If you’re going to do timelapse photography, you might as well use the best instrument available and chose an interesting subject. How about observing an exploding star through the Hubble Space Telescope over a four year period?
With thanks to RedShark News and Peta Pixel once more for pointing it out to us. Watch Hubble: Timelapse of V838 Monocerotis (2002-2006) [1080p] below.
This particular video morphs images take by Hubble of the unusual variable red star V838 Monocerotis over a four year period following an eruption in 2002 which saw it temporarily increase in brightness to become 600,000 times more luminous than the Sun (and a maximum visual magnitude of 6.75).
The magnetic field protects us from cosmic radiation and charged particles that bombard Earth, but it is in a permanent state of flux.
Magnetic north wanders, and every few hundred thousand years the polarity flips so that a compass would point south instead of north. Moreover, the strength of the magnetic field constantly changes – and it is currently showing signs of significant weakening.
The field is particularly weak over the South Atlantic Ocean – known as the South Atlantic Anomaly. This weak field has indirectly caused many temporary satellite ‘hiccups’ (called Single Event Upsets) as the satellites are exposed to strong radiation over this area.
EDITORIAL: You want credibility for an Alien and UFO sighting? Well my friends, read on, this one blew my mind! And yes, I think this guy has tons of credibility! Thanks for Filer’s Files #24 (2014) for this! CCS
Washington D.C. — William E. Jones Ohio MUFON reports, “This information has recently been given to researchers by descendants of Secretary of State Cordell Hull who was the longest serving Secretary of State. He held the position for 11 years (1933–1944) in the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt and during much of World War II.
EDITORIAL: No, we are not talking about the Mars/MMs “Milky Way Bar” right now, although that does sound tasty! We are talking about our Milky Way offering 100 Million potential life-giving planets, maybe yes some could support Aliens. And the Milky Way is just one of many!
Mathematically it would appear that the odds of intelligent Alien life living in other locations other than mother Earth is significantly good! In other words, I’d take those odds over trying to win next week’s PowerBall Lottery! CCS
There are some 100 million other places in the Milky Way galaxy that could support complex life, report a group of university astronomers in the journal Challenges. They have developed a new computation method to examine data from planets orbiting other stars in the universe. Their study provides the first quantitative estimate of the number of worlds in our galaxy that could harbor life above the microbial level. “This study does not indicate that complex life exists on that many planets. We’re saying that there are planetary conditions that could Continue reading Milky Way may bear 100 million life-giving planets for Aliens!→
EDITORIAL: Okay, stop thinking of the excellent Pink Floyd Album – we are not talking about that “mystery” we are talking about the real Moon, and the mystery of the “dark side”!!! CCS
The Man in the Moon appeared when meteoroids struck Earth-facing side of the moon creating large flat seas of basalt that we see as dark areas called maria. But no “face” exists on farside of the moon and now, Penn State astrophysicists think they know why. “I remember the first time I saw a globe of the moon as a boy, being struck by how different the farside looks,” said Jason Wright, assistant professor of astrophysics. “It was all mountains and craters. Where were the maria? It turns out it’s been a mystery since the fifties.” This mystery is called the Lunar Farside Highlands Problem and dates back to 1959, when the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 transmitted the first images of the Continue reading Solved! The Dark Side of the Moon Mystery!→
A small, yet significant milestone was reached today for us with the addition of NEK-TV out of Vermont, we now have 10 Television Stations who are broadcasting the Cosmic Cafe Show.
What also is significant is that with the addition of NEK-TV, they joined us through our second syndicator, TelVue which now joins our first syndicator PEGmedia.
Considering the Cosmic Cafe Show first started as a class project of the Mid Peninsula Community Media Center just 2 months ago, we believe that this is pretty exciting and hope that you will join us in our celebration.