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Author: J.J. Del Mar

Three X Solar Flares In Less Than 24 hours

Our sun [Sol] has released three X-type-solar flares from an active sunspot. The solar flares were X1, X2, and the most recent one of magnitude X3.2, the biggest so far in the year. It is expected that the sun rotates to face this active sunspot towards Earth. Researchers have estimated that a direct hit of…
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Meteorites In Mexico and Argentina Appear Before Earthquake

Two meteorites, one over México before an earthquake and another in Argentina were spotted last April the 21st, 2013. These constitute the last in a series of meteorites reported and filmed in the last months, including the one over Russia.These phenomena may point to an increase in the number of rocks falling into Earth’s atmosphere.…
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Unknown Emission Found In Titan

Scientists have found an unknown gas in Titan’s upper atmosphere after analyzing data from the Cassini probe. Saturn’s moon is the only moon in our solar system with a thick atmosphere comparable to the ones of the inner terrestrial planets.  Titan’s atmosphere is mainly made of nitrogen, methane, and hydrogen. Back in 2004 Cassini had…
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Will the Mars Science Laboratory Suffer the Phobos Effect?

Up to this point we had been amazed by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) nicknamed Curiosity. Even after the project manager had announced an unprecedented discovery  late 2012  and later retracted. [A common attitude of space scientists under the grasp of the official agency and its subsidiaries.]  Despite the disappointment, the MSL robot continued its work on…
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Planetary Resources To Build Public Space Telescope

Update 7-9-2013 Planetary Resources did meet the goal of raising at least 1 million dollars to start the project. Original Post Planetary Resources makes the news again with their announcement today that they plan to build a space telescope for public access. Planetary resources became known for its intent to mine asteroids, and according to…
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Comet ISON – c2012 S1

Comet ISON will approach the inner solar system late 2013. In early October 2013, ISON will be closer to Mars than it will ever be to Earth (?). Around November 27 of 2013, c2012 S1 will be orbiting around the sun and it will start its approach to Earth. Provided it is not altered by…
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Look Up at the Sky – Mars & Saturn

Look Up at the sky tonight you should be able to locate Mars and Saturn in a straight line from Earth’s perspective. I couldn’t find an available telescope tonight, too bad. Seems I’ll have to acquire my own. But despite what the general public might think, it doesn’t take that much to get hold of…
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