Tuesday, June 2, 2009

astronomy and survival of the human race

…and so … we shall continue, what is in store for us in June 2009 and beyond, in terms of astronomy!

First of all, I would like to post and excerpt about comet rendezvous, courtesy of my astronomy friend. These comets that will be visible, in the sky, relevant link http://www.falak-online.net/komuniti/?topic=749.msg4646;topicseen

“Two bright visual comets, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and C/2006 OF2
( Broughton ) will be in the same field of view in mid June.

2009 June 16 17h UT 0.342 deg ( 20.5 arcmin)
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 08h13m.1 +25o01' 13.0 mag
C/2006 OF2 ( Broughton ) 08h13m.0 +24o40' 13.6 mag”

“Bright comet C/2008 Q3 ( Garradd ) will pass near by Omega Centauri
(NGC 5139) and Centaurus A (NGC 5128) in June.

2009 June 8 12h UT 2.251 deg (135.0 arcmin)
C/2008 Q3 ( Garradd ) 13h38m.5 -46o27' 6.9 mag
NGC5139 (Gb) 36.3' 13h26m.8 -47o29' 3.7 mag

2009 June 10 17h UT 0.364 deg ( 21.9 arcmin)
C/2008 Q3 ( Garradd ) 13h27m.2 -42o49' 7.0 mag
NGC5128 (Gx) 18.2' 13h25m.5 -43o01' 7.0 mag”

The details of the cometh of these comet is from this link http://www.aerith.net/comet/rendezvous/current.html

Also from NASA about a few comets lighting up in the sky link here http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy_calendar_2009.html

June 7 - Occultation of Antares. Late in the evening, the waxing gibbous moon will pass in front of the bright red star Antares, in the constellation Scorpius. This occultation will be visible across much of the eastern and central United States and parts of central Canada

June 7 - Full Moon

June 22 - New Moon

June 21 - The Summer Solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere at 05:45 UT. The Sun is at its highest point in the sky and it will be the longest day of the year. This is also the first day of summer

The readers will be asking then, what is the relevant of a few comets showing up and beautifying the night sky with us, the human beings?

Ehmm let us think, there is one famous comet that is linked, mysteriously, with the formation of the state of Israel….Haley’s comet. Is it prophecy or simply numerical coincidence?

Bassam Nihad Jarrar, of Ramallah, Palestine, in his book Israeli Empire Collapses in 2022 AD, claims that there is a connection between Haleys’s comet and Jewish beliefs…

In the book it stated that:-

“according to the vague prophecy the Jewish state will last 76 years…..”

Facts : Haleys comet was first seen in 1948, the year of the formation of the state. It will take another 76 solar years before Haley’s comet complete orbiting the sun. It is estimated that Haley’s comet will reach aphelion (the furthest point from the sun, and nearest to earth, thus can be seen by naked eye) in 2022 AD….Interesting enough, the state reach its zenith point half of the 76 years, i.e. 38 years after formation. This event is also linked to the said comet and surah Al Israa’.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In The Name of Allah, Most
Gracious, Most Merciful

[When the second warning came to pass, We permitted your enemies to disfigure your faces, and to enter your temple as they had entered it before, and to visit with destruction all that fell into their power.] (17:7)

There is a lot of interesting coincidence…………..which was stated in the book and the link http://www.alargam.com/prove/jews/ragm222.htm .

No wonder, past Islamic scholar like Ibn Arabi and alike, study astronomy. These muslim scholar left vast knowledge and the evidence of observation centres still exist in Samarkand,Uzbezkistan(Central Asia) and Spain.

Aside from that, what is the connection between astronomy and human being? Least we forget, the extinction of dinasours was attributed to large comet that bombarded the crust of the then young earth. These caused huge cloud that remained on earth atmosphere for a long time and hindered plants photosynthesis process (plant needed sun rays to process food), thus disrupted the food chain. Dinosaurs, being at the top of the food chain then, were deprived of their food supplies and died en mass. (In 1812 till 1817. the same dark cloud effect,was seen when Mount Karakatua erupted. The volcanic eruption, spewed molten larva and debris to the atmosphere. The debris from the eruption remained in the atmosphere for some years, caused distrupted photosynthesis cycle and was linked to failed crop across the world. The potato blights of Ireland and other famine stories, were folded in earth's history. The island submerged below sea water level, off the coast of Sunda, Indonesia)

I checked NASA website and found this interesting astrobiology topic.. ….link http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai ehmmm interesting subject right? A marriage made out of earth past violent history of massive environment and climate changes due to astronomical events ….a combination….of astronomy and biology…..so human at least learn lesson from the past.

The website stated that astrobiology is the study of:-

“ ...the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. This multidisciplinary field encompasses the search for habitable environments in our Solar System and habitable planets outside our Solar System, the search for evidence of prebiotic chemistry and life on Mars and other bodies in our Solar System, laboratory and field research into the origins and early evolution of life on Earth, and studies of the potential for life to adapt to challenges on Earth and in space” .

So nowadays studies are done to check earth changing environment and climate, the effect on crop yield and relevant astronomical event.


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