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Shadows on Saturn’s Rings

April 15, 2009

New photos from the Cassini space-craft have returned these amazing photos of Saturn’s rings.

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“What’s that jaggedy dark stuff behind the brightest ringlet in the image? We’re only a few months away from Saturn’s equinox, the day when the Sun will pass through the plane of Saturn’s rings. So to an observer standing on Saturn’s rings, the Sun is beginning to set, and casting long shadows. We’re seeing shadows cast from structure within Saturn’s rings. COOOOOOOL.”

Read the rest from Emily Lakdawalla at the Planetary Society.

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2012 & the Coming of the Antichrist

April 8, 2009

Now here is an interesting and strange look at the 2012 phenomenon.  2012 and the Anti-Christ?  Judge for yourself: Christ & the Maya Calendar: 2012 & the Coming of the Antichrist.

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Happy Noruz!

March 21, 2009

I would like to wish everyone out there a happy Noruz – or as most of the world knows it by: Happy Vernal Equinox.  Now which one has more of a ring to it?  Noruz is the Persian New Year and I certainly agree that the spring equinox is a much more appropriate new year than January 1sr.  Today the light and the dark are balanced and for the next 6 months t light shall grow.  Plus, spring has always been about re-birth.  So, Happy New Year and Happy Noruz!

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10 Things You Don’t Know About The Sun

March 5, 2009

The Bad Astronomer has a post up citing 10 interesting things about our lovely little star.

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Atlantis Found?

February 27, 2009

The Sun has article up about a set of lines discovered on the sea floor in the eastern Atlantic.  Could this be evidence of the mythical lost civilization of Atlantis?

They exist “Beyond the pillars of Hercules” As Plato referenced.  The Pillars of Hercules are popularly thought to be a reference to Gibraltar.

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Of course its in the Sun, so we can take this with a grain of salt.  But the question remains, did Atlantis really exist?

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Happy Zhattva Day!

February 22, 2009

Now I know that this might not apply to many of you, ok probably none of you, but I’ll say it any way: Happy Zhattva day.  Today being my own little holiday: 2/22.  Plus, today always comes about a month before Noruz, bringing with it spring and the start of a new year.  My time for fasting, cleansing and meditation begins at sun down.  Salud!

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The Top Stories of 2008

January 4, 2009

Over at the Daily Grail, they have a run down of the top stories of 2008.  Here are just a few: