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    There I was, during a long distance bike-hike, coming up to a point along Lake Erie,
    when I saw Jupiter and Venus up in the sky, beautiful to see, beautiful to see astronomy alive in front of me.

    Have you ever been watching a minimum 500 watt halogen bulb when it blows?
    It looks like a small universal cloud, before it fades away.
    And so halogen bulbs disperse into the scene, eventually.

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    The transit of Venus is due soon a very rare event as in once in a life time
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    A Sagittarius Triplet

    These three bright nebulae are solar nurseries which appear in the constellation Sagittarius are some 5,000 light years away from us. The large one which is left of center is named the Lagoon Nebula and is more than 100 light-years across. Just above it and separated by a dark dust lane is a Nebula bearing only the Messier catalog number NGC 6559. The colorful Nebula on the right of the picture is called the Trifid and just above the Trifid is an open star cluster. The dominant red color is caused by glowing Hydrogen gas while the contrasting blue reasults from dust being reflected by starlight .

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    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

    You know you have reached Middle Age when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get tired.

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    Hi Rob,

    Thanx for giving good explanations to the Astronomical phenomena taking place. And now with the radio telescope array that stretches from Australia to South Africa on-line new phenomena that have heretofore been undiscovered are now becoming known and new contributions are made to mankinds knowledge base.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Just a reminder for the transit of Venus details here:
    http://lakeville.patch.com/articles/...nus-on-tuesday









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    The Whirlpool Galaxy

    The Whirlpool Galaxy lies some 31 million light-years distant within the angular boundaries of the small constellation Canes Venatici. This pair of interacting galaxies may be found slightly south and west of the last bright star in the handle of the Big Dipper. The spiral arms and dust lanes of the larger galaxy clearly sweep in front of its companion above. These spectacular objects will appear faint and fuzzy to the human eye but the deep image reveals even the faint tidal debris around the smaller galaxy.

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    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

    You know you have reached Middle Age when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get tired.

    If it sounds good; it is good

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