SPACE: Beautiful but Inhumanly Merciless

SPACE: Beautiful but Inhumanly Merciless

Posted by Maggie on  in General News

When we look and contemplate, we realize just how tiny and even insignificant we really are. Only our mind’s curiosity can even hope to be as vast and limitless.

Robert Zimmerman: Gemini/Apollo astronaut Jim McDivitt passes away at 93

Before real human astronauts there were astro-critters…

Where’s the fun in that?:

Jim Banke, NASA: NASA poised to break sound barrier without the sonic boom

Getting crowded up there…

Elizabeth Howell: SpaceX launches 54 Starlink more satellites, lands rocket in 100th mission from Florida pad: Thursday’s launch was SpaceX’s 48th orbital mission of the year so far.

Matt Bernardini: SpaceX announces Starlink Internet service on airplanes

Getting our money’s worth from Webb:

Imagine if we had a massive telescope perched on the other side of Mars where the even more distant Sun has far less light pollution than on the Moon’s dark-side. Or a massive telescope at the farthest ends of our Sol System.

Rick Moran: Jaw Dropping Photo From Webb Telescope of the Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’

Paola Rosa-Aquino: In its first 100 days, the James Webb telescope peered deep into space, took beauty shots of faraway galaxies and glittering nebula, and saw a spacecraft slam into an asteroid

Robert Lea: James Webb Space Telescope spies galaxies merging around ‘monster’ black hole

Hubble’s not done yet…

Robert Zimmerman: Jets from baby stars: The picture to the right, rotated and reduced to post here, was taken across multiple wavelengths by the Hubble Space Telescope and shows two different Herbig–Haro objects (HH 1 at the top and HH 2 on the bottom) … Note that the baby stars themselves are not visible, buried in the dust that surrounds them. The bright star in the upper right is an unrelated foreground star…

The NEOWISE Spacecraft: More eyes in that deep endless black sky…

Tereza Pultarova: Stunning time-lapse video reveals a decade in the life of the universe: NASA’s WISE mission hasn’t let a lack of coolant slow down its infrared observing schedule.

Grab the Golden Grahams and Hersey Bars

Joshua Hawkins: Astronomers discovered a ‘marshmallow’ world orbiting a red dwarf star

Space rocks…

Nilima Marshall: Scientists discover source of one of the rarest meteorites to fall on Earth

Amanda Kooser: NASA Sees ‘Stunning Surprise’ as Smashed Asteroid Grows a Twin Tail

Margriet Lantink, Joshua Davies: Our moon has been slowly drifting away from Earth over the past 2.5 billion years: We still don’t have a full understanding of the evolution of the Earth-moon system.

Stars Insider: The end of the world is near… (again!)

Ancient Skies…

St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, the sixth-century monastery where the map fragment was found. (Image credit: Jon Sellers / Alamy Stock Photo)

Ben Turner: World’s oldest complete star map, lost for millennia, found inside medieval manuscript: Evidence points to the map being made by Hipparchus, the “father of scientific astronomy.”

Inner Space:

Frank Landymore: Scientists Suggest Our Brains Work Like Quantum Computers

UFOs and Aliens…

Report: Pilots flying over Pacific Ocean spot ‘UFOs’ in past 2 months

Molli Mitchell: ‘Unsolved Mysteries’: 1994 Michigan UFO Still Puzzling Today—Here’s Why: According to the Chicago Tribune, there were over 300 witnesses across 42 counties in Michigan who reported seeing the event…

Brandon Specktor: Are there really UFOs flying over Ukraine? A recent report about pitch-black “phantom” UFOs in the skies over Ukraine has been discredited by the Ukrainian government and by Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb.

Space Sci-Fi…

People forget that in the original TV series story “Lost in Space”, the diabolical character, Dr. Smith, had intended to just sabotage the Jupiter space craft, but ended up becoming an unintentional stowaway. It didn’t take long for writers of the series to greatly diminish the calculating mastermind character to a useless extra-weight idiot with vaudeville comedic value.

The “Dr. Smith” in the Netflix production of these last few seasons is now a female that has held on (pretty much) to the intelligent, self-serving diabolical anti-hero but seeking more of a weird ‘kin’ relationship from the Robinson family (now led by the mother and not the father) but resigned to trying to master over “Robot” (that is an alien robot found on an alien planet, not Earth-made)…

However, after three successful seasons and fan support, Netflix, true to its record of shooting off its own foot with a ‘blaster’ by habitually canceling their highly-rated fare, will not be bringing a 4th season of the rebooted TV sci-fi. Netflix is leaving the Robinsons marooned in space and loyal fans pissed … again.

Hey! Who-dat in an early 1960s black and white episode of TV’s “Lost in Space”?

I often reference this movie when the scientists get all excited about bringing microscopic life from Mars (or space in general) back to Earth…

Jack Walters: 10 Alien Invasion Movies Where The Humans Lose, According To Reddit

Actually, I thought it went from “Star Wars” to “Star Bored”

Marcelo de Souza Silverio Leite: The ONLY Correct Order To Watch Star Wars (According To George Lucas) 

~~Many thanks to Maggie and The Universal Spectator for reprint permission.

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