Astronomy

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potentially-hazardous-asteroids

 

This map shows the overlapping orbits (blue) of the 1,400 known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids — objects more than about 400 feet wide that can approach within 4.6 million miles of Earth.

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“The Kiss Of Life” by Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer Prize

“The Kiss Of Life” by Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer Prize

 

“Kiss of Life”

 

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Uh oh, here comes global cooling

The Frozen Thames, 1677 - an oil painting by Abraham Hondius shows the old London Bridge during the Maunder Minimum

The Frozen Thames, 1677 – an oil painting by Abraham Hondius shows the old London Bridge during the Maunder Minimum

I wonder how the warmists are going to spin this news…and they won;t be able to blame humans for it either.

The Sun’s activity is at its lowest for 100 years, scientists have warned.

They say the conditions are eerily similar to those before the Maunder Minimum, a time in 1645 when a mini ice age hit, Freezing London’s River Thames.

Researcher believe the solar lull could cause major changes, and say there is a 20% chance it could lead to ‘major changes’ in temperatures.

‘Whatever measure you use, solar peaks are coming down,’ Richard Harrison of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire told the BBC.

‘I’ve been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this.’

He says the phenomenon could lead to colder winters similar to those during the Maunder Minimum.   Read more »

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milkyway

Our galaxy, the Milky Way and where we are in it. Interestingly, most planets we have managed to identify are within about 300ly from our Sun.

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The sun, in a new light

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Astronomers have found possibly the biggest black hole ever observed

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Landing on Mars

NASA scientists sex up what would normally be a glaze inducing, mind numbing boring explanation of how difficult it is to get a lander onto Mars: