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Observational history[edit] The Pleiades are a prominent sight in winter in both the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, and have been known since antiquity to cultures all around the world, including the Māori, Aboriginal Australians, the Persians, the Arabs (known as Thurayya), the Chinese, the Japanese, the Maya, the Aztec, and the Sioux and Cherokee. In Tamil culture this star cluster is attributed to Lord Murugan (Lord Murugan raised by the six sisters known as the Kārththikai Pengal and thus came to be known as Kārtikeyan). In Sanskrit he is known as Skanda. The Nebra sky disk, dated c. 1600 BC. The Babylonian star catalogues name the Pleiades MUL.MUL or "star of stars", and they head the list of stars along the ecliptic, reflecting the fact that they were close to the point of vernal equinox around the 23rd century BC. In Japan, the constellation is mentioned under the name Mutsuraboshi ("six stars") in the 8th century Kojiki and Manyosyu documents. ). Distance[edit]

Chimera (genetics) A chimera (also spelled chimaera) is a single organism composed of genetically distinct cells. This can result in male and female organs, two different blood types, or subtle variations in form.[1] Animal chimeras are produced by the merger of multiple fertilized eggs. In plant chimeras, however, the distinct types of tissue may originate from the same zygote, and the difference is often due to mutation during ordinary cell division. Normally, chimerism is not visible on casual inspection; however, it has been detected in the course of proving parentage. Another way that chimerism can occur in animals is by organ transplantation, giving one individual tissues that developed from two different genomes. For example, a bone marrow transplant can change someone's blood type. This condition is either inherited or it is acquired through the infusion of allogeneic hematopoietic cells during transplantation or transfusion. Tetragametic chimerism is a form of congenital chimerism.

Arcturus Arcturus is a type K1.5 IIIpe orange giant star, with an absolute magnitude of −0.30. It has likely exhausted its hydrogen from the core and is currently in its active hydrogen shell burning phase. It will continue to expand before entering horizontal branch stage of its life cycle. Observational history[edit] As one of the brightest stars in the sky, Arcturus has been significant to observers since antiquity. According to the Hipparcos satellite, Arcturus is 36.7 light years (11.3 parsecs) from Earth, relatively close in astronomical terms. Visibility[edit] Arcturus has a visual magnitude of −0.04, making it the brightest star north of the celestial equator, and the fourth brightest star in the night sky.[9] However, Alpha Centauri is a bright binary star, whose unresolved components to the naked eye are both fainter than Arcturus. Arcturus is visible from both Earth's hemispheres as it is located 19° north of the celestial equator. Physical properties[edit] Oscillations[edit] China[edit]

Is the Universe a Holographic Reality? The Universe as a Hologram by Michael Talbot Does Objective Reality Exist, or is the Universe a Phantasm? In 1982 a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. You did not hear about it on the evening news. In fact, unless you are in the habit of reading scientific journals you probably have never even heard Aspect's name, though there are some who believe his discovery may change the face of science. Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. University of London physicist David Bohm, for example, believes Aspect's findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.

Brotherhood of the Snake When the Earth descended into the third dimension and the 'Planetary Logos' (the soul of the Earth) entered a new cycle of experience, humans reached their zenith in polar consciousness. To this day, the cycle of opposites and '- the feeling of separation has prevailed. ~One could say that when Atlantis and its continent sank, the ,Earth left the fourth and fifth dimensions to enter the realm of -the three dimensional material structure. With the descent into the third dimension, the remaining human race .lost consciousnes's of the Oneness of all things. Polarity ,awareness took over and instead of harmony, more and more opposites entered the consciousness and the actions of .human beings. Shambhala was the seat of the Evocation of the Masters of Wisdom,, Agartha was the seat of the Invocation of the Masters of Wisdom. In the outer world, each Brotherhood thought of the other one as the dark Brotherhood, the Black Magicians. World politics and religions have the same objective.

C/2010 X1 Comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) is a long-period comet discovered by Russian amateur astronomer Leonid Elenin on December 10, 2010, through remote control of the International Scientific Optical Network's robotic observatory near Mayhill in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The discovery was made using the automated asteroids discovery program CoLiTec. At the time of discovery, the comet had an apparent magnitude of 19.5,[2] making it about 150,000 times fainter than can be seen with the naked eye.[5] The discoverer, Leonid Elenin, originally estimated that the comet nucleus was 3–4 km in diameter,[6] but more recent estimates place the pre-breakup size of the comet at 2 km.[7] Comet Elenin started disintegrating in August 2011,[8] and as of mid-October 2011 was not visible even using large ground-based telescopes.[9] Brightness[edit] Original and future orbit[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Did Comet ISON survive? Scientists see tiny hope (Update) A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after grazing the sun. Now, there is a sliver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived. New images being analyzed Friday showed a streak of light moving away from the sun that some said could indicate it wasn't game over just yet. "It certainly appears as if there is an object there that is emitting material," said Alan Fitzsimmons, an astronomer at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Basically a dirty snowball from the fringes of the solar system, scientists had pronounced Comet ISON (EYE'-sahn) dead when it came within 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) of the sun Thursday. Some sky gazers speculated early on that it might become the comet of the century because of its brightness, although expectations dimmed over time. Two years ago, a smaller comet, Lovejoy, grazed the sun and survived, but fell apart a couple of days later.

