Fourth X-Class Solar Flare Released And Earth Is About To Be In A Shooting Gallery
TheWeatherspace.com, 15th May 2013
For many years scientists have theorized that the planet Earth will be struck by a major solar flare, pushing us back into the 15th century. It can happen today, tomorrow, or 10,000 years from now, but we will be hit.
The sun unleashed the fourth X-class flare, a 1.2 on the Solar Richter Scale, which goes from C, to M, and then to X, the largest. A 1.2 is large, but not large enough to bring us back to the stone-age. We need something larger than an X45-60 to do this.
“This game we play with our Sun is like ‘Solar Russia Roulette’ and the Sun is the weapon and the Coronal Mass Ejections are the bullets,” said TheWeatherSpace.com Senior Meteorologist Kevin Martin. “The sun rotates around every couple of weeks or so and blasts CMEs off in various directions. One of them is bound to be the bullet to send us back in time and fry all of our electrical systems.”
Comment: I think this article has been written with a little poetic licence. I have been reading space weather articles, reports and books for over 8 years but nowhere has any scientist claimed that a X45-60 solar flare will take us back to the Stone Age but if they have, I would like a reference… Basically, it’s a lot more complicated than that. The mixture of parameters is what causes uncertainty and that is why scientists are so concerned about forecasting space weather in order to mitigate the impact. So, we could have a bolt out of the blue but the damage is more likely to come from a weakened magnetic field that has been hit with a volley of big solar flares and CMEs. Simply, if we get a hail of bullets, it becomes debateable which bullet caused the fatality. Here is a good report that summarises in 29 pages the issues Solar Storm Threat Analysis (2007) by James A. Marusek, but as you can see from my archives, there are lots and lots of similar reports detailing the issues. If you new to the concept of space weather and would prefer to watch an old documentary-drama I can recommend Perfect Disaster: Solar Storm (2006). The documentary-drama points out how we can tell space weather is getting much worse and my archives provide ample examples based on the criteria provided here. Engineer and hero John Kappenman is quoted here and he stated that governments aiming to take down national power grids in order to save them from being destroyed was akin to playing Russian Roulette with the Sun. Nothing has changed… Read my archives… the only thing that has changed is Kappenman is prepared to claim that the whole United States power grid could be destroyed in one powerful blast and that is why ex-CIA director Director R. James Woolsey is bleating in the mainstream media about decentralised power grids…. It seems that the realisation has finally hit home with paranoid war hawks with less evolved mental faculties, of just how vulnerable our modern technological society has become. See Best of the Blog Space Weather News & Reports.
INFOgraphics: The Origin of Geomagnetic Storms
RIA NOVOSTI News, 17th May 201
Spectacular Satellite Re-Entry Caught on Video
Slate.com, 11th May 2013
On Thursday night, reports of a stream of UFOs over Chile and Argentina started making the rounds. It was caught on video, and it’s pretty amazing!
It’s with some relief I can say that’s not a fleet of alien spaceships bent on either enslaving the human race or possibly eating us. It’s not even a swarm of meteors: what you’re actually seeing there is a satellite dramatically breaking up as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere. And it’s even been identified: it was the Cygnus mass simulator, a payload lofted into space by the Antares rocket in April!
Comment: Phil Plait is a well known astronomer and debunker of anything world controllers don’t want ‘plebs’ thinking about…. Normally satellite debris has a well defined glowing green and orange tail, this is a good example, Rocket Debris Re-entry – Munich, Germany 24th December 2011. Maybe this was another arrival of a magnetospheric plasmoid that has already split into smaller orbs on arrival, (but see archives for previous instances) the issue with not making a call here is that we need to see more of what actually happened, this video does not capture enough of this event.
- Strange lights in the sky over Podgorica, Montenegro [Photos]
In Serbia, 11th May 2013
PODGORICA – On Thursday night, about 9 p.m. unusual light phenomenon, bright orange lights was noticed above Podgorica, capital city of Montenegro, Vijesti.me reported.
Red Comet [Multiple Requests]
Psychic Focus, 9th May 2013
I also see some kind of discussion with government officials. My focus with that turns to military. At first I thought NASA, but then my mind redirected to government military officials. The discussion doesn’t question whether this comet is there, but rather what it will do. Some of these military people don’t think it will do too much but others that are wearing white lab coats are very concerned, almost hysterical during this conversation. It looks like some of the military aren’t as concerned, but these higher, more scientific personnel are very concerned. Now I realize the reason the military aren’t worried is because they feel confident because they have somewhere to go during a global event; whereas the military in the white coats are genuinely worried about the people themselves.
Comment: Hmmm… At the moment there is only one very red comet. We know the Vatican are also keeping a close watch because they are only interested in self-preservation and benefiting from any celestial conflagration. See more below and previous comments at Best of the Blog End Times & 2012 & Best of the Blog Space & Cosmology
Rush to Mars: Comet impact could make Red Planet inhabitable
RT News, 28th February 2013 Flashback!
A comet near Mars may strike it in a powerful impact, potentially making the planet much warmer. The Red Planet is luring many entrepreneurs, including billionaire Dennis Tito, who aims to beat other nations by sending a man and a woman to Mars.
The make-or-break window for this possible game-changer is October 2014. At that time, an Oort cloud comet called C/2013 A1, first discovered last month, will approach Mars, missing it by about 35,000 km, which is quite close.
However the comet’s trajectory is still uncertain, which leaves a small chance it could impact the planet, said Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin, who worked on calculating the course of the celestial body. The comet will be travelling at a speed of 56 kilometers per second relative to Mars when it passes; if they do collide, the resulting explosion would be equal to a 20,000-gigaton bomb blast – powerful enough to leave a 50-kilometer crater on the planetary surface
Comment: It looks like a VERY RED COMET AND GUESS WHO IS WATCHING….
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)
Take a look… the Vatican Observatory are using the VATT Telescope to watch C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)… So…. Is this the real Red Dragon/Destroyer Comet? Well, if it hits Mars, there will certainly will be a lot of destruction and some of that destruction is certain to visit this planet too… As far as I am concerned, things are getting clearer and clearer….
Bright Explosion on the Moon
NASA Science News, 17th May 2013
May 17, 2013: For the past 8 years, NASA astronomers have been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids hitting the lunar surface. “Lunar meteor showers” have turned out to be more common than anyone expected, with hundreds of detectable impacts occurring every year. They’ve just seen the biggest explosion in the history of the program.
“On March 17, 2013, an object about the size of a small boulder hit the lunar surface in Mare Imbrium,” says Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. “It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we’ve ever seen before.” Anyone looking at the Moon at the moment of impact could have seen the explosion–no telescope required. For about one second, the impact site was glowing like a 4th magnitude star. [...]
“On the night of March 17, NASA and University of Western Ontario all-sky cameras picked up an unusual number of deep-penetrating meteors right here on Earth,” he says. “These fireballs were traveling along nearly identical orbits between Earth and the asteroid belt.”
This means Earth and the Moon were pelted by meteoroids at about the same time. “My working hypothesis is that the two events are related, and that this constitutes a short duration cluster of material encountered by the Earth-Moon system,” says Cooke. [...]
One of the goals of the lunar monitoring program is to identify new streams of space debris that pose a potential threat to the Earth-Moon system. The March 17th event seems to be a good candidate.
Comment: Hmmm… So, the moon got plummelled by a train of meteors… The question is: where are these new streams of space debris coming from? What NASA are suggesting is that we have entered into a new period where we can expect major planetary bombardments as explained by Napier & Clube (1979) see, Evidence for cometary bombardment episodes (2006) or Orbital Resonance Theory. To my knowledge, both theories can provide the evidence but neither can explain the triggering mechanism. I think the triggering mechanism is planetary/solar system energy levels that cause satellites to shift if they are no longer in harmony. Rather like the concept of a cloud of electrons orbiting an atom and these ‘electrons’ being periodically disturbed by electromagnetic factors…. Anyway, the issue is Earth being at the receiving end of some serious meteor impacts generating some serious evolutionary change… Certain members of the scientific community are well aware of the issues, but most of humanity are totally unaware that we have entered a new cosmic dispensation.
Pope asks prayers for pastors that they not become ‘wolves’
Todays Catholic News, 15th May 2013
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis asked Catholics to pray for their bishops and priests, asking God to help them be real shepherds who are poor, humble and meek.
“Pray for us bishops and priests,” he said May 15 during an early morning Mass with employees of Vatican Radio. “We need to remain faithful, to be men who watch over our flocks and over ourselves.”
Celebrating the Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the pope asked the employees to pray that God would defend bishops and priests from what St. Augustine defined as their principal temptations: money and pride.
“If we follow the path of riches, if we follow the path of pride, we will become wolves and not shepherds,” the pope said. “Pray for this.”
Comment: OK. What the hell is going on in the Vatican? The sheeple are being told by the Pope who historically is usually but not always the biggest predator amongst predators (do the history lesson) that their spiritual leaders are money grabbing wolves… What is he going to say next? Will he exhort his flock to learn about malignant narcissists and psychopaths who hide behind a mask to provide cover for their real intentions?
Argentina: Remotely- Guided UFOS Threaten Highways in Buenos Aires
Inexplicata, 14th May 2013
To the south of La Plata, these devices pursue cars or appear out of thin air in the midst of the river, shoulders or cattle troughs to startle drivers and fishermen alike.
A wide area bordered by the Bay of Sanborombón and Route 2 to the south of La Plata have turned into a pole of attraction for the same UFO phenomenon that researchers have associated with the “activity of remotely guided luminous probes” – a miracle of nanotechnology – and which have allegedly caused accidents on roads and highways in the area in question. In fact, reports and records kept by the Fundación Argentina de Ovnilogía (FAO) disclose a rich case history provided by direct witnesses to the encounters produced by these luminous devices which are apparently “research devices pursuing cars, or appear out of thin air in the midst of the river, shoulders or cattle troughs to startle drivers and fishermen alike.”
Comment: The language here seems to be related to scientists involved with SETV which seems to be justification for funding by using the excuse that aliens are sending down probes, the probes are hidden inside plasma orbs… See archives for info about real scientists doing real science concerning the existence of another lifeform on this planet.
End of the world? Bizarre ‘bubble cloud’ formations baffle onlookers
DARK, menacing and bubbly – these images show the outstanding phenomenon which materialised over the skies in Shropshire.
The Express, 14th May 2013
The skies above Telford formed into dark clouds which turned into grey and imposing bubbles and resembled the advent of an alien landing. The imposing clouds left onlookers questioning their existence and how they had formed. In fact, the clouds, known as the lesser-spotted mammatus – appeared as a lobe and were packed full of ice and rain.
According to local forecasters the clouds created a large thunderstorm which drenched much of Britain over the weekend. The clouds are associated with the powerful storms which can sometimes occur in the summer and are a sign of massive quantities of water vapour. Phil Spencer, a 39-year-old truck driver from Telford, was left baffled by the sudden change in the weather.
Comment: These are mammatus clouds. Mammatus are pouch-like cloud structures and a rare example of clouds in sinking air. . I do not believe this is the end of the world just the end of our current dispensation. Planet Earth will survive, but because we are at the end/start of a new cosmic cycle, universal intelligence has an opportunity to do some cosmic housekeeping that can only be achieved in extreme cosmic conditions that also produce extreme and ‘weird’ weather. This knowledge has been retained in the collective consciousness and that is why people associate extreme weather with apocalypse. See the archives to find the opinion of the academic elite that inform us that space weather is now affecting our weather.
‘Dead’ man comes back to life at his funeral
Mourners attending a funeral in central Zimbabwe were shocked when the man they had come to bury “returned from the dead.”
The Telegraph, 14th May 2013
Family and friends were filing past a coffin with the remains of Brighton Dama Zanthe, 34, when one of them noticed the dead man’s legs twitching. One of the mourners, Lot Gaka, who employs Mr Zanthe at his transport company, said: “I was the first to notice Zanthe’s moving legs as I was in the queue to view his body. This shocked me. We called an ambulance immediately. It’s a miracle and people are still in disbelief.”
Comment: I am just paying attention to this new syndrome of ‘fake’ death…
Homer really IS a vegetable! Root dug up in China looks just like Simpson
Daily Mail, 148th May 2013
*Fleece flower roots are pulled up for use in traditional Chinese medicine
* It is said to cure male sexual dysfunction, infertility, and male baldness
* Fleece flower roots are very large and they often resemble human faces
* But this is the first root found by Chinese farmers said to look like Homer
Two Chinese farmers got more than they bargained for when they pulled up the root of a fleece flower – and came face-to-face with the doppelganger of Homer Simpson.
The large root appears to have two bulging eyes and a prominent nose – giving it an uncanny resemblance to the famous cartoon character.
With two offshoot roots shaped like arms, it even looks like it is pondering or confused – just what you would expect from the real Homer.
Comment: China… I am quite convinced that this root was derived from the template of some weird object held in the aethers with a lot of energy… Well, for quite some time I have been pointing out the science that I think explains some very strange oddities… It might be too advanced for some, but I think the only way to explain this is to understand the concept of morphogenetic/morphic fields. These are held in Earth’s magnetic field or aether and can be corrupted OR more likely, the right connection between the different aetheric/physical realms becomes corrupted and wrong signals can be sent or received. The geomagnetic field is often in a chaotic state, but in the case of China, it is also a heavily polluted country which I don’t think helps either as chemicals are just a dance of EM signals so they must reflect the toxicity and become corrupted. I am sure some will argue with this basic assessment, but as things really start to get weird. I am sure a few will start to twig that maybe they really don’t understand what is happening on this planet, but they will not have the background knowledge to work this out from first principles either.
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M-Class Solar Flare !
Active Region 11748 produced an eruption peaking to M3.2 at 08:57 UTC this morning. Associated with this blast was a 10cm Radio Burst (Ten Flare) measuring 450 Solar Flux Units. We will now need to wait to see if the resulting Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) has an earth bound component, this was a long duration event so a strong CME should follow
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Spin-down Measurement of PSR J1745-2900: a New Magnetar
Astronomer’s Telegraph, 4th May 2013
Following the detection with the NuSTAR X-ray Observatory of a pulsed signal from a likely magnetar (ATel #5020) located 3″ from Sgr A* (ATel #5032), we requested a Swift ToO observation to monitor its temporal and spectral evolution. [...]
Based on the X-ray timing properties, the pulsed radio emission (ATel #5035,#5040,#5043), the X-ray spectral measurements (ATel #5006,#5011,#5020), and the likely association with Swift flaring behavior (ATel #5006,#5009), we conclude that PSR/SGR J1745-2900 is a magnetar that has emerged from a quiescent state. This is similar to the behavior of the Transient Anomalous X-ray Pulsars, and further blurs any distinction among the different classes of magnetars.
Comment: From a previous Astronomer’s Telegram we read:
The bursting, timing, and spectral properties strongly suggest a previously unknown magnetar undergoing an outburst. Further observations are planned to follow the flux and spectral evolution as well as to measure the spin-down rate and to search for additional bursts. NuSTAR has triggered additional ToO observations. Additional radio observations of the field, particularly to search for radio pulsations, are encouraged.
NuSTAR discovery of a 3.76 second pulsar in the Sgr A* region Astronomer’s Telegram, 27th April 2013
This should be exciting news for citizens of planet Earth, as we are being fired on from a brand new magnetar that exists near the dead centre of our galaxy! Here is a reminder from my essay The Greatest Transition where I pointed out that ancient warnings were left for us Earthlings informing us that occasionally we are subjected to some serious cosmic fire power.
“Since astronomers have only recently become aware of the existence of Magnetars, we have to consider whether their existence could have been known to ancient astronomers. We know that the ancient practice was to carefully preserve cosmic events, so maybe we can rethink the meaning of some zodiacal imagery. The symbolism of the scorpion and archer that are often intertwined, are said to represent the twin guardians of Galactic Center, the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpio that are on opposite sides of Galactic Center. However, we could also see that the imagery of the scorpion-man archer and his stingers is really telling us that Earth could be stung or receive cosmic arrows from this region. As already mentioned, SGR 1806-20 lies in the constellation of Sagittarius and SGR 1900+14, is located in the constellation of Aquila about 20,000 light-years away. Both of these regions of the sky have been associated with catastrophe. Dr. LaViolette, in his book, Earth Under Fire, tells us that these regions of the sky were especially noted and that the Barasana Indians of South America with their Star Path Zodiac, have retained this ancient knowledge by a naming convention that highlighted obnoxious and negative regions and benign and positive ones along the center of the Milky Way. The understanding amongst the learned that has been passed down to us is that after the Conflagration there will be a Restoration, a New Heavens and a New Earth — literally Earth’s tilt will change and the dome of heaven will appear differently. Since, changes are already occurring; maybe we can hope that there is a universal plan for planet Earth that does not involve major catastrophe.”
Source: The Greatest Transition in the History of Mankind (June 2010)
A Sketch of a scorpion-man archer (12cm tall) displayed on a twelfth-century B.C.E. Babylonian boundary stone from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar I, Assyro-Kassite Period (British Museum, London)
It is quite amazing to me that the cosmic conditions around Earth are getting more and more intense, but there is very little interest in reality, despite the effort to preserve ancient warnings. Presumably, the few that are awake can only surmise the real issue is the widespread low levels of consciousness and dumbed down so-called “spiritual” teachings being spread by hoardes of pied pipers. Thanks to S. Tellem for the tip.
