Visible from the Americas, Australia and Asia, the “Beaver Moon” will pass through Earth’s outer shadow (
penumbra) at 07:32 Universal Time, causing a slight penumbral lunar eclipse that will see 83% of the Moon visibly darken at 9:42 Universal Time… https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2020/11/22/the-moon-meets-mars-and-the-seven-sister-stars-what-you-can-see-in-the-night-sky-this-week/?utm_medium=40digest.intl.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign&sh=292a554e7c36
OK, I give up. “Universal Time”?
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Tags: astronomy, Beaver Moon, lunar eclipse, Mars, night sky, Pleiades, seven sisters, shadow, solar system, stars, time, time zones •
Hi, everyone. I guess I should have planned a little better — should have written a “new year’s post” and then saved it before the holiday season began, scheduled the post, and then enjoyed overeating, overdrinking, and sleeping in.
Except of course that’s not what actually happened.
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Tags: blog, health, Japan, life, New Year's 2020, New Year’s Day, science fiction, travel, Wordpress, writing •
Actually, when I first read the real article title, I thought it said “space underwear.”
Under armour. Private space wear.
Seriously, is he getting ready for Space Reality TV or what?
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Youtuber smallstars has proposed a concept that he calls the Gravity Link Starship (GLS), a variation of SpaceX’s Starship that will be able to provide its own artificial gravity.
Hm, I guess we’re at the point where YouTubers have better ideas than NASA…
But who pays for this? is the several billion dollar question. Not just the construction of the “hub and truss” system, but the expense of getting it into space in the first place.
Seems like science fiction at this point. But still worth a read/look:
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Tags: Elon Musk, gravity, inspiration, NASA, probabilities, reality, science, science fiction, SciFi, SF, space, space exploration, Space X, spaceship, technology •
After completing its first year of observations in the southern sky, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has spotted some intriguing new exoplanets only 31 light-years away from Earth.
Um. “Only” 31 light years.
One planet is 22% larger than Earth, has a surface average of around 490ºF, and a year of just under 4 days.
Another is more than 6 times the size of Earth, is a balmy -64ºF, and a year of about 56 days.
But has liquid, and so might have life.
Don’t pack your bags yet….
— Read on www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/world/tess-nearby-super-earth-scn-trnd/index.html
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Tags: alien life, exoplanets, maybe, space exploration, super-Earth, TESS •
Welp, it’s official. NASA announced they have confirmed another “Earth” (really, an “Earth-like planet” simply means it has enough water and is in the right orbit from its star to hypothetically support life).
Too bad it’s 500 light years away, which currently would take us a mere 70,000 years to reach.
But it’s a start…
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Tags: astronomy, Earth, Earth-like, Kepler, NASA, New Earth, outer space, space exploration •
Seek and ye shall find!
Ah, a place to crash on Mars.
No, not a lander. A hotel.
I won’t mention the web site where this automated (probably Google) ad popped up.
But they often have
extreme -ly interesting tech -nology information.
Just in time for spring break, too!
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