Is There Life Out There?

December 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, late night studies, public debate, science and technology, web gossip)


Certainly, this is a subject that humanity has been following for generations.  I will admit to possibly salivating in heat to know the actual answer to this long-pressed question.  Is there life out there?

Surely, this is something that every human being with any inkling of intellectual capacity wants to acknowledge.  Is Planet Earth the only planet, of ALL OF THE PLANETS IN THE UNIVERSE, that hosts life?  The mere notion of that seemingly is ridiculous!  Yet, besides all of the rumors and hearsay, after all of the quandaries and queries, many of us really want to know whether or not there is anyone, anything else ALIVE out there in the vastness of the cosmos.

Browsing The Internet brought me to the e-article Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life In 2015.  The author’s immediate response was “Probably not, but just possibly yes”.  Now, just what in The Hell is that supposed to say?!?!

I recognize that life, as we understand it, requires certain, almost precise conditions, in order for it to form, to evolve, to thrive, et cetera.  Yet, who is to say that other forms of life can not exist based upon some other bases of existence that we have yet to comprehend?  As far as I know, we have NOT travelled all throughout the universe, let alone The Milky Way, so we are basing the manners of life-thriving on how we understand it from an Earth-bound perspective.  That method of living might NOT always be the case in other places of the universe.  Rebuttal?

Going into this e-article, the author delves into our recent, scientific studies of Mars.  The rover Curiosity was able to pick up traces of methane in the Martian atmosphere.  That small trace-emission of gas is the slightest of possibilities that life could have existed on The Red Planet at some point in it’s past!  That seems to sound so blatantly dull and irrelevant, yet knowing whether or not any life was on Mars surely will mean that life certainly can exist at any other location throughout our Milky Way Galaxy.  Our key would be just to locate the precise planetary systems, star systems, and to learn their distances in relation to Earth, so that we are able to study them!

Jupiter’s Europa and Saturn’s Enceladus are attracting recent attention.  These are two of the larger moons of the two largest worlds of our solar system, and they seem to be massive worlds covered with ice.  Some scientists are believing that enormous oceans exist beneath these ice shells.  Even greater leaps of speculation (hope?) would lead some to suggest that aquatic life could exist within the oceans of these lunar worlds!  Liquid water also is suspected to exist beneath Jupiter’s Ganymede, Saturn’s Titan, as well as worlds at the edge of the solar system such as Eris and Pluto!

This is just from the beginner’s basic exploration of our own solar system.  There is an entire, massive star-filled galaxy, complete with millions of other worlds all around us!  On top of that, there are likely millions of other galaxies out there!  It would be beyond absurd to suggest that there is no life at some place, some nook, in some location of space that we simply have NOT seen, are NOT aware of, at this time!

Embrace our inferiority!  It will be a while, at least, before we actually get to discover the truth about other worlds, and whether or not they host living beings.  We can not even get back to our own friggin’ moon, let alone anywhere else in our solar system.  Dare NOT mention any manner of voyage to any location to another star system.  NO.  Not now.

 

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded/2014/12/29/will-we-find-extraterrestrial-life-in-2015/
http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~jh8h?Foundations/drake.html
http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_life.html
http://www.hawking.org.uk/life-in-the-universe.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9HLlOnapE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2014/05/24/aliens-exist-and-will-be-found-pretty-soon-say-scientists/
http://www.npr.org/…/271093289/eureka-first-life-in-the-universe
http://www.gizmag.com/earth-like-planets-milky-way-kepler-koi-3158/35378/
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We will keep looking…..

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Hello Out There……..????

April 22, 2014 at 7:45 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, science and technology, web gossip)


It’s been a minute!  The blog thing has not exactly been the top of the list of activities.  Yet, there is always so much of interest that deserves discussion, review; someone needs to put it out there for conversational spark!  This one recent topic of interest certainly should get motors revving….

Located some 490 light years away from our beloved Mother Earth exists the world that we have dubbed as Kepler 186f!  As is what is with the norm with N.A.S.A. scientists and collective cohorts, the search for extra-solar planets and alien life progresses.  It seems that a recent burst of luck has fallen upon the researchers, as the discovery of this distant planet is rousing levels of excitement about the possibilities of a world with similarities of life-harboring capacities nearly equivalent to that of our precious Earth!

Kepler 186f is being called “Earth’s cousin”!  The planet is a mere ten percent larger than our world.  It is seemingly special because it just might be able to hold liquid water upon it’s surface.  The world exists in The Goldilocks Zone from it’s host star, Kepler 186 (where things are not too hot and not too cold…).  This makes the planet extra-exclusive because of the premise that the water just might actually be there!  Where there is water, there likely is bound to be life!

We as a species have been wondering since the dawn of our existence as to whether or not we are alone in this universe!  One of the first steps to answering that question likely will be locating another world in the universe that will be capable of sustaining a manner of life as we would understand it.  If indeed Kepler 186f is that world, then a great barrier has been breached!

Indeed, being 490 light years away from us, we are NOT going to get there!  We can send our probes to study this planet for further generations to have details about it.  Hopefully, our successors will have survived us, our Earth will still be in tact, and they can send probes, even people to explore this world!  Dare I suggest the topic of extra-solar exploration, colonization (after we have colonized Mars, Europa, and areas of the outer solar system….)?

Of course, all of this will take years of additional study, planning, financial contribution, political hullabaloo, et cetera.  However, the ultimate goal should be the acknowledgement of the recognition about the existence of other worlds in this universe that do host life!  We can hopefully, finally, get to a fact that Earth is NOT alone!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/found-first-earth-size-planet-could-support-life-181057158.html

http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasas-kepler-discovers-first-earth-size-planet-in-the-habitable-zone-of-another-star/

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-119

http://nineplanets.org/news/kepler-186f

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/17/tech/space-earth-size-planet/index.html

 

 

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Apophis and 21st Century Asteroid Attacks!

October 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, public debate, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip)


It has been discussed off and on for the past several years, and as the date (and the rock) approaches, the surrounding information has become more compelling to the observant public.  The space rock designated as 99942 Apophis continues on it’s current course though space, which may bring it into direct collision with Planet Earth!  The continued updates of studies regarding Apophis state that the asteroid will have two near encounters with our world before the middle of this century.  The space rock is supposed to make a near grazing of our world during 2029, with an even closer fly-by during 2036!

Yet, recent news reveals that it is not Apophis which is bringing immediate concern to the scientific and the generally curious communities.  One asteroid has been designated as 2013TV135, and it actually flew by Earth this past Wednesday!  Of course, nothing serious occurred because of it’s fly-by, as the rock drifted by our world at a distance of roughly 4.2 million miles.  This particular space rock is one-fourth of a mile in size.  2013TV135 again will skim past Earth during 2032.  Yet, scientific researchers are cautioning the public not to stress over any potential disaster to come because of this oncoming approach.

2013TV135 is supposed to fly past Earth in nineteen years, yet there is updated information regarding an asteroid that will graze Earth this coming February!  The asteroid named 2012DA14 will approach our planet during this coming February 2014.  It is creating controversy within the scientific and the otherwise curious communities because of it’s potentially perilous proximity to our planet as it flies by.  Discovered by astronomers at La Sagra Observatory, the space rock itself is roughly 150 feet wide, and it already has missed Earth with a potential strike on February 15, 2013.

Upon the approach of 2012DA14, it is alleged to come to a distance of roughly 17, 200 miles of Earth’s surface.  This is closer to Earth than the distance of many orbiting satellites!  It’s possibility to impact Earth have many researchers alluding to the Tunguska event of 1908!  At that impact, an asteroid exploded over Siberia, flattening roughly 500,000 acres of the northern Russian forest area!

The approach of 2013TV135 during 2032 currently is investigated to have little disruption to our planet.  Scientists with N.A.S.A.’s Near-Earth Object Program, along with researchers at Aricebo Observatory, currently are stating that this asteroid has a one in 48,000 chance of impacting Earth during that year.  The researchers do know that the space rock will pass Earth on August 26, 2032 (…mark your calendars now).  It actually was discovered Tuesday prior, October 8, when it nearly grazed Earth at a distance of 4.2 million miles!

