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Small portion of the Veil Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope

Posted in 2018, astronomy, Galaxy, Mind, spirituality with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2018 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


This 3-D visualization flies across a small portion of the Veil Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

This region is a small part of a huge expanding remnant from a star that exploded many thousands of years ago.

Hubble resolves tangled rope-like filaments of glowing gases. The 3-D model has been created for illustrative purposes and shows that that the giant bubble of gas has a thin, rippled surface.

It also highlights that the emission from different chemical elements arises from different layers of gas within the nebula. In the imagery, emission from hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen are shown in red, green, and blue, respectively. Credit: NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, and L. Frattare (Viz 3D Team, STScI)

Hubble’s unforgettable nebula pictures, the colors you see actually represent the stuff it’s made of. Here, red is hydrogen, green is sulfur, and blue is oxygen.

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(January, 1998)

By Noel Huntley, Ph.D.

By means of satellite instrumentation, astronomers in 1961 discovered what appeared to be an unusual nebula. We normally understand the nebula phenomenon as a vast cloud-like mass of gas or dust. This one, however, appeared to have anomalous properties and was named the Golden Nebula.

The public’s attention was not drawn to this unusual revelation until much later, presumably when it was realised that this nebula’s location was coincident with the projected orbit of our solar system. Around the early 1980s a radio announcement in the U.S. was made (heard by the author) that our solar system was, in fact, going to collide with an ‘electromagnetic cloud’ in the not too distant future.

This incredibly important statement of astronomical and historical significance was expressed in the usual casual and indifferent manner as though of little consequence…..


The Photon Belt Encounter – By Noel Huntley, Ph.D.

Sunday, Feb. 26th: Something strange is about to happen in the southern hemispher

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2017 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

On Sunday, Feb. 26th, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, covering as much as 99% of the solar disk.

It’s an annular solar eclipse, shown here in an animation from

Annular eclipses occur when the Moon passes dead center in front of the sun, but does not completely cover it. At maximum eclipse, an intense “ring of fire” surrounds the mountainous limb of the Moon.

The narrow path of annularity snakes across five countries: Chile and Argentina in South America; Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia in Africa. People in those countries can see the ring of fire for almost a minute and a half. Outside that path, the eclipse will be partial.  This means the sun will turn into a crescent—a slender one near the path of annularity and a fatter one away from it. Caution: Always use safe solar filters to observe the sun.

Observers in the eclipse zone are encouraged to look down as well–for instance, at the sun-dappled ground beneath leafy trees.  The sight of a thousand crescent-shaped sunbeams swaying back and forth on a grassy lawn or sidewalk is unforgettable.

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New Evidence Indicates Mysterious Planet is Tilting the Sun- Causing Solar System Wobble

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI
22 oct. 2016

The mysterious, unseen Planet Nine could be causing the sun to tilt and adding a “wobble” to the solar system, according to a new study.

Caltech researchers announced the findings at the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences meeting Wednesday — nine months after the group initially reported about the massive planet lurking at the outer reaches of our solar system.

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As solar activity declines, cosmic rays intensify

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Researchers have long known that solar activity and cosmic rays have a yin-yang relationship. As solar activity declines, cosmic rays intensify.

Lately, solar activity has been very low indeed. Are cosmic rays responding? The answer is “yes.” and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been using helium balloons to monitor cosmic rays in the stratosphere over California. Their latest data show an increase of almost 13% since 2015.

Cosmic rays, which are accelerated toward Earth by distant supernova explosions and other violent events, are an important form of space weather. They can seed clouds, trigger lightning, and penetrate commercial airplanes. Furthermore, there are studies (#1, #2, #3, #4) linking cosmic rays with cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in the general population.

Why are cosmic rays intensifying? The main reason is the sun. Solar storm clouds such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs) sweep aside cosmic rays when they pass by Earth. During Solar Maximum, CMEs are abundant and cosmic rays are held at bay. Now, however, the solar cycle is swinging toward Solar Minimum, allowing cosmic rays to return. Another reason could be the weakening of Earth’s magnetic field, which helps protect us from deep-space radiation.


Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , , , , on August 3, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Our planet’s magnetic field and ozone protect us from most of the dangerous space radiation, but if we were zapped with anything much more energetic, or from something closer, we would not be likely to survive.

The latest episode of YouTube channel Kurzgesagt – German for ‘ in a nutshell’ – explains what would happen if a gamma ray burst occurred in our galaxy, and what the chances of this happening actually are.

Gamma ray bursts (GRBs), energetic jets of gamma rays that come from black holes, can be created in two different ways – resulting in long or short GRBs.

They are created from some of the most violent deaths in the universe.


Red Planet Heats Up: Ice Age Ending on Mars

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , on May 30, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


The north polar ice cap of Mars is seen in this mosaic view, which scientists made by combining data from the European Mars Express spacecraft and NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The spiral features help scientists understand how ice ages on Mars work.

Credit: ESA/DLR/FU-Berlin/Ralf Jaumann

Mars is emerging from an ice age, a finding that could shed light on the past and future climates of both Mars and Earth, researchers said.

The orbit of Mars regularly undergoes changes that greatly affect how much sunlight reaches the planet’s surface, which in turn can strongly alter the Red Planet’s climate. Similar orbital variations called Milankovitch cycles are known to happen on Earth.

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A huge, mystery dwarf planet’s been hiding in our Solar System

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , on May 20, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

5 may 2016

Credits: Konkoly Observatory/László Molnár and András Pál

2007 OR10, the largest unnamed body in the solar system, was visible during the K2 mission’s campaign three for 19 days in late 2014.

K2 is the new mission of Kepler spacecraft. The apparent movement of the faint dwarf planet (indicated with the arrow) among the stars is caused by the changing position of Kepler as it orbits around the sun.

The diffuse light sweeping across is a reflection from the much brighter planet Mars passing nearby.


Artist’s concept of 2007 OR10. Image: NASA


On May 9th, Mercury will pass directly between Earth & the sun

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , , , , on May 8, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


According to NASA, this is what the tiny black disk of the innermost planet will look like as it crosses the solar disk.

Indeed, people on almost every continent can see at least some of the transit. These global visibility maps are courtesy of


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“Something” is Affecting the Entire Solar System

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , , on April 13, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Strange things are happening in both outer and inner space
scientists are discovering that the Solar System, the sun, and life itself are mutating in totally unprecedented ways. They are reporting changes that are being recorded in space that have never been seen before
Studies show that the Sun and the planets themselves are physically changing at
an accelerated pace. Most notably, they are undergoing major changesin their atmospheres.

Let’s begin with the Sun. The Sun is the center of our Solar System, and all life that is on this Earth came from the Sun. If there were no Sun, we would not be alive. This is simply scientific fact. And so any changes that occur in or on the Sun will eventually affect every person alive.

We know that the Sun’s magnetic field has changed in the last 100 years. There’s a study by Dr. Mike Lockwood from Rutherford Appleton National Laboratories, in California. Dr. Lockwood has been investigating the Sun, and reports that since 1901 the overall magnetic field of the Sun has become stronger by 130 percent.

Moon: Earth’s moon is growing an atmosphere . Around the moon, there is this 6,000- kilometre- deep layer of Natrium that wasn’t there before.

Mercury: Unexpected polar ice discovered, along with a surprisingly strong intrinsic magnetic field.
Venus: 2500% increase in auroral brightness, and substantive global atmospheric changes in less than 40 years.
Mars: “Global Warming,” huge storms, disappearance of polar icecaps.

Jupiter: Over 200% increase in brightness of surrounding plasma clouds.(Huge belts in the giant planet’s atmosphere have changed color, radiation hotspots have faded and flared up again, and cloud levels have thickened and dissolved, all while space rocks have been hurtling into it the gas giant.)
Saturn: Major decrease in equatorial jet stream velocities in only ~30 years, accompanied by surprising surge of X-rays from equator.
Uranus: Big changes in brightness, increased global cloud activity (This planet used to have a very calm atmosphere. )
Neptune: 40% increase in atmospheric brightness.

Pluto: 300% increase in atmospheric pressure, even as Pluto recedes farther from the Sun.

Earth: Substantial and obvious world-wide weather and geophysical changes. Earth’s Axis has changed.
On Earth, the overall volcanic activity increased 500 percent from 1875 to 1975, while the earthquake activity has increased by 400 percent since 1973. Dr. Dmitriev says that comparing the years 1963 to 1993, the overall number of natural disasters — hurricanes, typhoons, mud slides, tidal waves, etc. — has increased by 410 percent.

The Earth’s magnetic field has been decreasing. This decrease actually began 2000 years ago, but the rate of decrease suddenly became much more rapid 500 years ago. Now, in the last 20 years or so, the magnetic field has become erratic.

A doubling of the Sun’s coronal magnetic field during the past 100 years
The Sun is more active now than over the last 8000 years

Solar Influence on Global and Regional Climates

Russian Scientist Says Planets’ Atmospheres are Changing

Red Auroras over Virginia: Solar wind is pouring through a crack in Earth’s magnetosphere, sparking G2-class storms and bright auroras around the Arctic Circle

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2015 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Taken by Darren Shank on September 7, 2015 @ Spruce Knob, West Virginia

Red auroras are not fully understood. They occur some 300 to 500 km above Earth’s surface, much higher than ordinary green auroras. Some researchers believe the red lights are linked to low energy electrons from the sun, which move too slowly to penetrate deeply into the atmosphere. When such electrons recombine with oxygen ions in the upper atmosphere, red photons are emitted. At present, space weather forecasters cannot predict when this will occur.

Whatever causes red auroras, it could happen again tonight. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% of geomagnetic storms on Sept. 9th as the solar wind continues to blow. Aurora alerts: text or voice

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