star which occupies surprisingly large part of the sky. Astonishing series of scientific discoveries were made...
  • University To Offer Safe-Space For Students During Eclipse (Satirical)

    08/11/2017 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 68 replies
    NCFReep via AP ^ | 8/10/17 | Staff
    (Cullowhee, NC) Preparations for the the upcoming August 21st solar eclipse are in high gear at Western Carolina University. The school is located within the zone of totality in the mountainous part of the state. Afternoon classes will be cancelled and festivities on the Central Plaza will include Native American moon dancers, performance art and the Tasty Tofu Taco Truck, locally known as T4. But there are some students who will be refusing the eclipse and have demanded the University provide a safe space for them during the event. So far three groups have separately approached University officials with concerns...
  • Einstein's Relativity Tested by Giant Star and Monster Black Hole

    08/10/2017 6:03:21 PM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies
    Space.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Jesse Emspak, Space.com Contributor
    A giant star near the center of our galaxy hints, once again, that Albert Einstein was correct about gravity. A group of astronomers in Germany and the Czech Republic observed three stars in a cluster near the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Using data from the Very Large Telescope in Chile, among others, the researchers tracked how the stars moved as they went around the monster black hole. One of the stars, called S2, showed slight deviations in its orbit that might indicate relativistic effects, scientists said. If the observations are confirmed, then it...
  • Get Thee to the Path!

    08/10/2017 11:58:04 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 13 replies
    When the sun came up on May 28 in the year 585 BCE, the Medes and Lydians were still at war. They had been at each otherís throats for years, and it looked like there was no end in sight for their conflict. But something extraordinary happened on the battlefield that day, which changed everything. This episode also features an interview with Dr. Fred Espenak, an astrophysicist, and scientist emeritus at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • The Boston Globe Claims the Solar Eclipse Is ĎThrowing Shadeí At Clinton Supporters

    08/02/2017 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 2, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The Boston Globe has managed to politicize¬†the literal sun and moon. An article by reporter Matt Rocheleau published Tuesday asks¬†if the upcoming solar eclipse is ‚Äúthrowing shade at Clinton supporters,‚ÄĚ as he claims the ‚Äúideal viewing spots‚ÄĚ for the upcoming eclipse happen to be in places that supported President Trump in the 2016 election: There are about 240 counties roughly along the central path of the eclipse, a 70-mile-wide trail extending across the country where people will be able to see a total eclipse, meaning the sun will appear completely obscured by the moon. And about 92 percent of those...
  • The Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21óA Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?

    08/01/2017 6:23:35 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 87 replies
    theTrumpet.com ^ | 1 August 2017
    On August 21, sky-watchers across America will see the face of the sun disappear behind the moonís disk, turning daylight to darkness, and allowing the planets and stars to suddenly reveal themselves against an otherworldly false night. Temperatures will noticeably drop, crickets will begin to chirp, and perplexed birds will retreat to their nests. The gossamer jets and streamers of the sunís corona will suddenly be visible to the naked eye, and all 360 degrees of the horizon will glow like an eerie sunset. On that date, a 70-mile-wide path spanning from South Carolina to Oregon will experience the ďGreat...
  • Solar eclipse 2017: The best places to see the rare phenomenon this August

    07/13/2017 9:13:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies
    N.A.S.A. ^ | Updated by Brian Resnick
    On August 21, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. Itís going to be awesome. If youíre in the bullís eye center of the moonís shadow known as the totality ó the sky will go dark for a few minutes in the middle of the day, stars will appear, birds will become confused and start chirping their nighttime songs. And itís all because of a cosmic coincidence: From the Earth, both the moon and sun appear to be roughly the same size. Most of the country will see...
  • Planet watching

    07/09/2017 5:36:22 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Planet watchers have plenty to occupy themselves this month. Mars, being too close to the sun, is the only naked eye planet that is not observable. Jupiter will be the first ďstarĒ that becomes visible after sunset. It will be low in the southwest. It is so very bright that it can be seen in twilight, but how soon can you detect it? It can be fun to test just how early you can see it. The moon passes close to Jupiter on July 28 making for a pretty grouping. Saturn is up all night this month. It doesnít get...
  • Scoping things out Astronomy club gives local kids a vision out of this world

    05/13/2017 7:11:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA - Ted Forte, Ken Duncan, and Bob Gent met at Colonel Smith Middle School recently and young astronomers observed the planet Venus, the moon, and the sun through their telescopes. The trio also brought the Planetary Science Institute's meteorite kit, and student scientists studied pieces of Mars and a rare and beautiful Pallasite meteorite. Later that evening, they drove to Faras Elementary School near Douglas, and Rick Burke joined Forte, Duncan, and Gent. ďThe seeing was good, and we observed the moon, Jupiter and other wonders of the night sky,Ē Gent said.
  • Astronauts are baffled by Trump's space travel plans

    04/27/2017 2:29:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Public Radio International ^ | April 27, 2017 | Staff
    American astronauts may be walking on Mars in the next eight years, or ideally the next four, if President Donald Trump has his way. But the new timetable has baffled experts in space travel. (AUDIO-AT-LINK) The surprise announcement ó or rather instruction ó took place this week during a live video conference between President Trump and veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson, who is currently aboard the International Space Station. During the conversation, Trump asked Whitson when it would be possible to send a human to Mars. She gave a careful and detailed answer explaining that a trip to the Red Planet...