It's been snowing for like a week now. If it's not snow, it's ice rain.
I shoveled at least 10 tons of snow this week.
The snow has been wet and heavy so the snowblower is having trouble moving the stuff.
It's just easier to shovel it.
Awesome free game to play!
Build vehicles and fight!
Check it out!
I am GrendelKhan in that game.
Raised by Zombies Episode 8!
Season One Marathon
This time we get to look at really brilliant people and their insane thoughts.
That's right, the man is superior
If you speak without permission woman, you are in rebellion of the lord!
Train your woman
New York State does not exist
Obedient women makes god happy
Liberals changed the bible so that is why marriage sucks.
Gays can marry? Let's fuck kids too!
The Zombie Invasion of 1599
Because all the obey shit needs to be balanced out with zombie shit
Kepler-62e is an exoplanet believed to be a water world, orbiting at about the equivalent distance of Mercury in its planetary system some 1,200 light-years from Earth. The planet is an exciting find to exoplanet researchers because it is close in size to Earth, and also orbits in the habitable region of its star (which is smaller and dimmer than that of Earth's).
The planet is about 1.6 times the size of Earth and orbits its parent red dwarf star about once every 122 days. It is actually one of two possibly habitable planets in its system. Also present, but farther out from the star, is Kepler-62f, which is about 1.4 times the size of Earth.
The Meteoric Rise of Life?
The silent missiles that flit between the planets have been blamed for some of the largest exterminations that life on Earth has had to endure: However you like your mass extinctions, high on the list of potential triggers is usually a close encounter with a meteorite.
Recently, however, a remarkable discovery has cast these aerial assaults into a surprising new light — because, as well as destroying life, it now seems that ancient collisions might also have helped create it.
Old School Sesame Street
March 20: A Bright Star Winks Out
The asteroid in question is 163 Erigone, and the star that it will obscure is Regulus, in the constellation of Leo, the Lion. Along a 45-mile-wide (72 kilometers) path, the asteroid’s shadow will move on a southeast-to-northwest trajectory and will extend from New York City to Oswego in New York State and continue northwest into Ontario, Canada.
Those who are watching at just the right moment (no telescope or binoculars necessary) will see an amazing sight: Regulus will seem to abruptly disappear as if a switch had been thrown. Regulus will remain invisible for up to 12 seconds (for those situated along the center of the path) — an incredible, albeit very brief occurrence.
April 14-15: An "M&M" Night
During the overnight hours, it will be a night first for Mars and later for the full moon. Mars will come to within 57.4 million miles (92.4 million km) of our planet, making its closest approach to Earth since January 2008.
All through the night, Mars will resemble a dazzling star shining with a steady fiery-colored tint; its brightness will match Sirius, the most luminous of all the stars. As a bonus, later that very same night (actually the early hours of April 15), North America will have a ringside seat to a total lunar eclipse when the full moon becomes transformed into a mottled reddish ball for 78 minutes as it is completely immersed in the shadow of the Earth.
This total lunar eclipse will be the first one widely visible from North America in nearly 3.5 years. The Americas will have the best view of this eclipse, although over Canada's Maritime provinces, moonset will intervene near the end of totality. Of special interest is the fact that the moon will appear quite near to the bright star Spica, in the constellation Virgo, during the eclipse.
The moon and Spica actually will be in conjunction a couple of hours prior to the onset of totality, but they're still relatively near to each other when the eclipse gets underway.
April 28-29: A "Ring of Fire" Eclipse that Nobody Will See?
It is quite possible that only penguins will witness the annular (ring) phase of this eclipse, as it will occur within the uninhabited region of Wilkes Land in Antarctica. A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Australia. Because the axis of the moon's antumbral shadow misses the Earth and only its edge grazes Antarctica, it makes an accurate prediction of the duration of annularity all but impossible.
May 24: A Possible Outburst of Bright Meteors
Perhaps the most dramatic sky event in 2014 could come at the start of Memorial Day weekend. In the predawn hours of Saturday, May 24, our planet is expected to sweep through a great number of dusty trails left behind in space by a small comet (known as P/209 LINEAR).
