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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Hale-Bopp: The Great Comet of 1997

    10/13/2013 3:50:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | October 13, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Sixteen years ago, Comet Hale-Bopp rounded the Sun and offered a dazzling spectacle in planet Earth's night. This stunning view, recorded shortly after the comet's 1997 perihelion passage, features the memorable tails of Hale-Bopp -- a whitish dust tail and blue ion tail. Here, the ion tail extends well over ten degrees across the northern sky, fading near the double star clusters in Perseus, while the head of the comet lies near Almach, a bright star in the constellation Andromeda. Do you remember Hale-Bopp? The photographer's sons do, pictured in the foreground at ages 12 and 15. In all,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comet Hale-Bopp Over Val Parola Pass

    12/22/2012 9:30:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | December 23, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Comet Hale-Bopp, the Great Comet of 1997, became much brighter than any surrounding stars. It was seen even over bright city lights. Away from city lights, however, it put on quite a spectacular show. Here Comet Hale-Bopp was photographed above Val Parola Pass in the Dolomite mountains surrounding Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Comet Hale-Bopp's blue ion tail, consisting of ions from the comet's nucleus, is pushed out by the solar wind. The white dust tail is composed of larger particles of dust from the nucleus driven by the pressure of sunlight, that orbit behind the comet. Observations showed that Comet...
  • The story of the discovery of Comet Elenin is a LIE. (Part 2)

    08/19/2011 12:08:27 PM PDT · by mnehring · 162 replies · 3+ views
    Giorgio Tsoukalos' hair | Giorgio Tsoukalos
    Y2K has three characters 911 has three characters Elenin has six characters which is twice 3 three, threes is 9 Elenin has a l and a 1 in it, 9/l1 and that spells M-O-O-N Coincidence?
  • Barack Obama a Lightworker? (New Age Kookyness)

    06/06/2008 5:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 78+ views
    Outside The Beltway ^ | June 6, 2008 | James Joyner
    San Francisco Chronicle columnist Mark Morford has perhaps the kookiest explanation for Barack Obama’s rise that I’ve yet seen. No, it’s not merely his youthful vigor, or handsomeness, or even inspiring rhetoric. It is not fresh ideas or cool charisma or the fact that a black president will be historic and revolutionary in about a thousand different ways. It is something more. Even Bill Clinton, with all his effortless, winking charm, didn’t have what Obama has, which is a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique high-vibration integrity. Dismiss it all you like, but I’ve heard from far too many enormously...
  • Something's Different in Camp Clinton-Tonight, no TV's, cell phones and blackberries don't work

    06/03/2008 7:30:13 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 106 replies · 332+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | June 03, 2008 9:31 PM
    ABC News' Kate Snow Reports: As news of Sen. Barack Obama's, D-Ill., triumph in the Democratic nomination battle travels across the nation, camp Clinton isn't hearing any of it. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is holding her election night event at New York Baruch College Athletic & Recreation Center in New York -- the first time the candidate has not been in a contested or about to be contested state during the entire primary process. Other than the fact that we are 2 stories below ground in a cinderblock no-frills gym on Manhattan's Lower East Side, there are also NO televisions....
  • Heaven's Gate revisited

    03/18/2007 9:37:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 2,546+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/18/07 | J. Harry Jones
    Ten years ago next week, one of the strangest events in county history exploded into the public's consciousness. For several days, it was the biggest news story in the world. It began unfolding the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26, 1997, during a period when the Hale-Bopp comet could be seen in the night sky. Inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult lay dead. Convinced that a spaceship was traveling behind the comet and that they would be transported to the vessel to begin a new life “beyond human,” they had poisoned themselves. Twenty-one...
  • Probe To 'Look Inside' Asteroids

    07/28/2004 8:22:08 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 956+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-28-2004 | Paul Rincon
    Probe to 'look inside' asteroids By Paul Rincon BBC News Online science staff in Paris, France Studies of asteroids would aid Earth-protection strategies A new space mission concept unveiled at a Paris conference aims to look inside asteroids to reveal how they are made. Deep Interior would use radar to probe the origin and evolution of two near-Earth objects less than 1km across. The mission, which could launch some time later this decade, would also give clues to how the planets evolved. The perceived threat of asteroids colliding with our planet has renewed interest in space missions to understand these...
  • World's Second 'Cloned' Baby Is Born, UFO Cult Says (Oops She did it again!!)

    01/04/2003 8:31:11 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 44 replies · 498+ views
    The Washington Post. ^ | January 4th, 2003 | Brigitte Boiseller
    She's cloned another baby...developing on Drudge..breaking...developing...breaking... AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A UFO cult said on Saturday the world's second cloned baby had been born to a Dutch lesbian, but cloning experts swiftly dismissed the claim as a baseless stunt. "A baby girl was born yesterday evening. The baby is healthy and the mother too," Bart Overvliet, head of the Raelian movement's Dutch branch, told Reuters by telephone.
  • D.C. CHAPTER CRACKS UP -- Meeting Report 8/25/02

    08/25/2002 9:29:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 66 replies · 583+ views
    D.C. Chapter/ photos by tgslTakoma | Sunday, August 25, 2002 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com held a scheduled meeting today to plan our future. They say a picture is worth a thousand words:Jimmy Valentine's Brother and FreeTheHostagesGore War Vet and LeadpennyRingleader and the WarlordBillFBufordP and Exit148Ned13TaxmanBufordPLeadpenny and TaxmanAngelwood and SauropodFreeTheHostagesTgslTakoma, JVb, FTH and KristinnTgslTakoma, JVb, KristinnOverdose!The Chalice (His)The Chalice (Hers)The Meeting Turns SeriousOh Yeah, We're Havin' Fun Now...Tin Foil Can't Block These Bad VibesEven Kool-Aid Won't HelpFTH Tries to Repair the Rent Fabric of our QuiltTo Better Days......And Old Friends
  • Phil Donahue's MSNBC Home Page

    06/12/2002 11:22:30 AM PDT · by Registered · 17 replies · 426+ views
    Registered ^ | 06.12.02 | Registered