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  • Untold Riches—Way Above

    05/19/2016 10:49:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    KT Boundary and Iridium Ever dreamt of hiking over the landscape and finding a mineral vein rich with ores, perhaps even silver or gold glittering in the sunshine, like in the Hand of Faith vein in Australia? How about joining the gold rush fever—without trekking up the Chilkoot Pass as thousands of prospectors did well over 100 years ago? The chances of finding a “mother lode” are slim, even when trying hard. They are similar to winning the jackpot in a big lottery. But don’t give up just yet; there is a new “horizon” for your exploration activity—the new frontiers...
  • Just an ordinary, daily word, yet a word that mystically reaches for the stars

    05/10/2012 3:16:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 9, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Every now and then a word just catches your ear, and several times in a day it jumps out at you and you’re tempted to say: “There it is again!”Yesterday it was the word “consider”, an ordinary, daily word. Or is it? Why did it strike me so? With my knowledge of Latin, it occurred to me that “consider” has something to do with the stars, for the Latin word sidera means “stars” or “heavenly bodies.” How interesting, I have use the word for the better part of 50 years and that had never crossed my mind. But as sometimes...
  • Life in the Balance – And why Earth-like planets may be rare

    03/31/2012 3:00:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 30, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below is a very creative representation of what the day and night sky on Earth would look like if the earth had rings like Saturn. It is well worth a view.But it puts me in the mind of pondering the delicate balance of life on this earth and, though the artwork in the video is beautiful, I suspect that the presence of rings would dramatically alter life on this earth, perhaps even annihilate it.By way of disclaimer, let me say I am not a geologist or astronomer. But a number of things concern me about the presence of...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "In Like Flint" (1967)

    10/13/2013 12:43:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1967 | Gordon Douglas
  • Earliest Known Iron Artifacts Come From Outer Space

    08/19/2013 8:03:08 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Phys.org ^ | August 19, 2013 | Staff
    Researchers have shown that ancient Egyptian iron beads held at the UCL Petrie Museum were hammered from pieces of meteorites rather than iron ore The objects. which trace their origins to outer space also predate the emergence of iron smelting by two millennia. Carefully hammered into thin sheets before being rolled into tubes, the nine beads — which are over 5000 years-old - were originally strung into a necklace together with other exotic minerals such as gold and gemstones. revealing the high value of this exotic material in ancient times The study is published in the Journal of Archaeological Science_...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Road To Hong Kong" (1962)

    04/21/2013 11:13:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1962 | Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
  • Race To Mine The Moon Heats Up

    10/27/2011 9:22:03 PM PDT · by Captain Beyond · 23 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 10/27/2011 | Loren Grush
    Astrobotic Technology's Red Rover, a lunar exploration vehicle that the company claims will be able to scout and drill for precious resources at the moon's poles. Moon, we just can’t quit you. NASA has shifted its goals from returning to the moon to visiting an asteroid or even Mars, but not everyone has given up on going back. The space agency's attention deficit has sparked a race among private companies eager to return to Earth's satellite.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/27/race-to-mine-moon-heats-up/#ixzz1c2sHUuBP
  • Scientists warn ANOTHER out-of-control three ton telescope is hurtling towards the Earth

    10/10/2011 2:32:08 PM PDT · by Baladas · 23 replies
    The Mail Online ^ | 10th October 2011 | Allan Hall
    Earth has been told to brace for a possible satellite collision as an orbiting telescope weighing nearly three tons has spun out of control and is plummeting homewards. ROSAT, a German X-ray telescope built with British and American technology, has been orbiting the Earth since 1990 and has provided invaluable data on stars. But they lost contact with it in 1999. It is now predicted to re-enter Earth's atmosphere at the end of this month.
  • John Barry's "The Black Hole" Original Soundtrack remastered, expanded, and rereleased.

    08/26/2011 6:45:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    08.26.11
    The soundtrack to the 1979 Disney space epic has been remastered, expanded, and now available from Disney and Intrada records. The music was composed by the late English movie music master John Barry, who is widely known for his work on the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987. Here is a suite of the OST on youtube
  • What are Nanobacteria?

    03/13/2003 12:39:21 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 1,478+ views
    NanoBacLabs ^ | 2001 | NanoBacLabs
    The term Nanobacteria is short for its scientific genus & species name Nanobacterium sanguineum, a Latin scientific term that means blood nanobacteria. Nanobacteria are nano-sized in that they are from 20-200 nanometers in size and are the smallest known self-replicating bacteria (a nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter and is approximately the width of ten hydrogen atoms side-to-side) Nanobacterium sanguineum is recognized as an emerging infectious disease. Nanobacteria have been shown to cause the calcification in coronary artery disease and vascular disease atherosclerotic plaque. (Miller V, et al, Mayo Clinic, Journal American College of Cardiology, March 2002 & Submitted...
  • Organic Molecule, Amino Acid-Like, Found In Constellation Sagittarius

