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Mars rover Curiosity finds evidence of ancient fast-moving streams on surface of red planet

September 28, 2012 Leave a comment

The Nasa rover Curiosity has beamed pictures back from the red planet that appear to show the remnants of an ancient stream which once ‘ran vigorously’ on the surface of Mars.

The discovery of bedrock and pebbles, which appear to indicate there was once fast moving water on the planet, was described by the mission’s chief scientist as ‘exciting’.

Pebbles, that appear to have been rounded off by water, have offered the most convincing evidence yet that there was water on the surface of Mars.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mars-rover-curiosity-finds-evidence-of-ancient-fastmoving-streams-on-surface-of-red-planet-8189797.html

Mass stupidity

September 27, 2012 1 comment

New comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) could be spectacular sight in fall 2013

September 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Comet C/2012 S1 ISON was discovered on Sept. 21 in pictures taken with 15.7-inch reflecting telescope of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) in Russia. This photo was taken on Sept. 22. Credit: Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero and Nick Howes

 

A new comet was discovered inching across Cancer the Crab in the morning sky may knock your socks off next fall. Based on a preliminary orbit, it could become a very bright object beginning in November 2013 for both northern and southern hemisphere sky watchers. C/2012 S1 (ISON), its formal name, was found by Russian amateurs Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON), a network of observers who track man-made space debris.

 

Read more:

http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2012/09/25/new-comet-c2012-s1ison-could-be-spectacular-sight-in-fall-2013/

http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K12/K12S63.html

 

 

 

Video of Jupiter Impact from Sept. 10, 2012

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

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September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Anti-Islamic Advertisements to Hit NYC

September 24, 2012 1 comment

 September 22, 2012

‘Anti-Islamic advertisements will go up across New York City’s subway system next week after a federal judge ruled that the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority could not legally refuse to host the signs on the basis of “demeaning” language.

As early as next Monday, ten NYC subway stations will showcase adverts declaring, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” The campaign was created by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an organization considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center watch group.’

Read more: Anti-Islamic Advertisements to Hit NYC

Just a mom

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment