DISCOVERYNEWS: Our Sun’s Long Lost Stellar ‘Sister’ Found

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Our Sun’s Long Lost Stellar ‘Sister’ Found

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Stars like the sun may end up alone but they are born in stellar nurseries, with a thousand — or a hundred thousand — siblings. Over time, the family disbands, victims of gravitational nudges and other tidings after 4.5 billion years of life in the cosmos.

Astronomers have been on the hunt for solar siblings as part of a quest to learn more about how and where the sun was born and perhaps why our star became host to a life-bearing planet.

VIDEO: Star Spits Out Baby Planet

This week, a team headed by the University of Texas reports it has found a star that “almost certainly” formed from the same cloud of gas and dust that produced the sun.

The star, known as HD 162826, is about 15 percent bigger than the sun and located about 110 light-years away in the constellation Hercules.

Solar sibling HD 162826 is not visible to the naked eye, but can be seen with low-power binoculars near the bright star Vega.
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Scientists matched the star’s chemistry — telltale concentrations of the rare elements barium and yttrium proved particularly useful — with the sun’s chemical components. They also tracked HD 162826’s past orbits around the center of the Milky Way to discover its link with the sun.

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Out of 30 potential sibling stars, “only the star HD 162826 satisfies both our dynamical and chemical criteria for being a true sibling of the sun,” lead author Ivan Ramirez writes in a paper to be published in the June 1 issue of The Astrophysical Journal.

HD 162826  has been on astronomers’ watch lists for some time. So far, they’ve pretty much ruled out the presence of an orbiting “hot Jupiter’ planet — a massive planet circling closer to its host star than Mercury orbits the sun. But HD 162826 may have smaller, terrestrial planets, the scientists said.

With new surveys, including an ongoing study by Europe’s Gaia telescope, more solar siblings should be discovered soon, Ramirez writes.

ANOTHER SOLAR FLARE AND CAPTURE OF PLANET X OR NIBURU

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Great camera shots of the planet that questions many. Is it Planet x? Niburu? An Energy ball? Who knows, but what is amazing is that it is on footage as it lurks in the shadows. Strange signs in the heavens as the world gets ready to feel the earth shake and the heavens quake. Wonder when it is going to arrive, how is humanity going to react to that? Once this false alien agenda begins there is no stopping Revelations. What is becoming more relevant is the earthly issues that keep coming out in the open, all the planetary alignments should point to that we are close, especially since the first blood moon is due to arrive on April 15th.

 

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Earthquake in Chile
M 7.6 – 19km S of Iquique, Chile
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Massive Solar Flare just released!

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This appears to be a false flag! The incident is to much like the others. First there are reports that there where multiple shooters and then there just became 1. He killed himself after injuring 14 and killing 3 others. More deaths could come of this as there are still some critical! This is a tragedy! We all know that our government does this to enforce more gun control! We will see in the coming days what comes of this as Obama states: “We will get to the bottom of this”.

ZEROHEDGE:What About The Dollar: Russia, Iran Announce $20 Billion Oil-For-Goods Deal

Spot what is missing in the just blasted headline from Bloomberg:

  • IRAN, RUSSIA SAID TO SEAL $20B OIL-FOR-GOODS DEAL: REUTERS

If you said the complete absence of US Dollars anywhere in the funds flow you are correct. Which is precisely what we have been warning would happen the more the West and/or JPMorgan pushed Russia into a USD-free corner.

Once again, from our yesterday comment on the JPM Russian blockade: “what JPM may have just done is launch a preemptive strike which would have the equivalent culmination of a SWIFT blockade of Russia, the same way Iran was neutralized from the Petrodollar and was promptly forced to begin transacting in Rubles, Yuan and, of course, gold in exchange for goods and services either imported or exported. One wonders: is JPM truly that intent in preserving its “pristine” reputation of not transacting with “evil Russians”, that it will gladly light the fuse that takes away Russia’s choice whether or not to depart the petrodollar voluntarily, and makes it a compulsory outcome, which incidentally will merely accelerate the formalization of the Eurasian axis of China, Russia and India?”

In other words, Russia seems perfectly happy to telegraph that it is just as willing to use barter (and “heaven forbid” gold) and shortly other “regional” currencies, as it is to use the US Dollar, hardly the intended outcome of the western blocakde, which appears to have just backfired and further impacted the untouchable status of the Petrodollar.

