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  1. Lila

    How to stop coronavirus spread: advice from a successful model in a Hong Kong hosptial

    Now this is a timely article! https://todayspractitioner.com/news-commentary/hong-kong-sets-best-practices-for-preventing-coronavirus-spread-in-hospitals/#.XmKDwSOIZaR It discusses how a hospital in Hong Kong, faced with many people with coronavirus, stayed safe. No health care worker was...
  2. Laron

    Ultra-Detailed Moon Image (100k Photos Combined)

    Andrew McCarthy has put together around a hundred thousand photos of the moon to create an ultra-detailed image enabling you to zoom in very close. Over on Reddit, he said the following about it: "It's been a while since I've done one of these, as I've been more focused on deep space...
  3. Laron

    Wilderness protection proposal for space miners looking to the stars

    This is an interesting one. I think many of us have wondered when space mining would eventually take off, as that is just want humans do — they keep expanding out further from their source. Proposal calls for wilderness protection as startup space miners look to the stars Interplanetary...
  4. Lila

    A piece of Mars is returning

    A Martian meteorite called Sayh al Uhaymir 008, or SaU 008, which was found in Oman in 1999 is being prepared for return to the surface of Mars. According to the article: When I saw the article's title my immediate reaction was "Hmm, a piece of Mars being returned to Mars. That sounds like a...
  5. Laron

    Seeing Andromeda Galaxy with the Naked Eye

    If we could see the Andromeda Galaxy with the naked eye, this is what it would look like in our sky, to scale. Image source. This is the nearest major galaxy to the Milk Way, where we are. The Spitzer Space Telescope revealed in 2006 that the Andromeda Galaxy contains around one trillion...
  6. Laron

    Putting things into Perspective

    Yes, we live down there on that little wee planet called Earth! The sun is quite a bit larger than Earth, isn't it? When we think of an ant, we think they are small, but then take into consideration a tardigrade, the little micro-animal water bear which I recently posted about here. Imagine a...
  7. Laron

    The Search for Planet Nine: The Goblin

    While searching for Planet Nine, a hypothetical massive planet beyond Pluto, astronomers have come across a dwarf planet which they’ve named The Goblin. It’s said to be under the gravitational influence of a giant unseen object, providing further evidence of Planet Nine. (Or should we just call...
  8. Laron

    NASA May Have Detected A Giant Wall At The Edge Of Space

    I wonder what's beyond the wall? Maybe the door to the holodeck on the Starship Enterprise? "NASA‘s New Horizons spacecraft has helped scientists study a mysterious phenomenon at the edge of the Solar System, where particles from the Sun and interstellar space interact. This region, about 100...
  9. Laron

    Mothership Hayabusa2 Drops Two Robots on Asteroid Ryugu

    Thanks to the mothership Hayabusa2, today Japan has made history by landing two robots on the diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu. The little explorers are traversing the space rock's rugged surface and sending pictures back to Earth. The rovers are built with rotating motors which allows them to...
  10. Sean

    Our Solar System And Why It Exists

    Sean submitted a new article. Continue to the full article here.
  11. Laron

    Pluto looks amazing in this photo by the Horozons Spacecraft

    This photo was captured by NASA's Horizons Spacecraft this year. Here's an excerpt from an article talking about the Spacecraft. "Three billion miles from Earth, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, moving at speeds that would get it from New York to Los Angeles in about four minutes, was pointing...
  12. Laron

    The Photos of Jupiter Taken By Juno

    If you missed them, here are recent photos taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter.
  13. Laron

    The entire known Universe in one image

    Here is a image depicting the entire known Universe. It's an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable Universe with the Solar System at the center. It's created by musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi, based on logarithmic maps put together by Princeton University...
  14. Laron

    A Recent Storm On Jupiter — Taken By Juno, NASA's Spacecraft

    Here's a color-enhanced photograph of a very large storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere. It was taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on October the 24th during its ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet. At the time Juno was about 6,281 miles (10,108 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds on...
  15. Laron

    NASA tells InfoWars: There are no ‘child slave colonies’ on Mars

    "The spacey agency was responding to comments made by an InfoWars guest, who said that children have been sent on a “20-year ride” to be slaves on a Mars outpost. Robert David Steele, a former US presidential candidate for the Reform Party, was speaking to InfoWars host Alex Jones when he made...
  16. Laron

    Beauty Of Jupiter — The Perijove Passage From The Juno Spacecraft

    laron submitted a new article. Beauty Of Jupiter — The Perijove Passage From The Juno Spacecraft The gas giant Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. The beauty of Jupiter can be seen as stripes and swirls, which are actually cold windy clouds composed of ammonia and water. (The...
  17. Linda

    Travel Posters From NASA Available For Download

    Linda submitted a new article. Travel Posters From NASA Available For Download What happens if you are creative, have a big budget, and work for JPL? You create 14 travel posters for the galaxy. They are done in the old style before photography was used for advertising. I have to tell you, my...
  18. Vickie

    Sunspot Surprise

    Barely visible only 24 hours ago, a new sunspot group big enough to swallow Earth is bubbling up through the solar surface. So far the active region poses no threat for strong solar flares, but this could change if its rapid growth continues. Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com to view a...
  19. Mike

    cant find the name of a star system

    This system is a tiny patch of super sense stars. I got an on line live star Map and I'm thinking the stars were too smallto show up lol who knows. If your in the states it shows up 1:00 am Pacific time could be earlier too. Keep in mind this cluster of stars are so small I have to look with...