Our sun has been unusually quiet lately

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For those of you that don’t know this, I read Astronomy magazine. I find this month’s headline rather fascinating to say the least. Obviously, the article delivers speculative mathematics and cycles as a possible explanation. I would like to take the time to however point out two things regarding this article.

#1.)Astronomers are trying to understand why,” implies that they don’t actually have a definite answer.

#2.) The ultraviolet “image” in the center was “made“, not taken. This means that it is a drawing (but, that is for another blog post entirely I suppose).

With these two observations in mind, I would like to make a suggestion. Perhaps, just maybe… the sun is quieting down because the Bible already predicted that it would do exactly that in the last days. You know, because there are quite a few verses that make reference to the fact that the sun would quit working before HIS appearing.

But hey, what do I know right? I’m just an ignorant Christian that doesn’t know a good cartoon sun when I see one.

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Slight of hand at its finest; SpaceX… again

Now, obviously I am several days behind on posting this seeing as to how this particular SpaceX launch was three days ago. I have just been a bit busy I guess. That doesn’t mean I didn’t watch it live though. And yes, I have a few comments to make regarding this footage. Keep in mind this is the condensed version. The Live version was much longer and a little more detailed.

#1.) The rocket starts returning to the earth at a whopping 20 miles high and the camera cuts just before it becomes too obvious.

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#2.) Assuming they did manage to make it into space despite logical observation number one, the earth is convex at more than 100 miles of altitude.

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#3.) The dreaded camera cut. You got to love it. Honestly, SpaceX wouldn’t even be the same without it.

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What a joke. This is what you would call slight of hand in my book. I think Nixon put it best when he said the following.

“The American people don’t believe anything unless they see it on television.”Richard M. Nixon, U.S. President  

Space is fake. Get over it.

NASA – Not Always Scientifically Accurate

Geostationaryjava3D (1)Satellite Internet access is Internet access provided through communications satellites. Modern consumer grade satellite Internet service is typically provided to individual users through geostationary satellites that can offer relatively high data speeds, with newer satellites using K-band to achieve downstream data speeds up to 50 Mbps. A geostationary orbit, geostationary Earth orbit or geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO) is a circular orbit 35,786 kilometres (22,236 miles) above the Earth’s equator and following the direction of the Earth’s rotation. An object in such an orbit has an orbital period equal to the Earth’s rotational period (one sidereal day) and thus appears motionless, at a fixed position in the sky, to ground observers.

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A Van Allen radiation belt is a zone of energetic charged particles, most of which originate from the solar wind that is captured by and held around a planet by that planet’s magnetic field. The Earth has two such belts and sometimes others may be temporarily created. The discovery of the belts is credited to James Van Allen, and as a result the Earth’s belts are known as the Van Allen belts. Earth’s two main belts extend from an altitude of about 500 to 58,000 kilometers (300 to 36,000 miles) above the surface in which region radiation levels vary. Most of the particles that form the belts are thought to come from solar wind and other particles by cosmic rays. By trapping the solar wind, the magnetic field deflects those energetic particles and protects the Earth’s atmosphere from destruction.

Quote from the Above Video: “Radiation like this could harm the guidance systems, on-board computers, or other electronics on Orion“.

Now, with that in mind… here we are at the end of 2017 and the Orion capsule has still not been sent up to take its readings while also testing to see what affects the radiation will have on the electronics of the craft. With that, Syncom 2 was the first geosynchronous communications satellite. The satellite was launched by NASA on July 26, 1963 with the Delta B #20 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral.

Here is my questionHow are we to believe that there are thirty so called geosynchronous communications satellites currently in deep orbit parked right smack dab in the middle of the Van Allen Radiation Belt, and still… in 2017 we have no readings on the affects of this radiation on guidance systems or the computers and electronic components of a man made object?

This makes absolutely no sense.

We have supposedly had man made computer based guidance system electronics in geosynchronous orbit for almost 55 years, and here we have NASA admitting they still don’t know what to expect? Those geosynchronous communications satellites have essentially been parked up there in the thick of that radiation for more than 5 decades and NASA is just now deciding to send up Orion in 2018 to take readings that we clearly should already have.

Hhmmmm…

Seems legit.

SpaceX to the rescue!!!

Yesterday SpaceX launched a Russian Cargo craft which plans to dock with the ISS within two days after launch. The Progress carried almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 53 crew on the station. The spacecraft is scheduled to make a quick, two-orbit journey to the station.

Now, I’m no expert… but seriously, if anyone watches this video and still thinks it is real… wow, just wow.

But, for those of you that don’t feel the need to watch a 10 minute video of the most recent SpaceX launch, here are some quick little screen captured snippets from that video. It’s pretty much the most majestic thing I have ever seen.

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Let’s totally disregard the fact that the live footage clearly shows the rocket only reaching an altitude of about 20 miles maximum before changing its trajectory from an upward assent to a horizontal then downward one before the feed changes to that pure gold CGI.

Wow… I am literally at a loss for words here. This has got to be the most realistic thing I have ever seen (of course only if it’s 1998 and you are playing a PlayStation One, of course).

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How in the mess is anyone buying this junk? SpaceX needs to hire some of the guys that have done more recent work for things like the PS4.

I think it might be a good move… just saying.