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Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostSat May 13, 2017 9:15 pm

Something to consider on Eclipse Day...


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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostTue May 16, 2017 11:39 am

Has the Earth-Moon system ever approached another nearby star?

Huard Smith, posted on March 9th...

Scholz’s star, now about 20 light years away, passed close to
the outer reaches of our solar system about 70,000 years ago
- when Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon humans were alive and kicking.
It is a binary system and it was just 8/10ths of a light year,
or about 52,000 AUs from our Sun at its closest approach. Scholz’s
star is a small red dwarf, about 15% of the mass of our Sun and
has a brown dwarf companion. It is what is called an “Oort Cloud
perturber”. The researchers (see added abstract below) note that
any perturbation of a long-period object out there would not
manifest itself in the inner solar system for ~2 million years.
So no need to worry.


Rajiv Chaube, lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (1991-present)
posted on Mar 9th...

I think I read about this once in an article on ‘Universe Today’.
It stated that a star did pass pretty close to our Solar System
only 70,000 years ago. It was the closest flyby ever recorded.
In fact someone also wrote a report on this. I am not sure what
this was called. I do remember the name of the start that flew
by though. I think it was called Scholz’s Star. It got as close
as 7.4 Trillion Kilometers at the closest to the Sun. That is
like, almost a light year. To get this into one picture, the
closest stellar neighbor Proxima Centauri is around 4 light
years away. Scholz’s star was still close enough to affect
orbits of comets in the Oort Cloud.


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PostFri May 19, 2017 6:39 am

Remnants of a lost technology:

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Synonymous with the rise of "flat-earthers" and miscegenators. Mulattoes, Quadroons, and Octoroons will
never set a foot on Luna. A trampoline is as close as they will ever get.
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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostSun May 21, 2017 11:58 am

Countdown to Darkness: Total Solar Eclipse Three Months Away!
By Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com Contributor | May 21, 2017 07:20am ET

This one is a must-watch! Super-kewel video and snaps!

Three months from today (May 21), a shadow of darkness will travel
across the United States in the middle of the day. The portion of
the country that falls under this shadow will experience a total
solar eclipse, an incredible phenomenon that occurs when the moon
completely covers the disk of the sun. Here are just a few of the
things you'll need to know as you count down to this rare experience:

http://www.space.com/36933-total-solar- ... tification

Nola Taylor Redd is a contributing writer for Space.com. She loves
all things space and astronomy-related, and enjoys the opportunity
to learn more. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Astrophysics
from Agnes Scott college and served as an intern at Sky & Telescope
magazine. In her free time, she homeschools her four children.
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