Friday, August 10, 2012

Olympics - Final Days

London 2012

As we come to the final days of the Olympics - there is excitement everywhere - the US scoring well in many events with great coverage by NBC showing the athletes having fun with teammates, family, friends, and royalty. Many think NBC should have offered live cover of all the events. US athletes did not disappoint in their effort to set world records. I had no time to watch the events live, just the highlights in the news. It all wraps up on Sunday.

Blogs will continue on 8/19/2012, as I spend a week on vacation.

Mars Mysterious Photo

The new panaroma of Mars showed more of the same. Is the government trying to divert our attention away from something on Mars. They say look this way and the action is in another area. Like most of you, I believe nothing reported - too many "remote views" to Mars by too many people. What we mostly see on Mars are humans from Earth working in underground facilities.

Curiosity's mysterious Mars photo stirs speculation   PhysOrg - August 9, 2012
Seconds after the NASA robot's landing Sunday night, Curiosity managed to squeeze off a handful of fuzzy, black-and-white photographs. One, taken with a device on its rear known as a Hazcam, captured the pebble-strewn ground beneath the rover and one of its wheels - and a blotch, faint but distinctive, on the horizon. The images were relayed by a passing satellite. Two hours later, the satellite passed overhead again. This time, Curiosity sent home a new batch of higher-resolution photos. They showed the same horizon. The blotch was gone.

Why Mars Rover Curiosity Is Likely to Find 'Martians'   Live Science - August 10, 2012
With the rover Curiosity now safely on Mars, the world will be seeing lots of video in the coming months and years from the planet's surface. The six-legged, nuclear-powered $2 billion robot has already sent back images of Gale Crater where it landed, and it's soon on its way toward a 3-mile-high mountain nearby. Scientists - and indeed the entire world - are watching with bated breath to see what Curiosity can find as it spends the next two years digging, sampling, probing, and analyzing on the Red Planet's rocky surface. Many will also be looking for evidence of life on Mars, and Curiosity may provide it - even if it's not there. NASA footage has long been fodder for UFO buffs and conspiracy theorists who comb through countless photos and hours of video looking for evidence of alien life (or evidence that NASA is covering up evidence of extraterrestrials).

August 12, 2012

Perseid Meteor Showers

   Perseids Google Videos

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower in the comet Swift-Tuttle.

2012 Perseid Meteor Shower   PhysOrg - August 10, 2012
On the nights of Aug. 11th through 13th, the best meteor shower of the year will fill pre-dawn skies with hundreds of shooting stars. And that's just for starters. The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up right in the middle of the display.

Rainbow Index

I reorganized the rainbow files on Crystalinks and created an index.

It's mostly about the rainbow photos on the files.