Einstein’s warning – and why even a small nuclear war could destroy humanity

Originally posted on Matthew Wright:
Albert Einstein once explained that nuclear weapons changed everything – except the way we think. He was right, of course. That worries me. There’s been a lot of talk about rogue-state nuclear weapons of late. A war using such appalling devices seems a real possibility – more so than during…

The Cassini-Huygens Legacy of Science and Discovery at Saturn

September 7, 2017 After Cassini: Pondering the Saturn Mission’s Legacy Cassini’s discoveries are feeding forward into future exploration of the solar system. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute › Full image and caption (Author’s note: The Cassini orbiter is scheduled to be deorbited and plunge into Saturn’s cloud tops this Friday, September 15 at 4:55 AM, PDT. … More The Cassini-Huygens Legacy of Science and Discovery at Saturn

Niburu doom is on its way… again…

Originally posted on Matthew Wright:
Apparently Earth is going to be destroyed by Niburu this month. Again. The putative Planet 9 and the orbits of the KBOs that were used to deduce the possibility. Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC); [Diagram created using WorldWide Telescope.] – See more at: https://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523#sthash.mD4q1vgg.dpuf That didn’t happen last time somebody predicted…

The Enigma of Time

What does it mean, Albert Einstein asked in 1905, to say that a train arrives someplace — in Paris, say — at 7 o’clock? It should be noted that today, 30 June, 2017, is the 112th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies“, his Special Theory of Relativity, and thus it … More The Enigma of Time

Summer Solstice 2017

Southern-facing view for US eastern seaboard, mid-northern latitudes for this year’s Summer Solstice. In this view, note the position of the planets Mercury, very close to the sun, Mars, Venus and the Moon, our natural satellite. View via Stellarium. During the yearly journey around our star, the Earth passes four notable points, points that mark … More Summer Solstice 2017