V838 Mon is one of the prettiest exploded star remnant formations. It is located about 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Monoceros, placing the star at the outer edge of our Milky Way galaxy. In early 2002, astronomers witnessed an enormous explosion emanating from V838Continue reading
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- Luke 1:30-33 Saturday, 15 December, 2018“But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne […]
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The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892).
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There are 150,000 miles of blood vessels scattered throughout the brain. These blood vessels carry blood and oxygen to various parts of the brain.
- Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 14 December, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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Geminids and Friends.
Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel López (El Cielo de Canarias). From a radiant in the constellation of the Twins, the annual Geminid meteor shower rained down this week. This skyscape collects about 70 of Gemini's lovely shooting stars in a digital composition made from multiple exposures taken over a six-hour period near the shower's peak on December 14 from Teide National Park on the Canary Island Tenerife. Though Gemini lies off the top left of the frame, the Milky Way sweeps through the starry background. Sharing the sky below and left of center are recognizable stars and nebulosities of Orion. A yellowish Aldebaran and the Hyades are toward the right along with the Pleiades star cluster. The faint green coma of Comet 46P Wirtanen, closest to Earth this weekend, lies below the Pleiades stars. Dust swept up from the orbit of active asteroid 3200 Phaethon, Gemini's meteors enter Earth's atmosphere traveling at about 35 kilometers per second.
- NASA TV to Air International Space Station Crew Landing Thursday, 13 December, 2018Three residents of the International Space Station, including one NASA astronaut, are scheduled to wrap up their stay aboard the orbital laboratory Wednesday, Dec. 19.
- NASA's InSight Takes Its First Selfie Tuesday, 11 December, 2018Two new image mosaics detail the lander's deck and "workspace" — the surface where it will eventually set down its science instruments.
2018 Sky Guide This Week
December 14: Geminid meteor shower peaks.
December 14: The Moon passes 3° south of Neptune (image above) 7h20m UT (2:20 AM EST).
December 14: The Moon passes 4° south of Mars, 23h UT (6 PM EST).
December 15: First Quarter Moon occurs at, 11h49m UT (6:49 AM EST).
December 15: Mercury is at greatest western elongation (21°), 12h UT (7 AM EST).
December 18: The Moon passes 5° south of Uranus, 4h UT (11 PM EST).
- El Niño: 5 questions answered Thursday, 13 December, 20185 things you need to know about El Niño.Olivia DeSmit
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- Fiji - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Friday, 14 December, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Fiji. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Fiji: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review […]
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The flag of Nigeria was officially hoisted on 1 October 1960. The flag has three vertical bands of green, white, green. The two green stripes represent Nigeria’s natural wealth, while the white band represents peace.
- Indonesia Friday, 14 December, 2018Latest update: Summary - addition of information about the availability of consular supportGOV.UK
Work of Art
Sunflowers (Tournesols) is the name of two series of still life paintings by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The first series, executed in Paris in 1887, depicts the flowers lying on the ground, while the second set, executed a year later in Arles, shows a bouquet of sunflowers in a vase. In the artist's mind, both sets were linked by the name of his friend Paul Gauguin, who acquired two of the Paris versions. On March 30, 1987, Japanese insurance magnate, Yasuo Goto, paid the equivalent of US $39,921,750 for van Gogh's Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers at auction at Christie's London. The painting currently resides at Seiji Togo Yasuda Memorial Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.
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POLICE OFFICER MURDERED TWO BELIEVERS. Click on the image to read more.