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New News Stuff

Catholic school Principal/Cop busted at a strip club

https://www.wafb.com/2019/06/01/louisiana-principal-resigns-after-being-arrested-washington-dc-public-intoxication/

Sudan is still a mess.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/river-nile-sudan-death-toll-crackdown-military-khartoum-latest-a8945871.html

A $450 Da Vinci painting hangs on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s Yacht
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-10/da-vinci-s-450-million-masterpiece-kept-on-mbs-s-yacht-artnet

The Lagoon Nebula

https://spacetelescope.org/images/heic1808a/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

DR Congo has a 700% increase in Measles cases the year, more than 1500 deaths

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/dr-congo-declares-measles-epidemic-cases-700-percent-190611113925436.html


New News

Guns guns guns in America
https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/watch-police-in-los-angeles-seize-thousands-of-firearms-in-a-raid

UN finally ready to start dealing with Human trash (think Plastics) of course, Trump hates the idea..

https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/ga12015.doc.htm

Drunk Ukraine Cops shoot 5 year old…
https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-cops-arrested-over-drunken-shooting-5-old-135714818.html

Man opens Safe, first time since 1970
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48477081

Galaxy NGC 7773

https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1922a/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn


Cluster NGC 6496

https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1622a/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Twitter


GSGS Landsat Images

http://eros.usgs.gov/imagegallery


Enceladus And Janus Above The Rings

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=5318


Blue Origin’s Reusable Booster

It’s cool that companies are working on reusability, but this system isn’t ready for prime time. Not even reaching Low Earth orbit…


Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia18343/water-world


A Messy Galactic Merger

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1547a/?utm_medium=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Twitter


Galaxy Messier 94 (Making Babies)

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1542a/?utm_medium=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Twitter


Space Stuff

NASA releases HD Apollo photographs!!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/albums/with/72157659052908231

3D shot of Comet 67P (HD).

http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/10/09/comet-jet-in-3d/


New Pluto Photos

Crazy place!
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-wows-in-spectacular-new-backlit-panorama


When Galaxies Collide

The leave a bit of a mess behind..

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1537a/?utm_medium=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Twitter


Wings Of The Butterfly

More
https://spacetelescope.org/news/heic1518/


Comets And Nebulas


Comet 67P interacting with the solar wind. There are links to video embedded at the link below.
http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/07/29/rosetta-shows-how-comet-interacts-with-the-solar-wind/


http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1517/


The Women Behind the Mission To Pluto

New Horizons will “fly-by” the Pluto system on Tuesday, and it will take many months to send all the data back to Earth.
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/the-women-who-power-nasa-s-new-horizons-mission-to-pluto


Galaxy ESO 162-17

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http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1516a/


Moons – Pandora, Prometheus And Pan

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=5173


What River Is That?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Nice shot from the ISS..

I figured it out, this is Sudan and Egypt’s east coast on the Red Sea. The river is the Nile.


Comet 67P Starts Losing Ice And Sand

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http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/03/06/cometwatch-28-february/


Technically, An Earth Selfie

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Great shot by Astro Samantha!


M8.7 Sun Flare

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Taken by SDO on 17 December;
Sun Release M8.7-Class Solar Flare on Dec. 17, 2014


Merging Galaxies

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300 Million light years away. No way to tell what they look like today.
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0206b/


So We Have Orion, What Now?

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Yep, today NASA shot a rocket and orbited the earth twice, then dropped a human capable lander into the Ocean. Good job, no major problems at all. We did the same thing back in the 1960’s, so what now?

Going to the Moon or Mars is now within reach, but why? They are both dead worlds. Mars (no matter what terraforming we do) will never be able to sustain life, because it has no magnetic field to shield it from the radiation that has stripped away it’s atmosphere. The only option I see with Mars is to deorbit a few dwarf planets (Ceres and Vesta) and crash them into Mars. It might kickstart the planet so the core produces a magnetic field, like Earth does. That would also add enough water to the planet to maybe make it habitable.

The moons of Jupiter would be great targets for a deep space mission, but humans probably couldn’t survive the round trip, especially in a craft like Orion. The plan to capture an asteroid and put it in orbit around the Moon might be a good use for Orion, to go visit and bring back samples. Other countries are now doing the same with robots.

So, I just have to wonder, what now? Probably back to the Moon.


Within Taurus

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The photos are HD. Click em!
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1424/