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SUN JUST BLEW A BIG ONE!!! MUST WATCH!!

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Our sun recently has been magnificent! Almost everyday now there is a solar flare and or a CME coming off of our light source. The earth is showing the signs of it every day we have buoys going off all over the place. Chile is being rocked two days in a row with massize quakes. Something big is coming. Get ready for the big one in the coming days.

Here is the Solar Flare as it released!!

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New NASA Spacesuits Take Us Back in Time

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Check out NASA’s new spacesuits, they are very high tech and futurist looking right? You may not guess it but they have the same design as the ancient spacesuits that Egyptians carved pictures of. Also, pay attention to the symbols on each suit. Recently there has been a lot of talk of tridents because of the missing flight, the Maserati symbol (Superbowl commercial), and the Ukrainian symbol. Tridents were symbolic in the Atlantean era of Poseidon who was their “Supreme God”. Also, quite often when you see a picture of the devil he is seen carrying a trident as his weapon.

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-Father in Heaven, I want to give my life to you, I want to repent of my sins, inequities, debts, and trespasses against you, and I want to give my life to Jesus Christ and accept Him as my Lord and Savior, I have come to believe in my heart that He died on the Cross that should have been my cross to bear, and you raised Him from the Dead, So He may sit on the right hand of You and prepare a place for me, I accept you now as my Savior, my Lord, my God,
my friend. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and set me free
from my sin. And, because you are my Savior, Jesus,
“I shall not die, but have everlasting life”.
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ
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http://news.yahoo.com/tsa-wants-law-enforcement-checkpoints-162646134.html;_ylt=AwrSyCOsATNTVG8AcfPQtDMD

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U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-walgreens-close-stores-20140325,0,1374092.story

http://news.yahoo.com/economic-cost-crimea-seizure-mounts-russia-121506120.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/planet-like-object-nicknamed-biden-could-help-explain-solar-systems-origins/2014/03/26/1bb123fa-b52f-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25301-new-dwarf-planet-hints-at-giant-world-far-beyond-pluto.html

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_27/German-chancellor-Merkel-against-imposition-of-economic-sanctions-on-Russia-6195/

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Swiss_decide_against_Russian_sanctions/34039/0/38/38/Y/M.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/03/brothers-of-u-s-navy-commander-find-his-body-in-mudslide-debris/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puget_Sound_Naval_Shipyard_and_Intermediate_Maintenance_Facility

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9904270/Beppe-Grillo-says-Italy-may-soon-have-to-pull-out-of-euro.html

http://moneymorning.com/ext/articles/bitcoin/36-cities-in-20-states-abandon-the-dollar.php?iris=183550&utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=cpm&utm_content=ko1&utm_campaign=bitcoin

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http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/

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FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!In the video below there is a lot of information about the coming dollar collapse and how we are so close to a war with Russia contrary to what Obamya says this is the cold war. Welcome to the cold war part 2. This could go hot in a few short minutes (days) however there is still this missing plane that everybody is talking about instead of the incidents going on in Ukraine. Please watch for more information.

As we said in the video we would like to go and report on events on a hands on basis. We havent begun a very big list but we are going to start with 2. Those two are W.I.P.P incident and the Operation American Spring. We at freedom fighters have devoted our lives to bringing you the truth in all this chaos and yes that means we are willing to go to a radiation hot zone to find out what is really going on versus what the mainstream is saying and the cover up that is going on. If you would like to donate to help us get there please do so because we are in need of it desperately to go and spread the word that this is going to be deadly. We must bust this information into the mainstream. However to do our investigation of this incident fully we do need a video recorder, we don’t have one. As well as traveling costs. You will get what you pay for that’s a promise even if we get arrested. This incident is to big to not have been covered by every news agency in America. They have failed us and we will not continually stand idly by while our air we breathe is contaminated.

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The second event we would like to go to so far is the Operation American Spring.This protest needs to be reported on, it has been planned by the Veterans and we people should show our support. Since we can go ahead and count on the fact that no news station will be covering this we would like to go and show our support at Freedom Fighters! No we have not joined any group we just want to get the word out to everyone that something has to be done in Washington. Even if it is us just removing the puppets for a short time.

Because all of the above does cost money to get places that is why we are asking for donations to help us get there and get back safely. So any donations would help us get to New Mexico and to Washington D.C to report on what is going on in our world! Thanks for your help God Bless All Of YOU!!!
Here we are staring down the barrel of the total collapse of the world, and most are still to busy playing with their cell phones, and worrying about things that we could loose tomorrow. Please help us get to more people by sharing this and donating if you can! We need help getting the word out. Not only that if you would like to help us spread the word with flyers at the top of this page is a tab just so you can share the word and fight the good fight of faith. Thanks to all who donate it is greatly appreciated! God Bless! Help keep this going! Thank you again if you do, please only donate if you are able! God Bless!



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-Father in Heaven, I want to give my life to you, I want to repent of my sins, inequities, debts, and trespasses against you, and I want to give my life to Jesus Christ and accept Him as my Lord and Savior, I have come to believe in my heart that He died on the Cross that should have been my cross to bear, and you raised Him from the Dead, So He may sit on the right hand of You and prepare a place for me, I accept you now as my Savior, my Lord, my God,
my friend. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and set me free
from my sin. And, because you are my Savior, Jesus,
“I shall not die, but have everlasting life”.
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ
Amen

Asteroid hides star Regulus. Moon and planets. Tomorrow’s equinox

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Image credit: Akira Fujii / Sky & Telescope magazine

Tonight for March 19, 2014

The asteroid 163 Erigone will hide a very bright star, Regulus in the constellation Leo, from view for several seconds on the morning of March 20, 2014, for well-placed skywatchers. Can’t see the occultation of Regulus? Never fear, the sky has more. Tonight’s waning moon is near two planets, Mars and Saturn, plus the bright star Spica. Plus … it’s equinox time. The 2014 March equinox comes tomorrow – on Thursday, March 20 – at precisely 16:57 UTC. That’s midday for us in the western hemisphere. Follow the links below to learn more about the sky events for today and tomorrow, March 19-20, 2014.

Asteroid 163 Erigone will blot out the bright star Regulus tonight.

Moon near planets Saturn and Mars, plus star Spica tonight.

Equinox 2014 comes before midday Thursday, March 20 for most of U.S.

Are you an early riser? If so, let the moon guide your eye to the planets Saturn and Mars, plus the star Spica on Thursday, March 20.

Let the moon guide your eye to the planets Saturn and Mars, plus the star Spica on the night of March 19-20, 2014. Click here to generate a calendar that’ll show the moonrise time in your location.

Moon near planets Saturn and Mars, plus star Spica tonight. The waning gibbous moon has been moving past the planet Mars and bright star Spica for several nights now. Tonight’s moon is far enough east of Mars and Spica on our sky’s dome that it’s noticeable near another bright planet, Saturn. The chart above shows these world’s with respect to tonight’s moon. To see these planets, you’ll need to be looking fairly late at night. Try this custom sunrise-sunset calendar for your location, and be sure to check the box for moonrise times.

Mars is in front of the constellation Virgo, near Virgo’s brightest star Spica. Mars is the planet to watch now! It’s becoming much more conspicuous in our sky. It began retrograde motion on March 1, a sure sign that its opposition is approaching. At opposition on April 8, Earth will be passing between the sun and Mars. It’ll be rising at sunset then. Our sweep between the sun and Mars marks the middle of the best time to see Mars in two years!

Read more: When to see Mars in 2014

Earth will pass (more or less) between Saturn and the sun about a month later, on May 10, 2014. Saturn is now in front of the constellation Libra. You need a telescope to see its rings, but it’s fun to watch with the eye as well. Saturn shines with a beautiful golden color.

Read more: How to see Saturn in 2014

Day and night sides of Earth at instant of March 2014 equinox

Day and night sides of Earth at the instant of the March 2014 equinox (2014 March 20 at 16:57 Universal Time). At the instant of the equinox, the sun is at zenith over the equator in Columbia, South America.

Day and night sides of Earth at the instant of the March 2014 equinox (2014 March 20 at 16:57 Universal Time). At the instant of the equinox, it is midday in New England, and the sun is at zenith over the equator in Columbia, South America.

Sunset spot for equinoxes and solstices via Flickr user montztermash

No matter where you are on Earth, if you watch the sunrise or sunset on March 20, you will be gazing due east or due west. Image via Flickr user montztermash

Equinox 2014 comes before midday March 20 for most of U.S. The 2014 March equinox comes at precisely 16:57 UTC. That’s the standard time in Greenwich, England, and it marks a single time for this equinox as noted from a whole-Earth perspective – when the sun stands directly overhead as seen from Earth’s equator.

As always, our clocks will say different times. For the most of the United States, the equinox comes before midday (approximately 1 p.m. Daylight Saving Time) on March 20: 12:57 p.m EDT, 11:57 a.m. CDT, 10:57 a.m. MDT or 9:57 a.m. PDT. Meanwhile, the spring equinox will happen at sunrise in the Pacific Ocean (just east – or right – of the International Date Line), and at sunset in eastern Europe and Africa. One event – different time zones and different times on the clock – when the sun crosses the celestial equator, bring this equinox to all of us around the globe.

This 2014 March equinox – which happens before midday for most of us in the United States – marks the first day of spring or autumn, depending on your location north or south on Earth’s globe. For the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox marks the first day of spring. In the Southern Hemisphere, it signals the beginning of autumn.

The March equinox happens when the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north. The celestial equator is a projection of the Earth’s equator onto the so-called celestial sphere.

The sun in front of the backdrop constellations on the Northern Hemisphere’s spring equinox (Southern Hemisphere’s autumn equinox). Image via Wikimedia Commons

This intersection point is sometimes called the First Point in Aries. But at this March equinox and all of those in our lifetimes, it happens when the sun is in front of the constellation Pisces. Over the long course of time, different constellations provide a backdrop to the sun as it soars above the Earth’s equator, going from south to north, year after year.

Over 2,000 years ago, the March equinox sun shone in front of the constellation Aries. Now the sun is in front of Pisces on the March equinox, and 600 years in the future, the March equinox sun will shine in the constellation Aquarius. It’s a 26,000-year cycle – Earth’s precession – that causes our vantage point on the stars to shift.

By the way, according to the mathematical wizard Jean Meeus, the March equinox sun passed out of the constellation Aries and into the constellation Pisces in 68 B.C. Not until A.D. 2597 will the March equinox sun leave the constellation Pisces and enter into the constellation Aquarius.

Of course, the date on which the sun crosses a constellation boundary depends entirely on the location of that boundary. And the drawing of constellation boundaries is a human pursuit. The International Astronomical Union officially decided on the current boundaries of the constellations early in the 20th century.

So, wherever you are on Earth’s globe, celebrate this equinox, as the sun crosses the celestial equator, going from south to north!

Bottom line: The asteroid 163 Erigone will hide the bright star Regulus from view for several seconds on the morning of March 20, 2014, for well-placed skywatchers. Tonight’s waning moon is near two planets, Mars and Saturn, plus the bright star Spica. The 2014 vernal equinox – spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere, and autumn equinox for the Southern Hemisphere – falls on Thursday, March 20 at precisely 16:57 UTC. Translating UTC to local time in U.S. time zones, that places the 2014 March equinox at 12:57 p.m. EDT, 11:57 a.m. CDT, 10:57 a.m. MDT or 9:57 a.m. PDT on Thursday, March 20.

CANADA: Fireball turns the night sky blue as it explodes over Yellowknife

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MONTREAL — A fireball exploded and lit up the skies over Yellowknife early Thursday morning, but was not believed to have caused any damage.

One expert compared it to a similar incident that took place over Montreal last November.

Last night a fireball over Yellowknife, Canada exploded so bright it turned the night sky blue spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.p… http://t.co/Ufvv5FQ4YF
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An image of the explosion was posted on the website of Spaceweather.com. It was captured by a photographer who was leading a tour of the Aurora Borealis.

The exploding meteor was so bright that it turned the night sky blue, according to witnesses.

The fireball was less than one metre in size, University of Western Ontario’ Peter Brown calculated.

He told The Canadian Press the fact that there was an explosion meant the object had probably penetrated deep into the atmosphere.

But Brown said that he was almost certain the explosive force was too weak to cause any damage.

Another photo of the fireball over Yellowknife, Canada last night. A very loud explosion followed. By Yuichi Takasaka http://t.co/DaSIGAYshu
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He added that the view of an exploding fireball is something that people might only see once a year. The meteor that exploded over the skies of Montreal in November 2013 created a thundering boom, he noted, but it also shook houses.

The fireballs over Yellowknife and Montreal both paled in comparison to what happened over Chelyabinsk, Russia just over a year ago.

That’s when a meteor estimated to be about 10 tons exploded over the Ural Mountains on Feb. 15, 2013 with the power of an atomic bomb.

The sonic blasts from that fireball shattered windows and injured about 1,000 people.

BREAKING ANOTHER ASTEROID INBOUND!!!!!! HEADS UP! MARCH 6TH ASTEROID TO PASS 0.2 LD TO EARTH!

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ANOTHER ASTEROID FLYBY: For the second time in as many days, an asteroid is flying through the Earth-Moon system. Yesterday, March 5th, 30-meter asteroid2014 DX110 passed just inside the orbit of the Moon–about 0.9 lunar distances away. Today, March 6th, 10-meter asteroid 2014 EC is coming even closer–only 0.2 lunar distances. Neither space rock poses an immediate threat to Earth. According to NASA, asteroids thread the Earth-Moon system more than 20 times a year.

FARSIDE CME: Hours ago, a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) flew over the sun’s southeastern limb. If such an event had occured years ago, we wouldn’t know if this CME was a threat because, as viewed from Earth orbit, CMEs heading toward and away from Earth look much the same. Today, however, all CMEs are observed from multiple points of view:

Dual coronagraph images from SOHO (stationed on the Earthside of the sun) and the STEREO-A probe (stationed on the farside) clearly show that this CME is a farside event. Radio emissions from shock waves at the leading edge of the blast suggest the cloud is racing away from Earth at approximately 1400 km/s (3 million mph). If it were racing in the opposite direction, we would have a significant geomagnetic storm in the offing. Instead, space weather around Earth is expected to remain calm for the rest of this week. Solar flare alerts: textvoice

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OLD SUNSPOT: The lifespan of a typical sunspot is two to three weeks. This one is about to turn three months:

Carried around by the sun’s 27-day rotation, AR1990 is making its third transit of the visible solar disk. In previous apparitions it was known as AR1944 and AR1967. Each time it has appeared, the sunspot has unleashed at least one strong flare, the most recent being the X4.9-class blockbuster of Feb. 25th. Since then, AR1990 has quieted and started showing signs of decay. Is this sunspot finally succumbing to time? Stay tuned.

Karzaman Ahmad of the Langkawi National Observatory in Malaysia took the above picture on March 3rd. He used an 11-inch telescope. The dimensions of the sunspot make it an easy target for such relatively small optics. Its dark core is about the size of Earth, and it is surrounded by boiling granules as large as the state of Texas. If you have a solar telescope, take a look. Solar flare alerts: textvoice

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HELIOPHYSICS SUMMER SCHOOL: Are you an undergraduate physics or astronomy instructor? There might be a seat waiting for you at the 2014Heliophysics Summer School. The program’s sponsor, UCAR, is looking for a number of qualified instructors to attend with most expenses paid. Apply here. The deadline has been extended to March 22nd.


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Realtime Comet Photo Gallery


All Sky Fireball Network

Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth’s atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on Spaceweather.com.

On Mar. 5, 2014, the network reported 5 fireballs.
(5 sporadics)

In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point–Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue). [Larger image] [movies]

Near Earth Asteroids

Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.

On March 6, 2014 there were 1458 potentially hazardous asteroids.
Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters:

Asteroid
Date(UT)
Miss Distance
Size
2014 DX110
Mar 5
0.9 LD
31 m
2014 EC
Mar 6
0.2 LD
10 m
2000 EE14
Mar 6
64.6 LD
1.8 km
2014 CU13
Mar 11
8 LD
190 m
2014 DU22
Mar 14
7.9 LD
60 m
2003 QQ47
Mar 26
49.9 LD
1.4 km
1995 SA
Apr 2
73.1 LD
1.6 km
2000 HD24
Apr 4
42.2 LD
1.3 km
2007 HB15
Apr 28
6.7 LD
12 m