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  • Amazing New Views of Betelgeuse Courtesy of ALMA

    06/30/2017 12:59:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    An angry monster lurks in the shoulder of the Hunter. We’re talking about the red giant star Betelgeuse, also known as Alpha Orionis in the constellation Orion. Recently, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) gave us an amazing view of Betelgeuse, one of the very few stars that is large enough to be resolved as anything more than a point of light. 650 light years distant, Betelgeuse is destined to live fast, and die young. The star is only eight million years old – young as stars go. Consider, for instance, our own Sun, which has been shining as a...
  • AMAZING NEW VIEWS OF BETELGEUSE COURTESY OF ALMA

    06/28/2017 7:08:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Universe Today ^ | June 27, 2017 | David Dickinson
    Just. Wow. An angry monster lurks in the shoulder of the Hunter. We’re talking about the red giant star Betelgeuse, also known as Alpha Orionis in the constellation Orion. Recently, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) gave us an amazing view of Betelgeuse, one of the very few stars that is large enough to be resolved as anything more than a point of light.
  • "Alien megastructure" star is at it again with strange dimming

    05/22/2017 9:33:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2017 | Calla Cofield
    The perplexing cosmic object known as "Boyajian's star" is once again exhibiting a mysterious pattern of dimming and brightening that scientists have tried to explain with hypotheses ranging from swarms of comets to alien megastructures. On Friday, an urgent call went out to scientists around the world to turn as many telescopes as possible toward the star, to try and crack the mystery of its behavior.
  • What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

    03/23/2017 5:44:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 22, 2017 | Ethan Siegel
    Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then -- swelling into a red giant -- helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can achieve hot enough temperatures to further fuse carbon into even heavier elements. Under those intense conditions, the star will swell into a red supergiant, destined for an eventual supernova after around 100,000 years or so. And the brightest red supergiant in our entire night...
  • ‘Battle Of The Network Stars’ Reboot In Works At ABC

    03/03/2017 7:04:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 2, 2017 | Patrick Hipes
    ABC is casting and prepping Battle Of The Network Stars, a reboot of the network’s 1970s and ’80s competition series that pitted teams of stars from different TV networks. ABC ran all 19 of the original series, and plans to make the redo, if it happens, as a summer event series.
  • Self-Proclaimed Environmentalist DiCaprio Flies Eyebrow Artist 15,000 Miles for Oscars

    03/01/2017 8:46:40 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/1/2017 | Aly Nielsen
    Leonardo DiCaprio claims to care about the Earth. He also blames mankind for the threat of climate change. But he’s unwilling to let his passion for the planet get in the way of his Oscar preening. Together with a fellow actor, DiCaprio flew a makeup artist 15,000 miles round-trip across the Pacific Ocean to tidy up their eyebrows for the 2017 Oscars, according to the Independent (UK). Dicaprio and fellow actor Tobey Maguire insisted on seeing brow artist Sharon-Lee Hamilton, despite the fact that she lives in Sydney, Australia — 7,500 miles from Los Angeles. DiCaprio must have forgotten that...
  • Mike Connors, ‘Mannix’ Star, Dies at 91

    01/26/2017 7:01:44 PM PST · by PallMal · 74 replies
    Variety ^ | January 26, 2017 | Pat Saperstein
    Mike Connors, best known for playing detective Joe Mannix on 1960s and ’70s show “Mannix,” died Thursday in Tarzana, Calif. He was 91.
  • A bright new star will burst into the sky in five years, astronomers predict

    01/06/2017 9:14:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 6 at 11:15 AM | Blaine P. Friedlander Jr.
    A team of astronomers is making a bold forecast: A binary star found in the summer constellation Cygnus the swan will burst into a red nova sometime in 2022. When the two stars in the binary system crash into one another, they will create a brick-red beacon so bright that sky gazers will see it with the naked eye, Larry Molnar of Calvin College said Friday at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Grapevine, Tex. As the constellation Cygnus glides gracefully along the Milky Way every late spring and summer, the cosmic bird’s left wing houses a faint binary star...
  • Update: Homeless Woman Who Was Guarding Trump Hollywood Star Is Found – Trump Camp Notified

    Last Wednesday a violent leftist smashed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The criminal used a sledgehammer to destroy Donald’s star. So later in the day this homeless woman sat near the star to protect it. homeless-man-star-hollywood-trump The woman was holding a sign that reads, “20 Million Illegals and Americans Sleep on the Streets in Tents. Vote Trump.” The poor homeless woman was later assaulted by cruel leftist thugs. Her name is Denise Scott
  • A group of Hindu Republicans is enlisting Bollywood stars to get Indian-Americans to vote for Trump

    09/06/2016 5:43:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Quartz | September 1, 2016 | Maria Thomas
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://qz.com/771656/a-group-of-hindu-republicans-is-enlisting-bollywood-stars-to-get-indian-americans-to-vote-for-trump/
  • Long queues at Singapore hawker stalls awarded with Michelin stars

    08/21/2016 4:19:53 PM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    straitstimes. ^ | Jul 22, 2016,
    SINGAPORE - Less than 12 hours after his stall was awarded one star in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide, Mr Chan Hon Meng, 51, was back at work whipping up his signature soya sauce chicken dish for customers at Chinatown Complex. A queue of 10 people had formed at his Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle outlet even before it opened on Friday (July 22) morning. As of 10.30am, there were 21 people in the queue. Following his award, Mr Chan is considering introducing new dishes and opening another outlet. He told The Straits Times he has no...
  • Kepler detects nearly 1,300 more planets orbiting distant stars

