Looking into the Mirror of Life III: Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Science News & Research for Good Observers, 2018


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 26 December 2017

 

 

ASTRONOMY, PHYSICS 


Really Big and Really Small Scale Sciences

The Fundamental Nature of Reality Big to Small... 

We follow Astro-physics and Science News for fun, because the Nature of Life itself is pretty darn entertaining on its own merits. Understanding the Nature and construction of our reality is a pragmatic move for all its "operators," but especially for backpacker's finding context in, and navigating the terrain to both ascertain & clarify our place in the Universe.

This is the amazing universe we are walking through.

Interestingly enough, we have to understand the fundamental nature of the motions & relationships within the Universe around us to find our precise position on this Earth, to understand our context within its Nature, and how we can or cannot fit perfectly into the greater Universe around us.

We follow science to better understand ourselves, what we are hiking through, and our choices along our journey.

 

 

Updated 

August 10, 2018

 

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Theme

"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon, 
  We are stardust, we are golden, we caught in the devil's bargain,
 And we got to get ourselves back to the garden."
CSNY, "Woodstock"

 



PRIMER 
Theories of Everything, Mapped,
August 3, 2015, Quanta.

 

What is Matter?

 

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General Astronomy 

Tools, Information, and Resources

 

Day Length

January 21
10:02:02
Day length increasing 1:36 per day.

 

January 2
9:37:17
Day length increasing 0:42 per day.

 

Picture of the Day 
NASA

Hubble recently

More Hubble below

NASA SPACE CALENDAR

Chandra X-Ray Images

Spot the Station
 NASA


Observational Astronomy
The Basic Situation

January 31

Super Blue Moon eclipse

 

December 21

First Day of Winter
NASA: Annual Cycle of Light

 

High in the Winter Night Sky

Winter Circle,
Earth-Sky, January 17, 2017.

 

Observational  Night Skies
What's Up Tonight

Date, Location, and Time Adjustable Star Wheel

Digital All Sky Star Chart

Paper Star Wheel for Field Use

 

Our Galaxy

 

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Astronomy-Physics
&
The
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News and Events

Updated

 

August 10

SKY ABOVE

Perseid Meteor Shower, August 11, 12, & 13

Direct to Article
Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know,
Earth Sky, August 10, 2018.

 

 

 

August 3

 

ASTROPHYSICS & SUCH...

Things that Go Boom in the Night: Dept of Big Rocks

Meteor Explosion Over U.S. Military Base

 

 

AT THE FOREFRONT

The Newest-New Math

Master of Numbers and Shapes Is Rewriting Arithmetic

 

 

 

July 31

 

ASTROPHYSICS

At the Center of Our Galaxy

Star Orbits Our Black Hole at 2.7% of Light Speed

 

 

 

July 26

ASTROPHYSICS

Lake Mars Discovered by Italian Radar Probe

Subsurface lake discovered on Mars

 

 

HUBBLE SHOOTS OUR SOLAR NEIGHBORS

Mars and Saturn

New family photos of Mars and Saturn from Hubble

 

 

 

July 19

 

ASTROPHYSICS NEWS

Adaptive Optics

Surface of Neptune Imaged from Surface of Earth

 

 

 

July 9

THE EARLIEST QUASAR

When the Lights Went On

Earliest Quasar Shines Light on Universe's Early galaxy formation

 

 

 

July 6

 

SOLAR SCIENCE

I thought I knew You...

What Is the Sun Made Of and When Will It Die?

 

 

 

 July 2

 

Image of Planetary Birth

Gas Giant Spins into Being

Direct to Article
First Confirmed Image of Newborn Planet Caught with ESO’s VLT,
ESO, July 2, 2018.

 

 

 

 June 14

ASTROPHYSICS NEWS

Fireworks as Black Hole Observed Eating a Star

 

 

 

 

June 12

  

ASTRO-PHYSICS NEWS

How the Milky Way Came to Be

Galactic Evolution

 

 

 

June 5

 

ASTROPHYSICS & THE NATURE OF REALITY

Resolving Discrepancies in Universal Standards & Measurements

Correlating the Parameters of The Standard Model of our Universe

 

 

 

June 4

 

Space Mysteries

Is there a Planet Nine or Not?

Two Theories to Explain Weird Outer Solar System Orbits, One says No Planet Nine

 

 

 

June 3

 

ASTRONOMY

1st Celestial Direct Hit Detected Before Impact

Tiny Asteroid Discovered Saturday Disintegrates Hours Later Over Southern Africa,
NASA, June 3, 2018.

 

 

 

May 29

 

ASTROPHYSICS NEWS

Unsuccessful Search for Dark Matter

 

Looking Closely and Closer, Still Not Finding WIMPS

 

 

 

May 18

 

REVEALING & TRAINING of SCHORODINGER'S CATS

Boundary Between Quantum and Classic Reality

Creating a quantum drum that vibrates and stands still at the same time

 

 

 

May 16

 

ASTRONOMY

More Planet Nine Evidence

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

 

 

 

May 14

 

AT THE CENTER OF OUR GALAXY

I am Blackholio

A Supermassive Black Hole with a Swirling Swarm of Hundreds of Smaller Holes?

 

 

 

May 13

 

ASTROPHYSICS NEWS
REALITY DOES NOT CARE
Two Articles
Einstein Wins One-Loses One

Einstein Scores Big on Relativity & Gravity, but loses Big on locality with Quantum Entanglement and the "extra dimensional" nature of quantum mechanics.

 

Einstein Winning

After LIGO Einstein's View of Gravity Remains Universally Relative

 

 

Einstein Losing

Spooky Action at a Distance Proven

Achieving Randomness Breaks Local Realism in Quantum Mechanics

 

 

 

 

May 5

 

KNITTING THE FABRICS OF REALITY

One Dimension Conductors

Growing Crystal "Wires" one Atom Thick

 

 

 

May 2

 

ASTROPHYSICS

The Nature of Reality

The Time Crystal

Ancient Face of Mars

Hawking's Last Paper Reduces, Simplifies, maybe rejects, the Multiverse

 

 

 

April 30

 

THE BIGGEST PICTURE

Another Celestial Surprise

Mega-Merger Unexpected 1.4 Billion Years After Big Bang

 

 

 

April 24

 

ASTROPHYSICAL UNIVERSE

Secret Internal Lives of Galaxies

Hidden Families of Supermassive Black Holes in Galaxies?

 

Secret Lives of Early Universe Galactic Clusters Revealed

UPDATED
2nd Galactic Cluster Research Report
Another Early Universe Galactic Cluster Surprise

 

 

 

April 19

 

Fantastic Black Holes Supercomputer Simulation Video

Globular Clusters: Stellar Nurseries of Black Holes?

 

 

 

April 16

 

UPDATED ASTROPHYSICS NEWS

SURPRISE ANCIENT COLD ABSORBTION TRIGGERS CLOSER LOOKS

Whisper From the First Stars Sets Off Loud Dark Matter Debate

 

 

 

March 30

 

Alien Algae Blooms?

Life Blooming in the High Atmosphere of Venus?

 

 

 

March 29

 

First, We Did not Know Dark Matter Existed

Now, We are surprised by its Absense

 

 

 

 March 20

 

NOT SO DEEP SPACE

Ancient Wandering Star

Star Visiting Solar System Disturbed Oort Cloud

 

 

 

 March 19-20

 

SOLAR NEWS

FYI: Radiation Increasing

 

 

 

 March 17

 

Pushing Limits of Modern Technology

Hunting for Dark Matter Particles

 

 

 

 March 12

 

Supernova First Light

Rare Sight of Fierce First Light

 

 

LOONEY

New Moon Formation Theory

 

 

A Closer Look at Jupiter

Atmospheric Mechanics of Jupiter

 

 

 

March 2

 

ASTROPHYSICS

Nailing Down the Cosmological Constant

Gravity Lensed Supernovas?

 

 

 

Great BALLS  of Quantum Fire

Scientists Create Ball Lightning? Cool!

 

 

 

 Feburary 28

 

DEEP SPACE EARLY DAYS

First Light on Dark Matter?

Ancient Radio Waves Distorted by Dark Matter

 

 

 

February 22

EXPANDING DEEP SPACE

Hubble Telescope Sharpens Hubble Constant

What's Really Happening Here?

 

 

 

February 20

DEEP SPACE

Furthest, Brightest, Oldest Supernova News

Ancient Magnatar Remnants Light Up Contemporary Understanding

 

 

Unexpected Observations

Active Black Hole not Suppressing Host Galaxy Stary Formation

 

 

 

February 19

OUR AMAZING REALITY

Early Solar System Asteroids Contained Prebiotic Molecules

 

 

 

February 17

NOISE LIMITS?

Can Quantum Computers Work?

One Scientist Says No

 

 

 

February 15

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Extraterrestrial Weather

Storms of Neptune: The Dark Vortex

 

 

DEEP SPACE

It's Raining Exoplanets

100 New Exoplanets Discovered

 

 

 

February 14

Supermassive Black Holes

Ring of Gas found Rotating around Black Hole

 

 

 

February 6

Trappist-1 Habitable Planets?

Closer View does not Eliminate Life

 

 

 

January 31

OUR RAPIDLY EXPANDING UNIVERSE

New Simulation of Universe Evolution

Now Including Supermassive Black Holes & Dark Matter!

 

 

EVERYTHING'S DANCING

Life's Self-Modification Mechanism

Dancing DNA Regulates Mutation: Do the Quantum Jitter-bug

 

 

 

January 30

Super Blue Moon Eclipse

5:30 AM, Jan 31, 2018: Two Articles

 

 

 

January 19

Quantum Communications

China wants NSA out of its Bizness

 

 

 

January 17

LIGO Data Fueling Advanced Analysis

Merging Neutron Stars Data Defines Neutron Size Limit

 

 

Latest on Our Supermassive Super-Weird Universe

Repeating Fast Radio Bursts, Black Holes, Magnatars, & Mystery

 

 

 

January 14

Eating Space Time

Black Holes Hungggee!

 

 

 

January 9

Amazing Universe

Exo-Planet Solar Systems exhibiting Regularity

 

 

 

January 8

Quantum Rules Govern Twenty-five particles and Four Forces, but Not Gravity

The Search for Quantum Gravity

 

 

More on Earliest Ancient Massive Black Hole

Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe

 

 

 

January 7, 2018

 

Nature of Reality

Stable Quantum Teleportation brings Quantum Encryption Closer

 

 

 

 

January 3, 2018 

Alien Megastructure Fail

Weird Star Wearing Debris Shroud, not an Alien Culture

 

 

 

January 2, 2018

Day Length

January 2
9:37:17
Day length increasing 0:42 per day.

 

Trail Guide
All Time Resources

 

 

January 1, 2018

 Happy New Year!

 

 

December 21

WINTER SOLSTICE
December 21
9:32:53
Day length decreasing −0:01 per day.

 

First Day of Winter
NASA VIDEO: Annual Cycle of Light

 

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