I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
New M9 solar flare is expected today (if it isn't here already), so watch out.
More on http://spaceweather.com
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June 7 was the day i turned 21 years of age, symbolic to say the least.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Are they recommending SPF 30 or 50?
There is only one solar flare that I am interested in right now. It's the star Betelgeuse. It has now begun to implode and will go supernova sometime between this year and 500 years from now. I am hoping sooner than later. When it does go, we will have a second sun in the sky for weeks that will be about the brightness of a full moon. Yes, we will take a direct hit from that supernova, but in order to be dangerous to mankind, it would have to be 25 light years or less from us. Betelgeuse is about 600 light years from us, so all we will get is a burst of harmless neutrinos, and a spectacular light show. Just to give you an idea of how large Betelgeuse is, the Hubble telescope was able to take a picture of it, not as a point of light, but actually resolved into a disk. If it were where the sun is right now, it's diameter would extend almost all the way out to the orbit of Jupiter. It is absolutely huge, and when it goes, we are going to see the kind of light show that happens only once in a millennium. This one will make the supernova that created the Crab Nebula seem like child's play. Before I die, I have one wish... I want to see this.
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The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016