    05/14/2016 9:10:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/11/16 | David Perlman
    Astronomers monitoring the Kepler space telescope have detected nearly 1,300 planets flying in orbit around distant stars, a cosmic search that began nearly 10 years ago inside a rusty old telescope dome at the Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton near San Jose. From the size and orbits of the new-found “exoplanets,” the astronomers said at least 550 could be rocky planets much like Earth, and at least nine are orbiting at just the right distance from their stars to lie inside their “habitable zones” where temperatures would be just right for liquid water, the one ingredient essential for life to...
  • Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

    05/10/2016 6:51:59 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 94 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 10 May 16 | Telegraph Reporters
    (Title was shortened. Add: "of the night sky from his bedroom ") A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth. William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of constellations and maps of known Mayan cities. And then he made a startling realisation: the two appeared to be linked. “I was really surprised and excited when I realised that the most brilliant stars of the constellations matched...
  • What Is The Most Astounding Fact About The Universe?

    04/11/2016 6:26:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 68 replies
    Forbes/Science ^ | 8 Apr, 2016 | Ethan Siegel
    Back in 2008, Time Magazine interviewed Neil de Grasse Tyson, and asked him, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” His answer was indeed a very good, true, and astounding fact about the Universe: that all the complex atoms that make up everything we know owe their origins to ancient, exploded stars, dating back billions of years. It’s a great fact, and it’s definitely on the short list of the most remarkable things we’ve learned about the Universe. But if I were to choose the single most astounding fact about the Universe, I’d...
  • Rare Jewel: Earth-like Planets May Be Very Rare

    02/29/2016 7:33:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 56 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-28-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Rare Jewel: Earth-like Planets May Be Very Rare Msgr. Charles Pope • February 28, 2016 • I have written a good bit over the years about what is known as the “Rare Earth” Hypothesis. A recent blog on discovermagazine.com ponders how high the odds are against the existence of another Earth-like planet. More on that in a moment. But first let’s review some of the basics of the Rare Earth Hypothesis.While most people, including most scientists, believe that there may be billions of inhabitable planets out there a capable of sustaining complex life, the Rare Earth Hypothesis suggests that...
  • The Ghosts of Auschwitz in the Middle Eas

    02/05/2015 6:44:50 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies
    Daniel Greenfield's Blog, SULTAN KNISH ^ | February 5, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield's article: The Ghosts of Auschwitz in the Middle East Posted: 04 Feb 2015 08:35 AM PST In exile in Argentina, the world’s most wanted man was writing a defense of the indefensible. He rejected “so-called Western culture” whose bible “expressly established that everything sacred came from the Jews.” Instead he looked to the “large circle of friends, many millions of people” whose good opinion of his crimes he wanted. These millions of people were not in Germany. They weren’t even in Argentina. His fellow Nazis had abandoned him after deciding that the murder of millions of Jews was...
  • Hottest, heaviest touching double star

    10/21/2015 3:19:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    EarthSky.org ^ | 10/21/15
    Hottest, heaviest touching double star Astronomers say the two stars might be heading for catastrophe. They will likely either merge to create a single giant star or form a double black hole. This artist’s impression shows VFTS 352 — hottest and most massive double star system known to date where the two components are in contact and sharing material. Image via ESOWe know that many stars in our galaxy are in double or multiple systems, but here are two stars so close they touch. An international team of astronomers said this week (October 21, 2015) that this system – known...
  • Did Astronomers Find Evidence of an Alien Civilization? Probably Not. But Still Cool.

    10/15/2015 8:55:50 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | October 14, 2015 | By Phil Plait
    The paper doesn’t mention aliens, and it doesn’t even imply aliens. Not directly, at least. But the astronomers found a star so odd, with behavior so difficult to explain, that it’s clear something weird is happening there. And some of the astronomers who did the work are now looking into the idea that what they’ve found might (might!) be due to aliens. But don’t let this idea run away with you. The scientists involved are being very skeptical and approaching this the right way. The star is called KIC 8462852, and it’s one of more than a hundred thousand stars...
  • The Gospel In The Stars

    08/13/2015 8:32:29 PM PDT · by MHGinTN · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/24/2014 | Mr. and Mrs. Barry Setterfield
    This is a beautiful study of the Gospel revealed in the Stars. First, Astronomer Barry Setterfield's wife presents a glorious Bible study, then Barry presents the stars that have told humankind the Gospel story ever since creation. There are a few interesting corrections offered to poor translation of scripture passages. The differences are strikingly important and have gone unchallenged for generations. So there really is more being re-revealed in Scriptures in our last days epoch!
  • Lena Dunham Politicizes Mother’s Day with Pro Abortion Message

    05/14/2015 2:42:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 May 2015 | Kipp Jones
    While celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Khloe Kardashian, Gisele Bundchen, and Reese Witherspoon spent Mother’s Day paying tribute to the special women in their lives, Lena Dunham observed the holiday by asking others to join her in protecting abortion rights on social media. The star and creator of the HBO series Girls has been a vocal proponent for abortion throughout her career, and as the aforementioned stars were paying homage to the ladies who gave them life Sunday, Dunham was reminding her two million Twitter followers she believes life should be given strictly by choice. She tweeted: