Residents of Cwmbran, South Wales got a spectacular show last night! It was after 11 p.m. British Standard Time that a celestial object entered Earth’s atmosphere, over this area of Great Britain. An explosion occurred, causing the sound of a sonic boom, accompanied by a brilliant light show!
The people of this region of The United Kingdom were stunned before bedtime last night by an explosion! An orange-white object zipped across the night sky, finally exploding over this Welsh township. Witnesses say that a sonic boom happened between sixty and one-hundred miles above land. People were able to see it for at least a two-hundred mile radius!
This particular meteoric explosion was from a bolide. This is what meteors that actually enter the atmosphere and explode are called. Bolides of at least minimal size can be seen at points around the globe roughly once every twenty hours.
Overall, meteors and meteorites strike Earth every day. Most of them are insignificantly small, as they mainly explode over minimally populated regions of the planet. It is estimated that nearly 20,000 of them can be seen in the skies daily, as the majority streak over the oceans. Some of these are referred to as micrometeroids, which deposit nearly 100 tons of dust around the globe, daily!
The entrance of this particular meteor into Earth’s atmosphere, over Welsh land, created a sonic boom! Residents of Cwmbran, South Wales said that they were awakened by the explosive sound, accompanied by car alarms being set off, and windows being shaken. People who actually were present for the incident say that an orange and white streak skimmed across the sky, followed by a boom that even shattered some windows!
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As with Friday, the films came. This week, we got to enjoy a cinematic selection featuring some of the long-time Hollywood heavyweights, teaming with some of the currently shining stars. It turned out to be a combination that made for an entertaining action flick!
The Expendables 2 begins in Nepal, with armed forces enter a town where a man is bound and masked, while he is beaten. The soldiers get into a shootout with locals, and rockets are launched! Violence continues, and Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is shown fighting.
Ross’ military team has arrived to rescue an U.S. business associate, and a secret soldier called Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Once released, Trench continues with his intial mission to attack and capture enemies. The team follows Trench, then they all escape into a wooded area. It is revealed that a team of elite soldiers had been assembled by the secret agent Mr. Church (Bruce Willis).
Group member Ying Yang (Jet Li) accompanies Church to China. Meanwhile, Ross allows soldier Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) to retire from the team to go to France. Yet, Ross finds himself taking another mission from Church. He must go to Albania to rescue a secret item. Ross gathers the team for this mission, and they are ambushed by a group of thieves led by Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme).
Fighting begins, Billy is killed, and the team vows revenge for his death. Meanwhile, Vilain has plans to get hold of plutonium that had been left by former Soviet miners. The Expendables are aware of the plutonium also, and they mean to reach it before Vilain gets hold of it. Yet, as they are in the middle of this mission, they are attacked by other mercenaries, and they are rescued by Booker (Chuck Norris)! He informs the team of a group of secret locals who mean to oppose Vilain, and with whom they can team for more agressive attacks!
As the team goes forward, they move further into Russia, coming across an abandoned town. Armed women protecting their children have been hiding there, and they ask the team to protect them from Vilain’s forces. Vilain, along with his main accomplice Hector (Scott Adkins), have the villagers trapped, meaning to kill them, once they have used them to mine the ores that Vilain means to sell on The Black Market.
Mr. Church and Trench join forces with the other fighters. They go after Vilain, getting hold of him at an airport before he can escape the country. Vilain’s forces are there as well, so Church and Trench combine with The Expendables to battle. Vilain ends up being stabbed in the chest, killed by team leader Ross!
Ross proceeds to provide Church with a jet. Church then boards the jet, along with Booker, Trench, and team tech expert Maggie (Yu Nan). They pay final respects to Billy, then they prepare for a next mission!
As always, more films are around the bend! The rest of August includes Shia La Beouf and Guy Pearce in Lawless, along with the movies The Good Doctor and The Possession. September opens with The Chicago 8, The Cold Light of Day, Keep the Lights On, and Stolen!
Waitin’ on a good one…..
It is always fascinating to learn about the latest discoveries within the realm of astronomy! I feel the need to recognize that there is so much wonder out beyond what can be readily seen, and beyond what is known at all, that any new finds always are exciting. This latest observation is no exception!
Alex Wolszczan, a reknowned Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State University, has been the leader of an astronomical team of scientists who have been observing the wonders of the universe. Their latest find has captured attention because of it’s currently significant actions. A star is being observed, going into an eating binge, as it enters the processes of it’s final stages of life!
The star BD+48 740 has entered it’s red giant phase. This star is located roughly 2,398 light years away. It is a star that is older than our Sun, eleven time larger than The Sun, and it is situated within distant regions of our Milky Way. BD+48 740 is capturing attention because it could explode at any moment, and due to the elevated level of a particular element that has been observed within it.
BD+48 740 contains lithium. This basic element is believed to have been created initially during The Big Bang. Lithium is believed to be destroyed by stars with ease. It’s elevated presence within BD+48 740 was unusual, indicating that the star may have recently absorbed a large object containing the element. The fact that lithium is there indicates that something with a large amount of the element was nearby, and it was recently consumed by BD+48 740.
Yes, this star seems to have absorbed something containing excess levels of lithium during it’s red giant expansion. Astronomical studies indeed are indicating that BD+48 740 dissolved a planet that was within it’s range of transition to red giant stage. As with all stars expanding into giants during their final stages of life, BD+48 740 acted as normal in the absorption of any planets within orbits that were too close!
At least one planet remains in orbit of BD+48 740. It is estimated to be roughly 1.6 times the size of Jupiter. This planet likely will survive the death of it’s host star, leaving it as a rouge planet. There is some speculation that the star already consumed a planet within an orbit that was too close!
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Alright. My excuse is that I was doing some evening browsing of the web, looking for various off-the-wall postings. Between checking my e-mail, reading other blogs, and semi-watching The Science Channel, I was lured into postings of this one blog, unicornbooty. Yeah; I will go from there…
I am going to go with the assumption that some of these people are actual scientific researchers. Surely, that is what lead them to a point of amazement at this recent find. I guess that they were not horny. I guess that they were not hungry. These people actually found something that is quite strange, at best!
It is a lost dick! It is not attached to a body. It comes with no testicles. The actual truth is that this thing is a snake, yet it has the abnormal appearance of resembling an amputated penis! Actual researchers likely just said to Hell with it, as they went ahead and dubbed the creature “The Penis Snake”!
It was during November 2011 when engineers working along The Madeira River of Brazil that some of them stumbled upon this quite unusual beast. It was captured, I assume, then taken to scientists for review. A biologist named Julian Tupan was among those who saw and got hold of the animal; there were six of these creatures. Tupan and the engineers collected the animals. One of them died, three were set back into the river region, and two were taken to be studied.
The examinations revealed that the animals are not reptiles, as they actually are amphibians. They look like snakes (dicks…) because of their smooth and long shapes, with wrinkles, here and there. The biologists currently believe that these animals breathe through skin pores, and it is possible that they eat insects, fish, and worms. Observations have revealed that the creature has no eyes!
You may not have immediately gone with that line of thought upon first seeing this animal. Yet, when you sit and look at it for a moment (if you must…), it does look like a greasy dick! I can not say where the minds of these engineers who found this animal were at when they came across it. Yet, it’s lack of design, it’s pinkish-brown color, it’s wrinkles, and it’s seemingly sausage-like appearance could have lead some minds to make an analagous analysis of a misplaced member! The animal has been given the scientific designation of Atretochoana eiselti.
That really was not what I was planning to encounter with my evening web browsing. I was content with listening to one of the astronomy programs from The Science Channel, broadcast through the television behind me. I was looking at online postings, as one of them relayed that scientists had discovered what could be a new animal. It was located when workers were draining a section of Brazil’s Madeira River, which is the largest tributary to the mighty Amazon River.
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Yet again, I have found myself in an evening of web browsing, which inevitably has lead me to into reads and studies of astronomy topics. Actually, I was watching Through the Wormhole, and I got excited by the general theme of what is happening in the universe. Between the television and the computer, I found a site that displayed details about some of the studies of what is happening in the cosmos.
I logged onto Popular Science, getting to an article which actually had been posted a couple of years ago. Through the Wormhole had me excited about some of the recent observations of Sagittarius A*, and what researchers are learning about our galaxy’s core. One article presented information about one of the more current studies of the center of The Milky Way.
During 2010, The Hubble Space Telescope viewed a star that is being ejected from the galactic center. This star is being nudged out of the galaxy’s core at extreme speeds, estimated to average around 1.6 million miles an hour! Astonomers, and those whom study related topics, recognize this to have happened because of that star’s interaction with a black hole.
Sagittarius A* resides at the center of our Milky Way. This star apparently drifted too closely to Sagittarius A*, in conjunction with two other stars to which it was gravitationally bound. Something akin to a three-way dance between the stars took place, as they swirled around the black hole. It seems that, while one of the stars continued with it’s swirl around the black hole, one star was sucked into it, and the third star was shoved out of the entire galaxy at a super speed!
This star is supposed to be moving at 1.6 million miles an hour! There’s your ticket! Yet, that actually is only one of several stars that have been flung from the galactic core. Called hypervelocity stars, rouge stars, or even high-speed ballistic stellar interlopers, these celestial objects are aging stars that are believed to have been parts of binary star systems. These dual star systems strayed too close to black holes. This particular case has one of these two stars, already near the galaxy’s core, drifting too closely to it’s binary companion. One of the stars was captured by Sagittarius A*, and the other was ejected out of region at an excessive speed, by the extreme gravitational force of the black hole.
This star that was ejected is supposed to be one of several which have been flung from our galactic center. Studying scientists using The Hubble Space Telescope are estimating that over 675 stars now reside within the outer regions of The Milky Way, having been jettisoned out of their original regions by Sagittarius A*! These particular stars have been labeled as hypervelocity stars because of the extreme speeds at which they are moving. Some of them are said to wind up within the outer regions of the galaxy, while others are flung from the galaxy entirely! The star at hand has been dismissed from the galaxy, and it is moving at rate that is three times faster than the rate at which The Sun is orbiting our galactic core!
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