COSMOLOGY - OUR SOLAR SYSTEM



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Asteroids and Comets


Detailed studies of the Russian meteor that exploded in February of 2013
yield valuable information that could be used in the future defense of our planet.




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Tomorrow night a half-mile wide Comet will miss Mars by about 40 minutes

This rock is coming in at about 126,000 mph (5:07)


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Space Lasers, to defend Earth against space rocks, may be feasible




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Asteroid Apophis impact in 2036 has now been ruled out

sigh of relief


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The Earth and Moon


Lunar origin issue has been resolved
by using instruments with better resolution




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History of the moon (24:25)




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Natural particle accelerator discovered in space




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Third Van Allen Belt discovered




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The theory of "Space Wind" has been proven




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Is the Earth really just one giant organism?

Gaia Theory Being Tested


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Exploration of Space


4/25/17

When solar activity decreases (as during a solar "minimum"),
cosmic ray activity increases; making space travel during that time ...

far more dangerous


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Look at what those crazy little apes are up to now ...



UPDATE

The next video shows the next launch.
Not only was the test of the escape pod successful,
but the booster returned to Earth and landed ... upright.

The video is 1 hour and 1 minute long.
For those of you with ADHD (like me),
the countdown begins at 51 minutes.




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Due to the vast distances between stars
(it would take 75,000 years just to get to the nearest star)
I had pretty much resigned myself to the belief that,
though we might send spacecraft to other solar systems,
humans would likely be confined to living in just our solar system.

However, thanks to recent advances in technology
(like EM drive - if  it proves to be feasible)
the trip might be reduced to about 100 years. So ...

It looks like we may be going to the stars after all


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Voyager 1 has reached "The Magnetic Highway."
Sometime within the next few years,
it is expected to break out into interstellar space.




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Where are the Voyager space vehicles now?




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It's official - Voyager 1 is in interstellar space
(it actually happened a year ago, but it took awhile to analyze the data)




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The Planets


1/21/17

Temperatures on Mercury can exceed 800 degrees (over 400 C).
Guess what scientists found?

Powerful evidence of water ice (4:51)


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How we got to Mars (6:33)




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Scientists find plenty of easily accessible water on Mars

One obstacle down ... thousands to go
(but that one was huge)


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They found water IN Mars: there are thousands of glaciers located underground.



I contacted researcher Nanna Karlsson to find out how deep the glaciers were.
She replied "The glaciers are covered by dust that is less than 10 meters thick.
So they are not very far underground."


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The Mars Rover attempts landing on 8/5/12 (5:08)




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What happens when Saturn's magnetic field meets a powerful solar flare?




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So ... what's been happening on Saturn lately, you ask?




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The Sun


Death of the Sun (3:59)




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Solar flares and coronal mass ejections
are powered by Magnetic reconnections (1:42)




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Solar dynamo model fine-tuned by the Solar Dynamics Observatory




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