Fermi and Swift see ‘shockingly bright’ burst
Phys.Org News, 3rd May 2013
A record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star in a distant galaxy has wowed astronomers around the world. The eruption, which is classified as a gamma-ray burst, or GRB, and designated GRB 130427A, produced the highest-energy light ever detected from such an event.
“We have waited a long time for a gamma-ray burst this shockingly, eye-wateringly bright,” said Julie McEnery, project scientist for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. “The GRB lasted so long that a record number of telescopes on the ground were able to catch it while space-based observations were still ongoing.”
Just after 3:47 a.m. EDT on Saturday, April 27, Fermi’s Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) triggered on eruption of high-energy light in the constellation Leo. The burst occurred as NASA’s Swift satellite was slewing between targets, which delayed its Burst Alert Telescope’s detection by a few seconds.
Fermi’s Large Area Telescope (LAT) recorded one gamma ray with an energy of at least 94 billion electron volts (GeV), or some 35 billion times the energy of visible light, and about three times greater than the LAT’s previous record. The GeV emission from the burst lasted for hours, and it remained detectable by the LAT for the better part of a day, setting a new record for the longest gamma-ray emission from a GRB.
Comment: Thus is almost like deja-vu…. The number of these ultra bright flashes is now really starting to stack up and I am waiting for an astronomer with a decent hypothesis for why this is happening but I have declared my opinion quite some time ago in my writings.
Russian researchers find more evidence to support notion that lightning is caused by cosmic rays
Phys.Org News, 6th May 2013
Phys.org) —Russian physicists Alex Gurevich and Anatoly Karashtin claim, in a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, they have found more evidence to support their idea that lightning is caused by cosmic rays. The notion was first proposed by Gurevich back in 1992, and has been a source of debate ever since.
No one really knows what causes lightning to form and strike—the prevailing view is that it comes about as a result of collisions between ice crystals in clouds and hail stones. But because clouds and the lightning they produce are unpredictable and hard to pin down, no one has been able to prove this theory. Another theory, proposed by Gurevich twenty years ago, says that lightning is formed from the collisions between cosmic rays and water droplets present in thunderclouds. Now he and a colleague claim to have found evidence to support this idea.
Comment: There are approx. 40-50 strikes per second from lightning but this article tells us that scientists are still struggling to explain how lightning is caused. Whatever, the link with cosmic rays means that as NASA have informed us, cosmic rays are at an all time high and likely to increase so we are likely to see more lightning.
- Cosmic Rays Hit Space Age High
NASA News, 28th September 2009
Planning a trip to Mars? Take plenty of shielding. According to sensors on NASA’s ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer) spacecraft, galactic cosmic rays have just hit a Space Age high.
“In 2009, cosmic ray intensities have increased 19% beyond anything we’ve seen in the past 50 years,” says Richard Mewaldt of Caltech. “The increase is significant, and it could mean we need to re-think how much radiation shielding astronauts take with them on deep-space missions.” [...] “The space era has so far experienced a time of relatively low cosmic ray activity,” says Mewaldt. “We may now be returning to levels typical of past centuries.” Please note: This is the primary reason why computer “glitches” are rising.
“Space Weather Storms: Are we ready for a ‘Space Katrina’?”
Public Star Night focuses on weather in space May 17 at the Little Thompson Observatory
Times Call, 6th May 2013
Our Nation is embarking on ambitious plans to modernize an infrastructure that will be based on advanced technological resources vulnerable to space weather. Space weather impacts everyday life, including national security, emergency response, electric power grids, aviation, communications, global positioning system (GPS) applications, and satellite operations — technology we have come to rely on for our day-to-day activities. These recent advances in our technological infrastructure drive emerging space weather service needs undreamed of just a decade ago.
Extreme space weather storms are rare, but these low frequency events have significant consequences. Recent reports suggest the greatest natural disaster perhaps facing the Nation would be an intense geomagnetic storm. In December 2012, the U.S. National Intelligence Council presented solar geomagnetic storms as an event that could change the future course of human history. Building hazard-resilient communities is a national priority, but can we ensure the security of our high-tech community during an extreme space weather storm?
Comment: Many live in a fantasy world of refusing to think about anything they consider “negative”. But thankfully, there are some interested in survival on this planet who realize the inhabitants on this planet are now vulnerable to harsh new cosmic conditions.
