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April 7, 2020

Another close call

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Story here.  We need to be more vigilant. ( post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

An interstellar comet breaks apart

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:26 am
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Story here.  Each little bit we observe will teach us more about what is out there. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 24, 2020


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The second known interstellar object to pass thru our solar system may be breaking up on its outward journey. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 17, 2020

A star dies

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:25 am
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Well, it will at some point in the next 100,000 years.  Interesting reading. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

The North Star

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:24 am
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We don’t understand as much as we thought we did about it. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would think this is really cool.)

March 10, 2020

Big Bang Theory

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:44 pm
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Thanks to the TV show I actually understand a little of what they are talking about in this article. (post in memory of Mike Nofsigner)

White dwarf

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:38 am
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No, this has nothing to do with D & D.  Rather it refers to the type of star.  Scientist think they have made an interesting discovery. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

The end of SETI@home

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:25 am
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The crowd-sourced search for extra-terrestrial life is coming to an end. Story here.  Are we alone in the universe?  If so, why? (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 17, 2019

Another interplanetary visitor?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:25 am
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It looks like we may have found the second interplanetary visitor to our solar system.  This is only the second ever discovered and both have been within the last year.  This one appears to be a comet and is very much like the comets seen in our own solar system.  Of note, it was discovered by an amateur astronomer.

July 19, 2018

Habitable moons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:17 am
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Interesting article on looking for habitable planets among the moons of gas giants.  I am skeptical that a moon of a gas giant could be habitable given the extended period of darkness that would be the result of most orbits. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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