Anyone in Northern California feel the 6.9 earthquake earlier?? 6.9 is no picnic. Hit off the coast…
Go away. All of you. This moronic party has too much of an influence in American politics.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
2014 March 10
Explanation: What is creating the gamma rays at the center of our Galaxy? Excitement is building that one answer is elusive dark matter. Over the past few years the orbiting Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has been imaging our Galaxy’s center in gamma-rays. Repeated detailed analyses indicate that the region surrounding the Galactic center seems too bright to be accounted by known gamma-ray sources. A raw image of the Galactic Center region in gamma-rays is shown above on the left, while the image on the right has all known sources subtracted — leaving an unexpected excess. An excitinghypothetical model that seems to fit the excess involves a type of dark matter known as WIMPs, which may be colliding with themselves to create the detected gamma-rays. This hypothesis is controversial, however, and debate and more detailed investigations are ongoing. Finding the nature of dark matter is one of the great quests of modern science, as previously this unusual type of cosmologically pervasive matter has shown itself only through gravitation.
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What Would Jesus Shoot? Kentucky Baptists giving away 25 guns to attract converts
In an effort its spokesman has described as “outreach to rednecks,” the Kentucky Baptist Convention is leading “Second Amendment Celebrations,” where churches around the state give away guns as door prizes to lure in nonbelievers in hopes of converting them to Christ.
As many as 1,000 people are expected at the next one, on Thursday at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Paducah, where they will be given a free steak dinner and the chance to win one of 25 handguns, long guns and shotguns.
Every single time. Or just rip them apart. Not that difficult but think about what small animals get stuck in them.
"For Neil Tyson, With all good wishes to a future astronomer" - Carl Sagan
Wood frogs have adapted to super cold climates by freezing over the winter. During this time, they stop breathing and their hearts cease to beat. They produce a special antifreeze substance that prevents ice from freezing within their cells, which would be deadly. Ice does form, however, in the spaces between the cells. When the weather warms, the frogs thaw and begin feeding and mating again. Wood frogs are one of the first frogs to begin the breeding season.
"Wow, and they (think?) believing in God is insane? Takes more "faith" to believe what I just watched. #Cosmos”
"Degrasse Tyson just said that life may have come from space. That’s the naturalistic evolutionary version of the God of the gaps. #cosmos”
"Apparently #cosmos can just lie on TV. The moon was actually created by God. As was life. So yeah we do know where life came from.”
"Cosmos got me excited thinking about a God who made something so big who loved something so little that he gave his son to save us. #bygrace”
You KNOW you want this…
The Cosmos Bed was designed by Natalia Rumyantseva, read more:
The 20,000 pieces of space debris larger than 10 cm wide, including over 1,000 satellites, act as an enormous “Beware Of Humans” sign to curious space travelers.
I’ve recorded Cosmos to watch in a bit. Hope you guys enjoyed it. Seen some funny comments from the God nuts already. Bound to see more.
(Reuters) - Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which vanished from radar screens on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing early on Saturday:
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Flight departs at 12:21 a.m. (12.21 p.m. ET Friday), and is due to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. (6.30 p.m. ET) the same day
- On board the Boeing 777-200ER are 227 passengers and 12 crew.
- Airline loses contact with plane between 1-2 hours after takeoff.
- No distress signal is given, and weather is clear at the time.
- Missing plane last has contact with air traffic controllers 120 nautical miles off the east coast of the Malaysian town of Kota Bharu.
- Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) says plane failed to check in as scheduled at 1721 GMT while flying over sea between Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City.
- Flight tracking website flightaware.com shows plane flew northeast over Malaysia after takeoff and climbed to altitude of 35,000 feet. The flight vanished from website’s tracking records a minute later while still climbing.
- Malaysia and Vietnam conduct joint search and rescue operation. China says dispatches two maritime rescue ships to the South China Sea to help in search and rescue. U.S. says also sends ships and plane to help.
- Malaysia search ships see no sign of wreckage in area where flights last made contact.
- Airline says flight was carrying 154 people from China and Taiwan, 38 Malaysians, seven Indonesians and six Australians. Manifest shows other nationalities as being from: India,France, United States, New Zealand, Ukraine, Canada, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands and Austria.
- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, urges Malaysia quickly and vigorously push search and rescue work.
- Vietnam says giant oil slick and column of smoke seen in its waters.
- Two men from Austria and Italy, listed among the passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, are not in fact on board. They say their passports were stolen.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
- Malaysia Airlines fears worst and is working with U.S. company that specializes in disaster recovery.
- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board dispatches team to Asia to help investigate incident. Technical advisers from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing also fly to Asia.
- Malaysian authorities investigate identities of at least two other passengers in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports.
- Malaysian Transport and Defence Minister says Malaysian investigators meet counterparts from the U.S. FBI.
- Radar indicates flight may have turned back from its scheduled route to Beijing before disappearing.
- Malaysian rescue teams expand their search to the country’s western coast.
- Malaysian authorities pore over CCTV footage and question immigration officers and guards at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport, concerned that a security breach may be connected to incident.
- Interpol says at least two passports recorded as lost or stolen in its database were used by passengers, and it is “examining additional suspect passports”.
- Malaysia’s state news agency quotes Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as saying the passengers using the stolen European passports were of Asian appearance.
- Investigators narrow focus of inquiries on possibility plane disintegrated in mid-flight, a source who is involved in the investigations in Malaysia tells Reuters.
- Vietnamese navy plane spots an object suspected of belonging to the airliners. Too dark to be certain the object is part of plane. More aircraft to be dispatched to investigate the site, in waters off southern Vietnam, in the morning.