All eyes do remain on Apophis!  This asteroid’s potential encounter with Earth during 2029, with it’s second-shot during 2036 have the scientific community, along with others in effort to protect the planet, attempting to make whatever motions are meaningful to prevent any potentially planetary peril due to this space rock.  Some plans are being made currently, almost as if out of the script for the film Armageddon!  N.A.S.A. is concocting “a response strategy” to deal with the possible peril of Apophis by gathering astronauts and scientists to prepare a strategy for warding off this potentially deadly intruder from deep space!

Image: Asteroid

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/18/tech/asteroid-near-pass/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular

http://educationbulletinboard.com/…/29/asteroid-in-november-2013

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/asteroid-strike-in-2013-is-overhyped-nasa-says

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/nasa-asteroid-coming-close-2032-concern-20613676

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMoJyl1T5Ow

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/asteroid.html

http://www.space.com/19221-asteroid-apophis-earth-safe-2036.html

http://cutedeadguys.net/…Big-Asteroid-Likely-to-hit-Earth-in-2032

http://www.youtube.com/829SPEEDYSurprise

http://www.examiner.com/article/asteroid-2032-newly-discovered-asteroid-misses-earth-but-will-return-2032

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A Possible Water-World Found?

October 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip)


We are getting closer!!!  Surely, it might not seem like it, yet we really might be looking at life on an alien world before we know it!  Indeed, that life might be our own!  Would not that be something!

These astronomers, and related scientific researchers have been working tirelessly to find out more and more of the intricacies to the details about all of what is within what we are understanding as outer space.  Currently, it has been a team of astronomers out of Japan who have come up with exciting discoveries regarding studies of an alien solar system that has been of recent scientific fascination.  Telescopic eyes from eastern Asia have been reviewing a potentially habitable world in a Gliese system!

Located roughly 42 light years away, the world Gliese 1214 b is found.  This is practically nearby, in terms of galactic distances.  The system is located within The Ophiuchus Constellation.

Scientists are excited about Gliese 1214 b because it seems highly possible that this world has a hydrogen-filled atmosphere, filled with clouds that could disperse water droplets!  Teams of investigators, including researchers lead by Dr. Michitoshi Yoshida at Hiroshima University of Japan, have been studying observed information about this world.  They have used tools aboard The Subaru Space Telescope, which include The FOCAS Optical Camera, and The Suprime Cam, to capture more detailed images of the distant world.

The planet itself is said to be 2.7 times the diameter of Earth.  It is seven times as massive as our world.  The hydrogen-filled atmosphere alludes to the presence of water!  Scientists indeed want to do further investigations, finding out whether or not water exists merely within the clouds, or if it can be found elsewhere on Gliese 1214 b.  An existence of water would be a bull’s eye for the ongoing search for extraterrestrial life, as water is what is needed ultimately for all that we understand as life!

super-Earth GJ 1214 b

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/exoplanet-gj-1214b-found-by-nasas-hubble-telescope_n_1291375.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2412151/Super-Earth-GJ-1214b-40-light-years-away-rich-water-steamy-atmosphere.html

http://www.space.com/14634-alien-planet-steamy-waterworld-gj1214b.html

http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-super-earth-gliese-1214b-water-rich-atmosphere-01360.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2442025/Super-Earth-Gliese-1214-b-plasma-water-rich-atmosphere.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/super-earth/

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On the Way Out, Cassini Captures More Cosmic Curiosities of Saturn!

July 29, 2013 at 6:16 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, science and technology, web gossip)


I really get somewhat upset when journalists and semi-scientists post information about so-called “other Earths” having been located in other places throughout the galaxy.  That is not the exact truth.  No other world has yet to be located that is anything akin to our Earth.  Water has NOT been found anywhere else outside of Earth.  Life has NOT been found anywhere else outside of Earth.  As these are the main things that classify Earth as Earth, classifying anything else as such is erroneous!

Anyhow.  An article from Yahoo/Reuters gives details about a recent information release from a N.A.S.A. space probe.  Apparently, this particular probe has been on it’s voyage for some time, and it has passed a distance of 900 million miles beyond Saturn.  The probe was able to reverse it’s positioning in order to photograph images of the solar system behind it.  One captivating picture was that of Planet Earth, in the distance!

Scientists working with The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena, California are constantly reviewing and studying information that is received from satellites about what is occurring within outer space.  Recent researches are recognizing that our beloved Earth is little more than a dot among countless dots in the night sky, as depicted by Cassini.  The actual image of Earth and her moon take up no more than the space of one pixel!

Renowned scientific researcher Carolyn Porco has stated that the imaging of Earth from this distant vantage “underscores our coming of age as planetary explorers”.  Dr. Porco has directed the Cassini imaging program with The Space Science Institute at Boulder, Colorado.  It is, perhaps, that the images of Cassini from Saturn are giving humanity the necessary boost of enthusiasm for further reviews and attempts at exploring our solar system.  Certainly the magnificence of the images by the Cassini probe are undeniable, and they surely can be taken as catalysts for the next steps in human advancement toward a truly space-faring society.

The reverse images made by Cassini are supposed to have been a rare occurrence!  Space probes within the distant reaches of the solar system do not aim backward, so that their instruments are not damaged by rays from The Sun.  However, Cassini was able to turn around for it’s picturing of Saturn because of the gargantuan gas giant temporarily blocking our star’s powerful beams from the probe’s line of sight.

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://new.yahoo.com/smaller-paler-earth-unveiled-nasa-photo-003621145.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0723/Cassini-Saturn-photo-A-view-of-Earth-from-900-million-miles-away

http://news.yahoo.com/…cassini…picture-saturn-144133480.html

http://www.nasa.gov/…/2013/jun/HQ_13–187_Cassini_Earth_Photo.html

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2011-326

http://www.spaceref.com/news/views.html?pid=44425

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Late-Night Cosmic Curiosities!

July 8, 2013 at 1:47 AM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip)


Something is out there, damn it!  One of these days, sooner or later, we will find out who, or what it is (whether we like it, or not…)!  With strange signals popping off in the distance, one can not help but to be intrigued by what is being displayed.  I am the cat, after all……  (I heard that).

It does seem that there are some strange signals being sent our way, from the depths of the unknown.  It began during 2007, when a team of scientists was studying signals from an unknown area of our Milky Way Galaxy.  This initial study produced results that lasted merely one or two seconds.  A subsequent effort was made to track these same signals during 2011, yet that attempt was without merit.

Currently, there seem to be around 10,000 radio wave signals being received daily by telescopes here on Earth that are equipped to receive deep space emissions.  At present, these recently discovered radio signals remain mysterious.  However, it has been recognized as fact that these signals are truly occurring, and that they are real!

Parkes Radio Telescope and Parkes Observatory are being centered as the location for enhanced research geared toward deep space radio emissions tracking, along with similarly related astronomy fields of study.  Studies at Parkes have lead to the reception of four additional and mysterious signal bursts!  Scientists who studied these bursts have concluded that the emissions occur regularly, and that they occur all throughout the universe!

As these emissions remain mysterious, scientists are bolstered in there efforts to study them because they now know where to find them.  Future studies will reveal the mechanics behind the bursts.  The immediate presentations of the information have given evidence that can be studied to renowned minds like Dr. Stephen Hawking.  He is of the current impression that these bursts could be the emissions of dissolving, evaporating black holes!

As Dr. Hawking is Dr. Hawking, he probably is right!  Yet, the evidence is not solid, so they still are doing the research.  Meanwhile, the ongoing outlook progresses, and all frequency stations will remain tuned!

Telescope

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://science.time.com/2013/07/05/the-mystery-of-the-intergalactic-radio-bursts/?hpt=hp_t3

http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/mystery-intergalactic-radio-bursts-detected-130704.htm

http://www.csmonitor.com/Mystery-radio-bursts-coming-from-space-but-probably-not-from-E.T

http://www.space.com/21861-deep-space-radio-explosions-mystery.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23817-mystery-radio-bursts-blamed-on-black-hole-blitzars.html#.UdpBQ5Ao4dk

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/…radio-signals-deep-space….+src=yahoo

http://www.designntrend.com/articles/5754/20130706/intergalactic-mystery-powerful-radio-bursts-space-detected-source-video.html

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Scientists Locate Smallest, and One of Oldest Galaxies, Yet!

June 13, 2013 at 9:12 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, science and technology, web gossip) (, )


I have to believe that it is a good thing that there are intelligent and inquisitive people who are continuously delving into studies of such intrigue!  Surely, it has to take some time and work for these kinds of results to be produced with such seeming accuracy and allure.  The information that is being released is so fantastic and phenomenal that it certainly must attract the attention of any who come across the details presented!

Details that have been published within the recent edition of The Astrophysical Journal provide data about what is being labeled as the smallest galaxy to be discovered, yet!  It has been entitled as Segue 2.  This is a dwarf-spiral galaxy, and it is a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.  It is said to be filled with stars that mostly are ancient, having been formed more than twelve billion years in the past.  Scientific speculation has presented the supposition that Segue likely was one of the first galaxies to have been formed ever, with it’s stars being among the first ever to shimmer within all of space-time!

Current studies of Segue 2 are leading to more detailed studies of dark matter.  This is the theoretical matter that is alleged to compose nearly eighty-five percent of all matter within the entire universe!  First identified in the early twentieth century by scientific minds like Fritz Zwicky, dark matter continues to captivate the minds of the scientific community, while there has been no direct identification of it, or contact with it.

Dark matter is relevant in the study of Segue 2 in that it is alleged to be the primary bonding force of this galaxy’s structure.  Scientists working with The University of California – Irvine have observed Segue 2, finding that it is a galaxy of little actual mass, and containing slightly more than one thousand stars, at most.  Their studies go further, proposing that the galaxy is held in tact by dark matter.

As a dwarf-spiral galaxy, Segue 2 is far smaller than our Milky Way.  However, it is believed to have a greater density than our home galaxy.  This is due to it having slightly more than one thousand stars within it, yet being filled with dark matter.  It is due to the presence of a dark matter halo that the stars within Segue 2 remain in place, allowing the collection to maintain the classification of galaxy.

Currently, researchers are combining skills and information to get more clarified results from the studies of Segue 2.  Scientists working with The University of California – Irvine are reviewing information about this galaxy, while seeming intrigued at it’s small size, yet intense density.  Their studies are providing new light into how dark matter works, and the possibility of a not-yet discovered subatomic particle, which also may play a role in how structures like entire galaxies contain and maintain mass.  The scientists look into details of Segue 2 with awe, as some have said that it’s discovery has been like finding an elephant that is smaller than a mouse!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://science.time.com/2013/06/13/meet-the-itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-galaxy/?hpt=hp_t3

http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/article01147-segue-2-dwarf-galaxy.html

http://news.uci.edu/press-releases/uci-scientists-size-up-universes-most-lightweight-dwarf-galaxy/

http://science.time.com/…itsy-bitsy-teeny-weny-galaxy/?hpt=hp_t3

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/10/18885108-this-galaxys-a-lightweight-the-tiniest-every-found?lite

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/10/dwarf-galaxy-segue-2-smallest-lightest-discovered_n_3416310.html

http://www.space.com/14746-dark-matter-composition.html

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Meteorite Smacked The Moon and Made Fire!

May 20, 2013 at 7:29 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, science and technology, web gossip)


I am not sure that many people were aware, but The Moon was smacked, recently!  It was this past March when our natural satellite was hit by a speeding meteroid.  No signifcant damage was done, yet there was an explosion that created a flare which lasted long enough for scientists to study the scene.

Last Friday, N.A.S.A. went ahead and released a report about what happened.  It was March 17 when observers with our national space program reported seeing an explosion on the lunar surface.  A meteoroid which was reported to be less than one meter wide and weighing roughly forty kilograms struck The Moon at a racing rate of 56,000 miles per hour!  Experts with N.A.S.A. stated that the impact shimmered with a glare equivalent to a 4th magnitude star!

