String Theory

Dear Furiends,p1200888

Have you heard the term “string theory’? Do you know that it means? (Purr thinks it’s about mom’s yarn collection and her theories on how to get her paws on it …. NOT!)  In physics, string theory is a hypothetical theory in which one-dimensional objects called strings travel through space and interact with each other.

This jpg, which I discovered, explains a bit more about it. Isn’t science amazing, dear furiends?7194ac44802546fa1f4095e31efbed56.jpg

Mr. M =^.^+

 

Kepler-10b: A Scorched World

Dear Furiends, mtele
Have you heard of Kepler-10b?  If not, it is a scorched world, orbiting more than 20 times closer to its star than Mercury is to our own sun. The daytime temperatures are probably more than 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (hotter than lava flows here on Earth).  Intense radiation from the star has kept the planet from holding onto an atmosphere, and if you want to find out more about it, please click HERE to go to NASA’s overview.ccebbeaf-0b3a-421d-a2e2-64eefd55a7cc.gif

Keep an eye on the sky, dear Furiends!

Mr. M =^.^=

Eta Aquarid

Dear Furiends,mtele

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is the first of two showers that occur each year as a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley’s Comet, with the second being the Orionids. The point from where the Eta Aquarid meteors appear to radiate is located within the constellation Aquarius. Sadly, this location is a bit of a detriment to observers, because this area of this sky only rises an hour or so before morning twilight begins.

Every year, the earliest Eta Aquarids can be seen around April 21 and they persist until about May 12; however, the number of meteors you are likely to see will be low until around the time of the peak on May 5/6. At this time, observers in the Northern Hemisphere are likely to see about 10 meteors every hour, while Southern Hemisphere observers will see about 30 per hour.

Keep an eye on the sky, dear furiends!

Mr. M =^.^=

Perseid meteor shower