Hollow Earth Cities Recently, America watched Stephen Spielberg's TV pilot, a remake of Verne' s "Journey to the Center of the Earth." A maverick team of scientists aboard their melt-proof ship enter the inner Earth through a bubbling volcano. When things cool off, they find themselves exploring a vast and sunny inner landscape . . . a magical and inviting world with ample room to fly. The Agartha Network Think of Shamballa the Lesser as the United Nations of over 100 subterranean cities that form the Agartha Network. Capitol Cities POSID: Primary Atlantean outpost, located beneath the Mato Grosso plains region of Brazil. SHONSHE: Refuge of the Uighur culture, a branch of the Lemurians who chose to form their own colonies 50,000 years ago. RAMA: Remnant of the surface city of Rama, India located near Jaipur. SHINGWA: Remnant of the northern migration of the Uighurs. Spotlight on Telos How can over a million people make their home inside Mt. LEVEL 3: Hydroponic gardens. LEVEL 5: The nature level.

99942 Apophis 99942 Apophis (/əˈpɒfɪs/, previously known by its provisional designation 2004 MN4) is a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to 2.7% that it would hit Earth in 2029. Additional observations provided improved predictions that eliminated the possibility of an impact on Earth or the Moon in 2029. However, a possibility remained that during the 2029 close encounter with Earth, Apophis would pass through a gravitational keyhole, a small region no more than about 800 m (half a mile) wide,[7] that would set up a future impact on April 13, 2036. This possibility kept the asteroid at Level 1 on the Torino impact hazard scale until August 2006, when the probability that Apophis would pass through the keyhole was determined to be very small. During the short time when it had been most concerning, Apophis set the record for highest rating on the Torino Scale, reaching level 4.[8] Close approaches[edit]

Geologic Clock Helps Scientists Determine Moon's Age | Space Exploration Planetary researchers headed by Dr Seth Jacobson from the Observatory de la Cote d’Azur in Nice, France, say they have determined that the Moon formed nearly 100 million years after the start of the Solar System. Moon. Image credit: Luc Viatour. Dr Jacobson with colleagues simulated the growth of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars from a disk of thousands of planetary building blocks orbiting the Sun. By analyzing the growth history of the Earth-like planets from 259 simulations, they discovered a relationship between the time the Earth was impacted by a Mars-sized object to create the Moon and the amount of material added to the Earth after that impact. Augmenting the computer simulation with details on the mass of material added to the Earth by accretion after the formation of the Moon revealed a relationship that works much like a clock to date the Moon-forming event. “We were excited to find a ‘clock’ for the formation time of the Moon that didn’t rely on radiometric dating methods.

The Freeman Perspective Sirius Sirius appears bright because of both its intrinsic luminosity and its proximity to Earth. At a distance of 2.6 parsecs (8.6 ly), as determined by the Hipparcos astrometry satellite,[5][19][20] the Sirius system is one of Earth's near neighbors. Sirius is gradually moving closer to the Solar System, so it will slightly increase in brightness over the next 60,000 years. After that time its distance will begin to recede, but it will continue to be the brightest star in the Earth's sky for the next 210,000 years.[21] Sirius A is about twice as massive as the Sun (M☉) and has an absolute visual magnitude of 1.42. Observational history[edit] Sirius, known in ancient Egypt as Sopdet (Greek: Σῶθις Sothis), is recorded in the earliest astronomical records. Ptolemy of Alexandria mapped the stars in Books VII and VIII of his Almagest, in which he used Sirius as the location for the globe's central meridian. The indigenous Boorong people of northwestern Victoria named Sirius as Warepil.[42]

NASA Hack Space | SpaceRef Great Moonbuggy Race Winners NASA today declared the winners of the first NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held April 11-12 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Help Rescue The ISEE-3 Spacecraft And Put It Back to Work ISEE-3 Reboot Project (IRP): Our plan is simple: we intend to contact the ISEE-3 (International Sun-Earth Explorer) spacecraft, command it to fire its engine and enter an orbit near Earth, and then resume its original mission - a mission it began in 1978. Hyperspectral Imaging by CubeSats A new hyperspectral camera able to fit in the palm of a hand, compact enough to fly on CubeSat-sized missions, is being developed by ESA. 2014 Spin Your Thesis! Five student teams have been selected for the 2014 Spin Your Thesis! NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog If two is company and three is a crowd, what is four - especially when you are living and working in close quarters and under stress for several days? NIST Chips Help BICEP2 Telescope Legs For Robotnaut 2