Impacts from space debris and meteorites are common, as these objects are flying through space all of the time.  Earth and The Moon indeed are pelted by these objects, regularly.  It is that, while Earth can eliminate the vast majority of them by dissolving them by the strength of a powerful atmosphere, The Moon has no such protective cover to keep objects from striking it’s surface.  It is due to this fact that any objects hurtling through space and reaching The Moon will impact it, and will leave a resulting scar.

The impact of the meteroid indeed created an explosion, despite the lack of oxygen necessary to produce fire!  Scientists with N.A.S.A. reported that a flash of light from the impact came from the glow of the molten rock at the instant of the impact.  At that very moment, there was the energy and the heat needed to produce the moment of fire, though surely it did not last long!

moon explosion

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/18/tech/moon-explosion/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/18/moon-explosion-meteorite-crash-lunar-surface-nasa_n_3294710.html

http://o.canada.com/2013/05/18/a-meteor-hit-the-moon-and-created-a-giant-explosion/   

http://www.itwire.com/science-news/space/59908-biggest-meteor-hits-moon

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2326526/Telescope-catches-moment-40kg-rock-hits-moon-creates-giant-ball-light-seen-Earth.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

http://nineplanets.org/meteorites.html

 

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Beam Me Up For This One!

May 18, 2013 at 2:16 AM (astronomy topics, current news, extraterrestrial studies, movie reviews, music and entertainment, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip) (, , )


We had been waiting for several months to see Star Trek:  Into Darkness!  I am probably something of a genetic Trekkie (Trekker???), as my mother was a Trek-fiend before I was born, and I was plunged deep into the realm of Star Trek all throughout childhood.  I am into all of the series, all of the films, all of the characters, and what-not.  I just love it… but anyhow…

The film opens with Spock (Zachary Quinto) inside of an erupting volcano, attempting to save this alien world from it’s eruption.  He is beamed out just before a massive eruption takes hold of him.  We go to San Francisco, where StarFleet Headquarters is stationed.  Kirk and Spock are interviewed by an admiral for prior actions which may cost them penalties.  Indeed, Kirk is losing command of The Enterprise for actions unfit of a commanding officer!

The scene switches to London, where young medical officers are testing specimens.  Lucille Harewood (Anjini Taneja Azhar) is being treated medically.  Meanwhile, Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) tried to test some results, and he blew up a building!

James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) is in a bar, now learning that he is to be a first officer, and he is to serve in conjunction with Spock, beneath his admired Captain.  He gets information that he has to report to this ship to serve, as the fleet has to prepare for battle.  War has been declared, as a Commander Harewood has declared war against  Starfleet!

Kirk has information about Commander Harewood’s vessel to disable it.  Spock has to rush to get the information to transmission before Harewood can fire on Kirk, stopping him from counter-attack.  Also, Scotty gets details about Commander Harewood to stop him, which forces the traitorous officer to flee to The Klingon Homeworld!

Kirk decides to follow the traitor, yet he cannot attack the enemy vessel in Klingon space.  Spock, Sulu (John Cho), and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) are with him.  Their mission is to return Harewood to justice for the murder of Captain Chris Pike, the original Captain of The Enterprise.  However, they are having trouble capturing Pike, as their shuttle suddenly has broken down in Klingon space!

Kirk, Spock, and Uhura went to The Klingon Homeworld, with Sulu aboard The Enterprise as Acting Captain.  As Kirk, Spock, and Uhura were flying downward, they were attacked by three Klingon ships.  They had to surrender, with Uhura negotiating terms because she speaks Klingon!  As she accepted their terms, she negotiated for their release.

Amid all of the happenings, Commander Harewood reappeared.  He is attempting to sway information from Kirk while Kirk is trying to negotiate with The Klingons for the release of his crewmen.  Kirk has Scotty working with the daughter of Admiral Marcus to prepare torpedoes for firing immediately!

Admiral Marcus goes with Dr. Mc Coy (Karl Urban) to the surface to place the missile.  Mc Coy accidentally traps his left hand inside of the missile’s key pad.  When they manage to open the pad to get his hand out, they see an alien body inside of the missile!  They have no idea how it got there, what it is, or anything about it!

Bones and Admiral Marcus get back to The Enterprise.  They note that the body held inside the missile was that of a three-hundred year-old creature!  It is revived, and it identifies itself as Kahn (Benedict Cumberbatch)!  Kahn proceeds to explain his situation to Marcus, Bones, Kirk, and Spock, as an approaching ship appears.  Yet, Admiral Marcus claims to take Kahn into custody, taking him with his crew!

Admiral Marcus’ ship warps to Earth.  It fires on The Enterprise, yet his daughter is aboard the ship.  The Enterprise is set for self-destruct now, in an attempt to get the admiral to stop his attack through a cat and mouse game.  The Admiral now knows that his daughter is aboard The Enterprise, and she will not beam back to his ship unless he stands down with is attack!

Kirk now works with with Starfleet Command to place Admiral Marcus under arrest.  Before he could be taken in, he breaks loose, knocking down his own daughter, stunning other officers, and getting his hands onto a grenade to detonate it!  The Enterprise is shaken, and it is shuffled sideways.  The ship loses power, and it buckles sideways, succumbing to Earth’s gravity!

Kirk and Scotty try to get The Enterprise functional, as Kirk winds up sucker-punching Scotty to get him out of the ship safely, so that he can land The Enterprise without any losses.  Kirk does manage to save The Enterprise, getting the warpdrive back online, as Spock rushes to engineering to see that Kirk is trapped in the radiation chamber (it is a reverse scene from Star Trek II…).

Kirk passes out in the radiation chamber as The Enterprise crashes in San Francisco Bay.   Spock swam to the coast of San Francisco, then chasing Kahn into the downtown area.  They reached a lauching pad, fighting.

Mc Coy worked to revive Kirk with cryogenic technology.  Kahn was needed to be alive, so that he could be taken back to The Enterprise lab for his cells.  The regenerative properties of his genetic faculties had the capacity to provide the necessary regenerative capabilities needed to bring Kirk back to stability!

Poster of Star Trek Into Darkness

Next week has the animation of Epic, featuring the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Ferrell, and Amanda Seyfried!  Also, Fast & Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III will premiere next weekend!  The following weekend, the last weekend of May, will bring the excitement of After Earth and Shadow Dancer!

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Storm On Saturn Slams Expectations!

May 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip)


We were thinking that the cyclonic storms here on Earth were monstrous!  HA, laughs Saturn!  You bitches ain’t seen nothin’ yet!  (Alright, there was not that level of raucous and rude outburst…).  The gazes into the goings on of the activities beyond our world are becoming more and more exciting, and our satellite imagings are capturing more spectacular scenes at every shot!

The assistance of The Cassini Space Probe continues to prove beneficial, as it is delivering more and more awe-inspiring images of Saturn.  After having been deployed from Earth in October of 1997, Cassini arrived at our solar system’s sixth world during 2004.  It actually is a dual space probe called Cassini-Huygens, which was used to study Saturn, along with it’s largest moon, Titan.

Upon reaching Saturn, Cassini has taken amazing photos of activities occurring within the atmosphere of Saturn.  The recent spectacle is the sight of a gigantic storm that is swirling at the northern polar region of the planet.  This hurricane-like feature is estimated to be 1,250 miles in diameter, with winds at it’s outer regions reaching speeds up to 330 miles per hour!  Imagine something like that during our hurricane season!

The images taken by Cassini show a deep-reddish, swirling shape.  It is encircled by green loops, which give the red area the depiction of the storm’s eye.  This eye area is estimated to be roughly 1,250 miles wide!  Amazingly, during 2006, the Cassini space probe captured images of an even larger cyclonic vortex within Saturn’s atmosphere!

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/29/…nasa-cassini-saturn-hurricane

http://beforeitsnews.com/science-and-technology/2013/04/visualized-space-hurricane-nasas-cassini-records-super-cyclone-on-saturn-video-2581200.html

http://www.usatoday.com/…/2013/04/29/saturn-storn-rose/212749

http://science.nasa.gov/…/2013/29apr_saturnhurricane

http://www.cbc.ca/…/story/2013/04/30/science-huge-hurricane.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-hurricane-saturn-north-pole-video-20130429,0,3119924.story

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