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Forum: Amateur Astronomy June 8th 16, 08:00 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 102
Views: 1,259
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Flat Earthers are still around

On 6/8/16 1:27 PM, wrote:
So why do the stars rise 4 minutes earlier than the sun?


With respect to the stars, the Sun appears to move eastward about one
degree per...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy June 7th 16, 02:52 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
'Wasteful' galaxies launch heavy elements into surrounding halos anddeep space

'Wasteful' galaxies launch heavy elements into surrounding halos and
deep space
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-galaxies-heavy-elements-halos-deep.html


Galaxies "waste" large amounts of heavy...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy June 5th 16, 06:56 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected -- Issue Time: 2016Jun 05 1508 UTC

On 6/5/16 12:32 PM, Mike Collins wrote:
Sam Wormley wrote:
Space Weather Message Code: WARK06
Serial Number: 335
Issue Time: 2016 Jun 05 1508 UTC

WARNING:...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy June 5th 16, 05:14 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected -- Issue Time: 2016 Jun 051508 UTC

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06
Serial Number: 335
Issue Time: 2016 Jun 05 1508 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected
Valid From: 2016 Jun 05 1505 UTC
Valid To: 2016 Jun 05...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy June 4th 16, 10:32 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
130mm Apochromat vs 152mm Achromat

On 6/4/16 4:24 PM, Sketcher wrote:
After 19 more days I will have had my 6-inch f/6.5 achromat for one
full year. Last night - for the first time - I set up Excalibur
(130mm f/6 apochromat)...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy June 1st 16, 02:05 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Sobering GIF Shows Earth’s Climate Spiraling Toward The Brink

The Boiling Pot
http://www.postcarbon.org/the-boiling-pot/


On the surface, things appear normal. The status quo of life in
America circa 2016 isn’t to everyone’s liking, but at least...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy May 10th 16, 02:57 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 687
Views: 8,082
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Climate change could cause mass exodus by mid century

On 5/5/16 3:17 AM, SlurpieMcDoublegulp wrote:
Scorching temperatures brought on by climate change could leave large swaths of the Middle East and North Africa uninhabitable by the middle of this...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy May 9th 16, 04:30 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 45
Views: 1,081
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Monday is Mercury transit

On 5/9/16 10:24 AM, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Mon, 9 May 2016 09:52:29 -0500, Sam Wormley
wrote:

Overcast and rain in central Iowa.

Too bad. Pretty clear here in...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy May 9th 16, 03:52 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 45
Views: 1,081
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Monday is Mercury transit

Overcast and rain in central Iowa.

The next opportunities are Nov. 11, 2019 and Nov. 13, 2032.


--

sci.physics is an unmoderated newsgroup dedicated
to the discussion of physics, news from the...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy May 2nd 16, 02:02 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected -- Issue Time: 2016 May 020100 UTC

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06
Serial Number: 329
Issue Time: 2016 May 02 0100 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected
Valid From: 2016 May 02 0100 UTC
Valid To: 2016 May 02...
Forum: Astronomy Misc April 15th 16, 01:21 AM Posted to sci.astro,sci.physics
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Second Gravitational Wave likely detected

On 4/13/16 7:35 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
In February, LIGO announced the first detection of gravitational
waves, confirming a key prediction of Albert Einstein’s theory of
general...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 18th 16, 05:41 PM Posted to sci.physics,sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
A 'Tail' of Two Comets

A 'Tail' of Two Comets
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/asteroid/20160318/twoComets20160318-16.jpg
...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 18th 16, 03:03 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.physics
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Hubble unveils monster stars

Hubble unveils monster stars
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-hubble-unveils-monster-stars.html
http://cdn.phys.org/newman/csz/news/800/2016/hubbleunveil.jpg


Astronomers using the unique...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 2nd 16, 02:23 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 57
Views: 1,245
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
How do you pronounce Pleiades?

On 3/1/16 6:12 PM, wrote:
On Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, ddouglas wrote:
... and down here in Texas we say Plaay-ahhh-daees :-) said very slowly.

...
Forum: Astronomy Misc February 29th 16, 06:34 PM Posted to sci.astro,sci.physics
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Brian Greene explains gravitational waves to Stephen Colbert

On 2/29/16 5:00 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
I found this to be one of the best demonstrations of how gravitational
waves and the LIGO experiment works. Also renews my faith in Greene as a
good...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy February 16th 16, 05:39 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 31
Views: 587
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Fwd: Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes

On 2/16/16 10:29 AM, Davoud wrote:
Martin Brown:
We would probably experience it as a slight wobble in local gravity much
like an earthquake if it were strong enough...

Just what the...
Forum: Astronomy Misc February 16th 16, 05:23 PM Posted to sci.physics,sci.astro
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Gamma Ray Burst seen with Gravity Wave detection!

On 2/16/16 9:24 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
The recent discovery of gravitational waves from the site of a merger of
two stellar mass black holes, may have been accompanied by a Gamma Ray
Burst...
Forum: Astronomy Misc February 12th 16, 06:02 PM Posted to sci.astro,sci.physics
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Record-breaking supermassive black hole found in heart of far-offgalaxy

On 2/12/16 10:21 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
A supermassive black hole — with the mass 21 billion times that of our
own sun — has been found at the heart of a distant galaxy.

NGC 4889 is an...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy February 11th 16, 10:55 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
A 'magical' space-time ripple that wasn't believed, at first

A 'magical' space-time ripple that wasn't believed, at first
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-magical-space-time-ripple-wasnt-believed.html


"It is seared in my brain," said Shoemaker, a top...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy February 11th 16, 06:19 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 31
Views: 587
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Fwd: Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes

On 2/11/16 11:11 AM, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:46:57 -0600, Sam Wormley
wrote:

Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes -- PDF...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy February 11th 16, 05:46 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 31
Views: 587
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Fwd: Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:16:06 -0600
From: Sam Wormley
Newsgroups:...
Forum: Astronomy Misc February 6th 16, 07:41 PM Posted to sci.astro,sci.physics
Replies: 46
Views: 2,255
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Moon was produced by head-on collision?

On 2/5/16 3:48 PM, Steve Willner wrote:
In article ,
R Kym Horsell writes:
Comparing times of new moon
versus full moon shows a...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy February 1st 16, 03:10 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
What are gravitational waves?

What are gravitational waves?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ4U2VdKlW0

We discuss what gravitational waves actually are, what produces them,
and some of their properties. Part of a...
Forum: Astronomy Misc January 31st 16, 05:17 AM Posted to sci.astro,sci.physics
Replies: 46
Views: 2,255
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
Moon was produced by head-on collision?

On 1/30/16 6:55 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
Moon was produced by head-on collision | Astronomy.com
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/01/moon-was-produced-by-head-on-collision


The Theia Theory...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy January 27th 16, 03:27 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By Sam Wormley[_2_]
The Universe ???

On 1/27/16 8:18 AM, wrote:
Seriously, what's the current best geuss as to how it all happenned/is
happening, and willhappen.



Quantum Fluctuation
Inflation
...
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