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Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Sun

Well Astrology, and Astronomy kinda go hand-in-hand. Most anything Astronomical has some kind of meaning in Astrology.

The Sun is ....,(Did you know the name of the Sun ..its "Sol" now say it backwards ten times) Anyway its the source of life for our planet, and central in Tropical Astrology.

Actually I saw this movie called "Sunshine" a kinda schocky Sci-fi movie with good photography. Its a story about a manned flight into the Sun. Apparently "Sol" is dying , and mankind was going to fix "Sol" by sending a manned ship carrying a nuclear bomb to the sun to re-ignite it. The main thing if your going to fly a manned spacecraft very near the Sun is that it better have good shielding ( a heat shield, and from higher energy radiation). And that was the whole thing about this vessel was its shielding.

The name of the ship was called the Icarus 2, after the famous story of Daedalus and Icarus. A potentially good story , with good photography , 3 rate screenplay ...maybe not great sci-fi.

The Picture I got off the Web,its the best real close-up shot I've seen of the heavenly Sun, its an inferno. Just one of those streamers near the sunspot in the picture is over 3 miles long. Below is the official description of the photo.

"This stunning image shows remarkable and mysterious details near the dark central region of a planet-sized sunspot in one of the sharpest views ever of the surface of the Sun. Just released, the picture was made using the Swedish Solar Telescope now in its first year of operation on the Canary Island of La Palma. Along with features described as hairs and canals are dark cores visible within the bright filaments that extend into the sunspot, representing previously unknown and unexplored solar phenomena. The filaments' newly revealed dark cores are seen to be thousands of kilometers long but only about 100 kilometers wide. Resolving features 100 kilometers wide or less is a milestone in solar astronomy and has been achieved here using sophisticated adaptive optics, digital image stacking, and processing techniques to counter the blurring effect of Earth's atmosphere. At optical wavelengths, these images are sharper than even current space-based solar observatories can produce. Recorded on 15 July 2002, the sunspot shown is the largest of the group of sunspots cataloged as solar active region AR 10030. "

5000 kilometers = 3 106.85596 miles

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