Tag Archives: UNIVERSE

DEEP OR FAR SPACE NEWS (a)

A) APM 08279+5255 – The Largest Water Mass In The Universe (So Far) Astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe in a quasar called APM 08279+5255 – enough water to fill Earth’s oceans … Continue reading

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ANCIENT HELLEENES ASTRONOMERS 3

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  6/06/18) Aratus (/əˈreɪtəs/; Greek: Ἄρατος ὁ Σολεύς; c. 315 BC/310 BC – 240) was a Greekdidacticpoet. His major extant work is his hexameter poem Phenomena (Ancient Greek: Φαινόμενα, Phainómena, “Appearances”; Latin: Phaenomena), the first half of which is a verse setting of a lost work of the same … Continue reading

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What is Astronomy? (x)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  28/06/18) The Lives of Stars How do you figure out the life history of stars? How can we determine the typical history of a person? We could watch a person live out their whole life. But that … Continue reading

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SYSTEMS OF THE UNI-VERSE / СИСТИМАТА ТОУ СИN-ПАНТОС / ΣΥΣΤΕΜΙ ΒΣΕΛΕΝΝΟΗ (c)

(being continued from 20/06/18) The Aztec Universe THE AZTEC WORLD-PICTURE (Plate XXXIII) is the first sheet of the “Night Side” of the Codex Ferjérváry-Mayer, an old Mexican painted book now in the Free Public Museums at Liverpool. The foundation for … Continue reading

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THE REASON FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO EXPLAIN IS THAT ANOTHER THEORY MUST BE INVENTED

A radioactive isotope one billion times older than the Universe! A radioactive isotope one billion times older than the Universe!An international team of researchers, including six scientists from the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), … Continue reading

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BLAZARS bl (lacertae object) + (qu)asar

BLAZARS There’s a list out there somewhere of the most extreme things in the Universe. Blazars must certainly be on that list. Astronomers used to think that blazars were variable stars, but strangely, they didn’t change in brightness in any … Continue reading

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ANCIENT HELLEENES ASTRONOMERS 2

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  30/06/17) Agrippa (Greek: Ἀγρίππας; fl. 92 AD) was a Greekastronomer. The only thing that is known about him regards an astronomical observation that he made in 92 AD, which is cited by Ptolemy (Almagest, VII, 3). Ptolemy writes … Continue reading

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