Herschel finds hot gas[plasma] on the menu for Milky Way’s black hole
The space observatory has made detailed observations of hot molecular gas that may be orbiting or falling toward the supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy.
Astronomy News, 7th May 2013
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel Space Observatory has made detailed observations of surprisingly hot molecular gas that may be orbiting or falling toward the supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
Our local black hole is located in a region known as Sagittarius A* — Sgr A* — after a nearby radio source. It has a mass about 4 million times that of our Sun and lies around 26,000 light-years away from the solar system. [...]
“The observations are also consistent with streamers of hot gas speeding towards Sgr A*, falling towards the very center of the galaxy,” said Goicoechea. “Our galaxy’s black hole may be cooking its dinner right in front of Herschel’s eyes.”
Just before material falls into a black hole, it is heated up enormously and can cause high-energy X-ray and gamma-ray flares. While Sgr A* currently shows little sign of such activity, this could change soon.
Using near-infrared observations, other astronomers have spotted a separate, compact cloud of gas amounting to just a few Earth masses spiraling toward the black hole. Located much closer to the black hole than the reservoir of material studied by Herschel in this work, it may finally be gobbled up later this year.
Comment: I read three or four versions and they all make the same misleading statements. Sagittarius A* is a region of space considered to be the galactic centre but it is filled with MILLIONS of stars with something that scientists are embarrassed to announce is our galaxy’s “feeble” black hole (read my previous comments and links to the embarrassing info at Best of the Blog – Space & Cosmology). Scientists prefer to fudge the facts to sex-up our galaxy’s black hole and this is achieved because this region has some humonguous active stars that emit huge amounts of radio waves. We were told in December 2011 to expect some action at the galactic centre in mid 2013, but we are still waiting… see more below.
- ESO Astronomers are expecting Cosmic Fireworks from our Galactic Center in 2013!
Supermassive black hole will ‘eat’ gas cloud
BBC News, 14th December 2011
Researchers have spotted a giant gas cloud spiralling into the supermassive black hole at our galaxy’s centre. Though it is known that black holes draw in nearby material, it will be the first chance to see one consume such a cloud.
As it is torn apart, the turbulent area around the black hole will become unusually bright, giving astronomers a chance to learn more about it. An article in Nature suggests the spectacle should be visible in 2013. [...]
Researchers using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope estimate that despite its size, the cloud has a total mass of only about three times that of Earth.
They have plotted the cloud’s squashed, oval-shaped path and estimate it has doubled its speed in the last seven years – to 2,350km per second.
It should spiral in to within about 40 billion kilometres of the black hole in the middle of 2013. Our local supermassive black hole, dubbed Sagittarius A*, lies about 27,000 light-years away, and has a mass about four million times that of our Sun.
- Gas Cloud En Route To Milky Way’s Black Hole [VIDEO]
Red Orbit, 15th December 2011
“Scientists say that by 2013, outbursts of X-rays and radio waves will be emitted as the cloud gets hotter and is obliterated by the black hole. The cloud is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium gas.
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“Ring of Fire” Seen in Northern Territories, AustraliaCredit: Jay Pasachoff/Williams CollegeAstronomer
Jay Pasachoff sent in this photo on May 10, 2013 capturing the annular solar eclipse at the moment of the “ring of fire.” He took the image from a site 43 miles (70 km) north of Tennant Creek, Northern Territories, Australia using a Nikon D600 FX and a 4000-mm Nikkor lens with a Thousand Oaks Optical filter. [Read the full story]
Very Close to the ‘Ring of Fire’Credit: Coca-Cola Space Science Center/Columbus State University
This screengrab shows the annular solar eclipse of May 9, 2013, close to the “ring of fire,” visible in Australia. This online image is provided by the Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, GA. [Read the full story]
Annular Solar Eclipse of May 9, 2013 Seen in Queensland, AustraliaCredit: Robert WhiteSkywatcher
Robert White of northern Queensland, Australia, sent in a photo of the annular solar eclipse on May 9, 2013. [Read the full story]
Solar Eclipse’s Shadow on EarthCredit: NASA/Goddard/MODIS Rapid Response Team
On May 10, 2013, the sun experienced what’s called an annular eclipse. NASA’s Terra satellite didn’t observe the eclipse directly, but it did see the moon’s shadow darkening the region northeast of Australia including the Solomon Islands. This image was captured by Terra’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on May 9, 2013. [Read the full story]