This unusual cosmic interaction might result in an amazing, albeit brief, display of meteors, popularly known as "shooting stars." There could be many dozens, or even hundreds, of meteors per hour, experts say.
Aug. 10: Biggest Full Moon of 2014
On Aug. 10, the moon turns full at 2:09 p.m. EDT, and just nine minutes earlier it will arrive at its closest point to the Earth in 2014 at a distance of 221,765 miles (356,896 km), making this a so-called "supermoon." Expect a large range in ocean tides (exceptionally low to exceptionally high) for the next few days.
Aug. 12: The Perseid Meteor Shower
This one is more of a lowlight than a highlight, unfortunately. The annual summer performance of the brilliant Perseid meteor shower will be severely hindered by the light of a nearly full moon.
Aug. 18: A Brilliant Double Planet
An hour before sunrise, low in the east-northeast sky, the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will be strikingly close together. The two worlds will be separated by less than two-thirds of the apparent width of the moon in our sky, making for a very eye-catching sight.
Oct. 8: Another Total Lunar Eclipse!
This eclipse favors the western half of North America, the Hawaiian Islands, eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and the eastern half of Australia. Across central and eastern North America, the moon will set while still completely immersed in Earth's shadow.
The moon will pass to the north of the center of the shadow, with totality lasting one hour. As a consequence, we might expect a relatively bright eclipse, possibly featuring a coppery red hue across the lower part of the moon, contrasted by a brighter upper rim.
Interestingly, during the total phase, binoculars and telescopes will reveal a sixth-magnitude greenish point of light in the vicinity of the darkened moon: the planet Uranus. In fact, from central and northern Alaska and northern Canada, the moon will actually occult (hide) Uranus during totality — a very rare event!
Oct. 19: Near Collision of a Comet with Mars
All eyes will be on the Red Planet in October as Comet C/2013 A1(Siding Spring), discovered by Robert H. McNaught at Australia's Siding Spring Observatory, will pass extremely close to Mars. The comet will come so close, in fact, that its coma may envelop Mars, as well as create a stupendous shower of meteors as seen from the Martian surface.
Oct. 23: A Partial Eclipse of the Sun
The moon's penumbral shadow will fall over much of North America as well as extreme eastern Siberia, producing a partial solar eclipse. Greatest eclipse, with more than four-fifths of the sun's diameter covered by the moon, will occur in M'Clintock Channel, an arm of the Arctic Ocean which divides Victoria Island from Prince of Wales Island in the Territory of Nunavut, Canada.
The rest of North America will see less of the sun covered. For the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Plains, more than 60 percent of the sun’s diameter will be eclipsed. Across the Ohio, Tennessee and Mississippi valleys, maximum eclipse will coincide with sunset, while farther to the east, the moon will only begin its encroachment onto the sun's disk as it sets.
Dec. 13: The Geminid Meteor ShowerThis is another lowlight. The Geminids, regarded by many observers as the best of the annual meteor showers, has the misfortune of occurring during the time of a last-quarter moon, which will pretty much squelch all but the brightest meteors.
A team of physicists have provided what has been described by the journal Nature as the “clearest evidence yet” that our universe is a hologram.
The idea of the universe existing as a ‘hologram’ doesn’t refer to a Matrix-like illusion, but the theory that the three dimensions we perceive are actually just “painted” onto the cosmological horizon - the boundary of the known universe.
If this sounds paradoxical, try to imagine a holographic picture that changes as you move it. Although the picture is two dimensional, observing it from different locations creates the illusion that it is 3D.
The Juno spacecraft launched on Aug. 5, 2011, riding an Atlas 5 rocket into space from a pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft only had enough power to reach the asteroid belt before the sun's gravity pulled it back toward the inner solar system. As such, mission planners had to chart a circuitous route for Juno to get it to its destination.
The spacecraft flew past Earth two months ago as a "gravity assist" to increase the spacecraft's velocity relative to the sun. This slingshot around our planet boosted Juno from a speed of 78,000 mph (126,000 km/h) relative to the sun to a speed of 87,000 mph (140,000 km/h).
As it zipped past the planet, the spacecraft's JunoCam also captured a stunning picture of Earth with a higher resolution than the newly released images.
Mission officials say Juno is now on course to arrive in a polar orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. The spacecraft is supposed to circle the planet 33 times, using its instruments to peer beneath the dense cloud cover that hides our solar system's largest planet.
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Comet ISON might have died, or it might have lost most of it's mass. That's undetermined right now. In a few days the scientific community will have a better idea of what happened. The hope is whatever remains of the comet will flare up again so we can enjoy a naked eye visible comet hopefully for a week or two.
While Comet ISON did not brighten as predicted, the comet did undergo a surprise outburst last week to become visible to the naked eye in the southeastern pre-dawn sky. The comet is more clearly visible in binoculars and telescopes, and can be found low in the the east-southeastern sky about one hour before sunrise.
The major uncertainty with Comet ISON is whether it will survive its encounter with the sun, or if it will break apart and be destroyed. Scientists aren't yet sure which path the comet's evolution will take.
Scientists have found a huge, diffuse ring of dust near the orbit of Venus, marking the second time such a structure has been discovered in our solar system.
The dust ring stretches about 137 million miles (220 million kilometers) from end to end, though it's just 10 percent denser than the background cloud that pervades interplanetary space and produces the glow known as zodiacal light, researchers said.
Such dust rings have arisen from the trapping of interplanetary dust into orbits resonant with those of Venus and Earth. (Resonant orbits are those whose periods are related by a ratio of two small integers, such as 2 and 3; such an orbital relationship often magnifies the gravitational influence two celestial bodies exert on each other.)
That's right, if you're lucky, you get to see 2 comets!
"This week in the hour before sunrise early morning stargazers will get a double treat: the planet Mercury and two special comets.
Mercury will be in one of its best locations in 2013 for spotting. The planet closest to the sun never strays very far into the night sky. It can only be glimpsed on rare occasions when it is at its farthest from the sun, and then only when its angle with the horizon is right.
This week is one of those rare, perfect opportunities for observers in the Northern Hemisphere, the only catch being that you need to be up an hour before the sun to take advantage of it. The best time to spot Mercury is about half an hour before sunrise. Any earlier, and it is too close to the horizon, but any later and the rising sun will swamp its tiny light.
This week there is an extra treat to entice you to get up early. Not just one, but two comets are visible in binoculars.
Both comets are moving rapidly, so their position will be changing day by day. On Monday (Nov. 18) morning, when Mercury is best placed, Comet ISON will be just 3 "moon-widths" east (towards the eastern horizon) of the bright star Spica.
Comet Lovejoy will be much higher in the sky at that time, passing just about half way between the Big Dipper and the constellation Leo . Both should be easily visible in 7x50 binoculars, and possibly even to the naked eye."
“They’re coming after your doughnuts!"
“The FDA has banned unilaterally — some unelected bureaucrat has banned trans fats."
"Salon reports that another extension of the draft also prohibits ejaculation onto the genitals, mouth or eyes, and instructs employers to provide performers with protective eyewear to avoid ocular contact with semen."
Teen Nick's Ariana Grande is apparently a demonologist and recently had an encounter with demons. That's right, she had a TEXTBOOK encounter.
Sulfur smell, a random fly, and photoshopped images we've never seen. All TEXTBOOK signs of demonic activity.
Check out these assholes.
Daddy has performed 30,000 exorcisms in 30 years, which means about 3 a day.
How he can do that and not have any of it documented is a mystery.
It gets better. Daddy's home schooled little girl can see demons in a person.
His version of Charlie's Angels is America's first line of defense against demons.
Remember, 10 degrees is basically your fist at the end of your outstretched arm.
If you're not in North America, you need to look into your regional astronomy sites for the best viewing information.
If you have not been following the comet, ISON is hoped to be a great once in a lifetime event. But it is not behaving in predictable fashion, so a lot of people are pulling out their hair. You can read this article to see how the new comet is driving scientists nuts.