Space News, Neutrinos, and CNMI Lunar Eclipse Views


There will be a total lunar eclipse visible in the CNMI (depending on cloud cover) that you can watch without eye protection on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 5:57am, ChST. Get an unobstructed view facing the western horizon around 5:30am and you will see a “blood moon” forming. The planet Mars is very close to it, two reds for the price of one.

Welcome to a Neutrino from over Orion’s Shoulder
It reminded me of the circus ringmaster introducing a group of acrobats
Or 1960’s TV variety show host Ed Sullivan’s “A really big show tonight!”
this new act was captured deep down inside drilled Antarctica’s ice vats
the neutrino came from *3.7 billion LY away and triggered a scientific light.
Neutrinos, among smallest universal particles, are smaller than an atom
they pass by the trillions through outer space and earth and us every day
there are “three flavors” of neutrinos, in 1934 Enrico Fermi named them
those from outer space we never knew where they started their way.
Some come from supernovae others made in linear accelerators on earth
this one came from a blazar galaxy with black hole center behind Orion
a scientific experiment hole on the cold South Pole traced it to its birth
earth site and space telescopes scientists watch for them and keep trying.

A LY or light year is 9.5 trillion kilometers or 5.9 trillion miles, it is
the distance light travels in a vacuum in one earth year, 365 days
scientists want to find more neutrinos to learn about how our cosmos
developed after the Big Bang explosion in so many different ways.
To do the math to find out how far away in miles that blazar galaxy is: multiply 3.7 billion (its distance in light years from earth) by 5.9 trillion miles, which is the number of miles in one light year.

Relativity: A Wavy Cavity in Gravity
Cold entropy from within and without folds open
millions of light years exposed hidden from our eyes
I’m amazed, incredulous, positive, and hoping
will string theory answer the how, whats, and whys.

Is not master Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity
worthy of all mathematical cosmological devotion
as particle physicists challenge Newton’s Principia
gravitational lensing indicates light bends in motion.

Gravity holds us tied invisibly to our mother sun
as we revolve around it with other planets all as one
in gravity’s clutches with Mercury, Venus and Mars
our sun slowly becomes one of many red giant stars.

Galactic life evolves into eternal darkness forever
continuing a long term expanding Big Bang endeavor.

Joey 'Pepe Batbon' Connolly

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