Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Michio Kaku discusses an asteroid heading toward earth in 2029

Famed physicist Michio Kaku uses his conventional and unique style to discuss our first real Asteroid threat, expected Friday 13th 2029.

Friday, April 15, 2011

News reporters speaking gibberish

In recent weeks we've seen a number of reporters, and even Judge Judy speaking gibberish. Are these freak events caused by too much information in this wired world; temporal lobe seizures based on earth energies from the release of seismic shifts (i.e. see M. Persinger's (Laurentian U) Tectonic Strain theory), or a form a glossolalia (speaking in tongues)?

Here are some examples from recent weeks.
From the USA

From Canada

From the Czech Republic

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cosmic blast has NASA baffled

From The Australian
NASA is studying a surprising cosmic burst at the centre of a distant galaxy that has burned for more than a week, longer than astronomers have ever seen before.
Calling it "one of the most puzzling cosmic blasts ever observed", the US space agency said it had mobilised the Hubble Space Telescope along with its Swift satellite and Chandra X-ray Observatory to study the phenomenon.

"More than a week later, high-energy radiation continues to brighten and fade from its location," NASA said in a statement. "Astronomers say they have never seen such a bright, variable, high-energy, long-lasting burst before. Usually, gamma ray bursts mark the destruction of a massive star, and flaring emissions from these events never last more than a few hours."

The first in a series of explosions was detected by a NASA telescope on March 28 in the constellation Draco.

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Mysterious Cosmic Blast Keeps on Going

From Wired Magazine
"Astronomers have witnessed a cosmic explosion so strange they don’t even know what to call it. Although the blowup, discovered with NASA’s Swift satellite on March 28, emits high-energy radiation like a gamma-ray burst would, the event has now lasted for 11 days. Gamma-ray bursts last for an average of about 30 seconds.

Also unlike a gamma-ray burst, the explosion has faded and brightened, emitting staccato pulses of energetic radiation lasting for hundreds of seconds.

“It’s either a phenomenon we’ve never seen before or a familiar event that we’ve never viewed in this way before,” says Andrew Fruchter of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. The outburst might have been generated by a star torn to shreds when it ventured too close to a black hole in its host galaxy, he suggests. Gas from the star falling into the black hole could have triggered the gravitational monster to emit a jet of X-rays and gamma rays that by chance happens to point directly at Earth."

This GRB is being emitted from the Constellation of Draco, which according to Wikipedia:

Draco is a constellation in the far northern sky. Its name is Latin for dragon. Draco is circumpolar (that is, never setting) for many observers in the northern hemisphere. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations today.

Draco is among the earliest of the constellations to have been defined; in one of the oldest known astronomical records, the ancient Egyptians identified it as Tawaret, the goddess of the northern sky in their pantheon of deities. Considered ever-vigilant because the constellation never set, she was depicted a fierce protective goddess whose body was a composite of crocodile, human, lioness, and hippopotamus parts.

The southern shaft in the Kings Chamber reaches to the outer surface of the Pyramid and is thought to be aligned with the Orion´s belt.

The northern shaft aligns with Thuban, in the constellation of Draco.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Second sun may appear at any moment

Scientists claim that Betelgeuse, a star 640 light years away from Earth, is going to explode soon. Nikolai Chugai, head of the department of Variable Stars and Astronomical Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Astronomy shares his views with RIA Novosti’s Samir Shakhbaz, on possible threats and impact this star may cause to our planet.


Betelgeuse to be a second sun

The Earth could soon have a second sun, at least for a week or two.

The cosmic phenomenon will happen when one of the brightest stars in the night sky explodes into a supernova.

And, according to a report yesterday, the most stunning light show in the planet’s history could happen as soon as this year.
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