    03/28/2008 6:11:45 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 62 replies · 1,990+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Mar. 27, 2008 | Science Daily
    ScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2008) — Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn have detected for the first time a molecule closely related to an amino acid: amino acetonitrile. The organic molecule was found with a 30 metre radio telescope in Spain and two radio interferometers in France and Australia in the "Large Molecule Heimat", a giant gas cloud near the galactic centre in the constellation Sagittarius (Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press).  Amino acetonitrile. (Credit: Sven Thorwirth, MPIfR) The "Large Molecule Heimat" is a very dense, hot gas clump within the star forming region Sagittarius B2....
  • Building block of life found on comet

    08/17/2009 8:26:35 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 43 replies · 1,915+ views
    Reuters.com ^ | Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:45pm EDT | Steve Gorman
    The amino acid glycine, a fundamental building block of proteins, has been found in a comet for the first time, bolstering the theory that raw ingredients of life arrived on Earth from outer space, scientists said on Monday. Microscopic traces of glycine were discovered in a sample of particles retrieved from the tail of comet Wild 2 by the NASA spacecraft Stardust deep in the solar system some 242 million miles (390 million km) from Earth, in January 2004. Samples of gas and dust collected on a small dish lined with a super-fluffy material called aerogel were returned to Earth...
  • Life's Building Blocks Found on Surprising Meteorite

    12/16/2010 5:53:58 AM PST · by FatherofFive · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Space.com ^ | Wed Dec 15, 6:15 pm | SPACE.com Staff
    Scientists have discovered amino acids, the building blocks of life in a meteorite where none were expected. The finding adds evidence to the idea that some of life's key ingredients could have formed in space, and then been delivered to Earth long ago by meteorite impacts. The meteorite in question was born in a violent crash, and eventually crashed into northern Sudan
  • NASA: Exceptional object in our cosmic neighborhood

    11/12/2010 7:38:04 PM PST · by Flavius · 61 replies · 1+ views
    nasa ^ | 11/11/10 | nasa
    - NASA Announces Televised Chandra News Conference - NASA will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, to discuss the Chandra X-ray Observatory's discovery of an exceptional object in our cosmic neighborhood.
  • Russia offers Venezuela nuclear help, Chavez says

    04/03/2010 2:08:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 696+ views
    (AP) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 04.03.10, 07:01 / Israel News | n/a
    <p>Atomic energy was one of many areas of cooperation discussed as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made his first visit to the South American country.</p>
  • UN to discuss Air Traffic Control for outer space

    02/21/2010 8:51:28 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 450+ views
    Aviation News ^ | 02/07/2010 | Richard Gray
    Space experts from around the world will discuss ways of tackling the growing problem of space debris in orbit around the Earth. It comes just a year after an American satellite collided with a Russian satellite. There are thought to be more than 19,000 pieces of debris larger than 4 inches across racing around the Earth at high speeds, while there are more than 500,000 bigger than a postage stamp. The number of particles smaller than this are thought to exceed tens of millions. Despite their relatively small size, most are travelling faster than 15,600mph and at these speeds a...
  • Space, Cyberspace Viewed as Likely Battlegrounds for U.S. in 21st Century

    01/29/2010 2:38:16 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 141+ views
    Space News ^ | 1/29/2010 | Turner Brinton
    The United States faces an evolving list of potential adversaries in the 21st century that not only continue to seek weapons of mass destruction, but are honing the skills necessary to wage battle in cyberspace as well as outer space, a panel of national security experts said Jan. 20. The nature of warfare has changed significantly since the end of the 20th century, with new technologies and threats emerging faster than ever, U.S. Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, said during a panel discussion at the Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy here. The...
  • Are you guys watching Obama lecturing the House GOP? (29 January)

    01/29/2010 9:49:02 AM PST · by SE Mom · 460 replies · 22,435+ views
    29 January 2010
    This is unreal- Obama is lecuring the House GOP retreat- they're asking him questions and he's talking to them like they're 10th graders..
  • Earth-like planet Corot-7b found outside solar system

    09/22/2009 2:11:12 PM PDT · by antiobamacare · 23 replies · 1,401+ views
    Times Online ^ | September 17, 2009 | Mark Henderson
    Astronomers have confirmed that a planet orbiting a distant star has a rocky structure similar to that of Earth, a find that shortens the odds on extraterrestrial life being discovered. New observations of a planet named Corot-7b, which circles a star 500 light years away in the constellation Monoceros, or the Unicorn, have shown that its density is similar to the Earth’s, indicating that it is also a solid, rocky world. The discovery is important for the prospects of discovering life elsewhere because Corot-7b is the first exoplanet — a planet beyond our solar system — orbiting another star that...
  • Earth sends messages into outer space

    08/11/2009 11:47:39 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 555+ views
    Messages from Earth will be sent into space as part of National Science Week. People can visit the Hello From Earth website to post text-like message that will be transmitted to Gliese 581d - the nearest earth-like planet outside our solar system. Gliese 581d was discovered in April 2007. It is eight times the size of Earth and 20 light years away. The project is already proving popular, with the website receiving 26,000 hits in the first five minutes - crashing the system for a short time. The messages will be sent from the Canberra Deep Space Complex at Tidbinbilla....