Earth’s Cries Recorded in Space I saw this posted on slashdot this morning but thought it was interesting. They talk about Auroral Kilometric Radiation which is caused by charged particles from the sun hitting Earth’s magnetic field. To me this is what makes science so great. I wonder if other planets make similar sounds. I would be interested in what Neptune and the other gas giants would sound like. I wonder radio would sound like if we could go back in time with a receiver before we had anything that could cause interference.
This news is something I really wish there was more of. The Phoenix Mars lander has successfully landed and already sent back some pictures. It’s really great that they had another lander on Mars in a different area. I am looking forward to the new discoveries it brings to us. I think it’s really important to explore the universe and work on finding other places where we could survive. I think it’s important to the long turn survival of humans because there is too many things that could happen here on Earth to make us extinct.
Tomorrow night will be the first total lunar eclipse of the year over North America. The next one will not be until December 2010. Naturally it will probably be cloudy here. I will definitely keep checking outside but I don’t expect to see it. A lunar eclipse is when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. Once the moon is fully in the Earth’s shadow it turns red due to the atmosphere of the Earth.
Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits Peruvian village This was pretty interesting I thought. In a rural area of Peru a meteor or at least it sounds like a meteor fell from the sky and left a 100 foot wide and 20 foot deep crater. The crater emitted a gas that made people sick. I’m curious what happened there and hope scientist get to figure it out.
saw something interesting last night. Scientists have discovered that under the right conditions plasma can become organized into helical structures that can interact with each other in ways that are associated with life. The article says they can dived to from two copies of the or the original structure. I thought this was very interesting. It reassures my belief that there is other life in the universe. I think there is life in forms that we couldn’t even imagine.