Cosmic dust particle
ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2008) — The origin of the microscopic meteorites that make up cosmic dust has been revealed for the first time in new research out September 1, 2008.
The research shows that some of the cosmic dust falling to Earth comes from an ancient asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars. This research improves our knowledge of the solar system, and could provide a new and inexpensive method for understanding space.
The answer to so many important questions, such as why we are here and are we alone in the universe, may well lie inside a cosmic dust particle. Since they are everywhere, even inside our homes, we don’t necessarily have to blast off the Earth to find those answers.
Perhaps they are already next to you, right here and right now.”
This is great!
Cloudy Martian Skies
You don't need to travel to the red planet to get a Mars Turbine.
In a few years, you may see scores of giant blimps floating overhead. But it won't be because Goodyear is having a hoedown -- those blimps are actually wind turbines. They're not your typical turbine, though. These extremely mobile energy generators, christened with the acronym MARS, will float high in the air at altitudes ranging from 600 to 1,000 feet (183 to 305 meters). The MARS acronym -- not to be confused with the red planet -- stands for Magenn Air Rotor System, and its concept is actually pretty down to Earth. The turbine's only relationship to outer space is the fact that it slightly resembles an oddly shaped UFO.
More from Space...
Shaken not stirred.
This asteroid has a whole lot of shakin' goin' on.
Like a jiggled jar of mixed nuts, shaking on the near-Earth asteroid Itokawa is sorting loose rock particles on its surface by size, causing the smallest grains to sink into depressions, a new study suggests.
Space Between Their Ears.
Republicans Say The Darndest Things
If you are paying attention to the words in the speeches, interviews, and, "talking points," from the republican convention, you will notice they are all spewing the same, "sanitized," bullshit. Karl Rove and his speech writing staff have been working day and night to put the, "right," words into the mouths of candidates, pundits and the mainstream media.
Former White House speechwriter Matt Scully wrote her convention speech (and wrote the remarks she gave on Friday) and former Bush strategist Tucker Eskew is working with Sara Palin on press strategy. Senior aides said the campaign also dispatched a team of consultants and lawyers to Alaska to basically take over Palin's political operation.
Gone are the days when a president was smart enough to write his own speech in a carriage, on the way to Gettysburg.
At first, I let myself get upset by the lies and twisted, illogical nonsense that filled space on television and the mainstream press. I asked God to help me understand this madness. His message to me was to find the humor. I will sleep with those words of wisdom and continue this post tomorrow.
In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
I Like Ike
Pinwheel Galaxy? Nope, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic.
When Ike ran for president we got, "I like Ike," buttons, and little plastic elephants that would walk down a cardboard platform. Times have changed. Ike was a general. McCain was a prisoner of war. Ike had a crook for vice president, and McCain has a, "book banning", beauty queen. Tonight she speaks the words that Karl Rove told Matt Skully to write for her, and the delegates will cheer and say; " She's honest and speaks from the heart."
I would rather have the plastic, walking elephant.
Another Beautiful Day in Redding
My reflection in balcony thermometer. 9/3/08
Today's relevant song;
"Hot Fun in the Summertime"
Sly and the Family Stone
"Do unto others as you would have them do to you."
Egyptian saying, 4,000BC