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Monday

Red Rectangle: a message from god?


An image of star HD 44179, surrounded by an extraordinary structure known as the Red Rectangle.

This image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA 

The source of the red light emitted by the Red Rectangle baffled scientists for more than 30 years. The same kind of red emission was seen throughout the Milky Way and in other galaxies, but scientists weren't sure what created it. The mystery was finally solved in 2007: The glow comes from strange activity at the molecular level inside clusters of dust.

According to Space.com, the star at the center of the Red Rectangle is similar to Earth's sun and is responsible for those evenly spaced lines as it releases gas and other material to create the nebula and its distinctive shape. NASA experts now believe the star is also a close binary (meaning it has a stellar partner), and is surrounded by a dense area of dust, according to the statement.
The star at the center of the Red Rectangle will eventually leave behind a hot white dwarf that will give off brilliant ultraviolet radiation that will cause the surrounding gas to glow.





I'm glad they settled that.  Still looks like an angel message from god to me.


Dr TV Boogie

Saturday

UFO in the mountains?

A story appeared at the Drudge Report and linked to the Mirror on Thursday suggesting that the Arizona mountains are harboring an unidentified flying object.

So here are the details from that story:

The story says someone who was "flying" around on Google Earth discovered the alleged UFO. The coordinates place it near the Arizona-New Mexico border in a place called Swaggart Springs. The Google Earth screen capture shows some sort of structure and parked next to it is a white SUV. Roads seem to be non-existant in the area, but, that doesn't really mean much. 

So, what could this image depict? It could be a housing structure of some sort. It could be an inflatable of some sort. It could be a UFO. It could be nothing.


Here are the map coordinates for those of you who want to do your own satellite imagery interpretation: 31° 26′ 43″ N 109° 04′ 30″ W

Friday

All Fools' Day

The month of Venus begins with April Fool's Day (also known as All Fools' Day), an occasion for playing practical jokes on friends, family, and coworkers.  This custom dates back to olden times when inmates of insane asylums were allowed out in the streets for one day each year for the sadistic amusement of those who were (supposedly) normal.

And for your Fool's Day enjoyment, a visit to the mental hospital.

Thanks For Being!

Thanks For Being!