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Solar Dynamics Observatory captures images of a late summer flare







On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however — when intense enough — they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This flare is classified as an M5 flare. M-class flares are ten times less powerful than the most intense flares, called X-class flares.

Image credit: NASA/SDO

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Solar Dynamics Observatory captures images of a late summer flare

On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however — when intense enough — they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This flare is classified as an M5 flare. M-class flares are ten times less powerful than the most intense flares, called X-class flares.

Image credit: NASA/SDO

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Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?
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Photo 26 Aug Because I like it.
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Because I like it.

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Plankton Found on the Exterior of the International Space Station!
While examining samples taken from the exterior surface of the ISS, scientists discovered something completely unexpected - Marine Plankton living on the surface, despite the harsh condition (Vacuum, temperature, and radiation.)
There was evidence that the plankton had been living there for years, and possibly even developing, too.
This gives more plausibility to the panspermia theory - that life all over the solar system/galaxy/universe is all related thanks to bacteria catching rides on asteroids and comets. We already know it is possible for rocks to be thrown away from a planet by something like an asteroid impact or large volcanic eruption - some meteorites have had their lineage traced back to mars.
So do you believe the panspermia theory to be plausible? what about alien life in general?

Yes, and I think the only difference in alien life “like us” will be that from evolution and environmental conditions.

thatscienceguy:

Plankton Found on the Exterior of the International Space Station!

While examining samples taken from the exterior surface of the ISS, scientists discovered something completely unexpected - Marine Plankton living on the surface, despite the harsh condition (Vacuum, temperature, and radiation.)

There was evidence that the plankton had been living there for years, and possibly even developing, too.

This gives more plausibility to the panspermia theory - that life all over the solar system/galaxy/universe is all related thanks to bacteria catching rides on asteroids and comets. We already know it is possible for rocks to be thrown away from a planet by something like an asteroid impact or large volcanic eruption - some meteorites have had their lineage traced back to mars.

So do you believe the panspermia theory to be plausible? what about alien life in general?

Yes, and I think the only difference in alien life “like us” will be that from evolution and environmental conditions.

Text 26 Aug A Little Different Kind of Short Story to Share

A Little Different Kind of Short Story to Share

I want to occasionally share some of my writings with my followers.  This is from Twisted Vine: An Anthology and in my 99 cents romantic Kindle booklet, The Gift of Oneself.  It is one of my favorites.  It would be interesting to learn how you interpret it and if you like it.  Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts.  I really don’t bite back.The_Gift_of_Oneself_Cover_for_Kindle

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Text 24 Aug Another 5-Star Review for “Within the Sacred Circle”

Another 5-Star Review for “Within the Sacred Circle”

Once again a reader has found value in something I’ve written.  These stories appear, somewhat scattered, throughout the first two books of my series, Where the Horses Run.  The prequel, Realms of the Earth, also includes a story, but that book is not yet published and I’m having second thoughts about completing it, or book III of the series due to lack of interest.  If this book stimulates…

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Civilization: Beyond Earth ships October 24th with maps based on real planets
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So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.
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