Monday, 25 June 2018

POST 348 COSMOS

Hello. I trust life is being kind to you despite the mad political and strange applied logic to many situations. There are many theories based on religion and some on science about the Cosmos. I feel the system branch of science such as a field, an ocean which all arises and subsides too is valid. Like a chain each link is an intelligent unit, based on the fact that cells and atoms seem imbibed with information and intelligence. The intelligence and information not like ours in words and concepts but silent and in wave formation in which the waves are carriers (i.e TV and Radio ect. )of this information and felt to humans as intuition and deep 'gut' feeling.  These signal silent intelligence's communicate through the adaptation, transforming frequencies that are commensurate and concomitant to the matching frequency of the form and this circulates around the Cosmos and each gigantic journey through the network internet system facilitates the sharing and evolution by shared information not as a selfish one unit seeking domination but a shared evolutionary advancement that serves the one life in every way and in abundance which is like unconditional voluntary loving willingness to see the entirety prosper not at the expense of any one unit in the system.  For humans with our separate agendas this will be a long hard task and like many catastrophes they may well awaken humanity to a higher life. Shame that a wipe out may be necessary before we will awaken.        
GLOBAL COSMIC RADIATION MEASUREMENTS: For the past two years, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been traveling around the world, launching cosmic ray balloons to map our planet's radiation environment. Our sensors travel from ground level to the stratosphere and bring their data back to Earth by parachute. Here is a plot showing radiation vs. altitude in Norway, Chile, Mexico, and selected locations in the USA:

Note: Data from Sweden and several other US states are omitted for the clarity of the plot.
We're about to add a new country to the list: New Zealand. On June 18th, a team of students from Earth to Sky is traveling to New Zealand's north island to launch 3 cosmic ray balloons in only 10 days. Soon, we will know more about cosmic rays above Earth's 8th continent.
Cosmic rays are, essentially, the subatomic debris of dying stars, accelerated to nearly light speed by supernova explosions. They travel across space and approach Earth from all directions, peppering our planet 24/7. When cosmic rays crash into Earth's atmosphere, they produce a spray of secondary particles and photons that is most intense at the entrance to the stratosphere. This secondary spray is what we measure.
The purpose of our mapping project is to study how well Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field protects us from cosmic rays. As the plot shows, the shielding is uneven. More radiation gets through to the poles (e.g., Norway) and less radiation penetrates near the equator (e.g., Mexico).
But there's more to the story. Our launch sites in Chile and California are equidistant from the equator, yet their radiation profiles are sharply different. Chile is on the verge of the South Atlantic Anomaly, which almost surely distorts the radiation field there. Our flights over New Zealand may shed some light on this, because our launch sites in New Zealand will be the same distance from the equator as the sites in Chile. Stay tuned!
Technical note: The radiation sensors onboard our helium balloons detect X-rays and gamma-rays in the energy range 10 keV to 20 MeV. These energiesspan the range of medical X-ray machines and airport security scanners.(Courtesy SPACE WEATHER. COM)
NASA has achieved a first for the class of tiny spacecraft known as CubeSats, which are opening new access to space.
Over the past week, two CubeSats called MarCO-A and MarCO-B have been firing their propulsion systems to guide themselves toward Mars. This process, called a trajectory correction maneuver, allows a spacecraft to refine its path to Mars following launch. Both CubeSats successfully completed this maneuver; NASA's InSight spacecraft just completed the same process on May 22.
The pair of CubeSats that make up the Mars Cube One (MarCO) mission both launched on May 5, along with the InSight lander, which is headed toward a Nov. 26 touchdown on the Red Planet. They were designed to trail InSight on the way to Mars, aiming to relay back data about InSight as it enters the planet's atmosphere and attempts to land. The MarCOs were never intended to collect any science data; instead, they are a test of miniaturized communication and navigation technology that can blaze a path for future CubeSats sent to other planets.
Both MarCO-A and B successfully completed a set of communications tests in the past couple of weeks, said John Baker, program manager for planetary SmallSats at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. JPL built both MarCO CubeSats and leads the mission.
"Our broadest goal was to demonstrate how low-cost CubeSat technology can be used in deep space for the first time," Baker said. "With both MarCOs on their way to Mars, we've already traveled farther than any CubeSat before them."
While MarCO-A corrected its course to Mars relatively smoothly, MarCO-B faced some unexpected challenges. Its maneuver was smaller due to a leaky thruster valve that engineers have been monitoring for the past several weeks. The leak creates small trajectory changes on its own. Engineers have factored in these nudges so that MarCO-B can still perform a trajectory correction maneuver. It will take several more weeks of tracking to refine these nudges so that MarCO-B can follow InSight on its cruise through space.
"We're cautiously optimistic that MarCO-B can follow MarCO-A," said Joel Krajewski of JPL, MarCO's project manager. "But we wanted to take more time understand the underlying issues before attempting the next course-correction maneuver."
Once the MarCO team has analyzed data, they'll know the size of follow-on maneuvers. Several more course corrections will be needed to reach the Red Planet.
Should the CubeSats make it all the way to Mars, they will attempt to relay data to Earth about InSight's landing. InSight won't rely on either CubeSat for that data relay, however; that job will fall to NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Find more information about MarCO here:
https://go.nasa.gov/marco_launch
Andrew Good
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-393-2433
[email protected]
HUGE, MAGNIFICENT, WONDERFUL. 7 min
Food for thought. 6 mins
Courtesy SPACEWEATHER.COM
HUGE DUST STORM ON MARS: Mars rover Opportunity is in trouble. NASA engineers attempted to contact Opportunity on June 12th, but did not hear back from the nearly 15-year old rover. The problem: A huge dust storm is blanketing Perseverance Valley where Opportunity has been working. This sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter shows the progression of the storm:
The huge dust cloud is highlighted in red. Soon after it appeared on May 31st, the cloud swirled south to engulf Opportunity. Right now, the dust is so thick in Perseverance Valley, day has been turned into night, depriving the solar powered rover of the sunlight it needs to charge its batteries.
Opportunity's silence probaby means it has dropped into a low power fault mode. All of the rover's subsystems, except a mission clock, are turned off. The mission clock is programmed to wake Opportunity at intervals so it can check power levels, going back to sleep if the batteries are still low. When sunlight returns, the battery should recharge and Opportunity will fully wake up again.

This is a dust storm of rare size. It is now on the verge of circumnavigating the entire globe, overlying more than a quarter of Mars' land area. This graphic compares the storm to others Opportunity has weathered:
The vertical axis tells us the opacity of the atmosphere. Values range from less than 1 (a little dusty) to greater than 10 (black as night). The horizontal axis marks time after the start of northern spring in units of degrees around the martian orbit (360 degrees=1 full year). This year's storm denoted by the green line is almost off the charts.
Stay tuned for updates as the storm continues to grow. Courtesy www.spaceweather.com
This to my view is the 'climate' change happening throughout the solar system and I suspect elsewhere, see these changes in more detail from POSTS 299 ONWARDS.

Courtesy Reason.com
https://www.rt.com/shows/going-underground/430067-assange-lawyer-global-life/  14 mins in should you not want to watch the Julian Assange lawyer and his latest predicament then go onto the last minutes between two Professors and the climate change. Whilst I agree to a certain extent with their theory I still feel that this latest natural cycle as above is the real driver behind climate change our 10% may tip the changes over and out of natural timing.
What the media don't tell you about China. 16 mins

Bye for now

Be Well 

Geoff 

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