Daily Archives: February 22, 2017

Hokey, Way TOO ‘Rah-Rah’ Google Doodle To Mark Discovery Of 7 Earth-Sized Exoplanets.

by Anura Guruge


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provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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6 Nikon P900 Images Of The Day — February 22, 2017.

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With my Nikon P900.
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Picture Of The Day (Nikon P900) — February 22, 2017.

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Taken with a  Nikon P900.

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NOT The Pictures Of The Day (Nikon P900): I – IV — February 22, 2017.

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To My Fellow, Born Again, Sun Worshippers — Sol Invictus, Indomitable Is Melting The Winter Away.

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Exactly 26-days away from the Spring Equinox.

March 20, 2017 6:28am Eastern.


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Will Sony Be Announcing Any New Cameras At CP+ 2017 — This Week?

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The BIG CP+ Camera Show in Japan. Click image for details.


Sony’s announcement
patterns over the last few years.

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It has been 64-days since Sony’s last announcement. That is not unusual. But typically Sony would have announced a camera by now.

My bet is on the a 7 III.

It has been 825 days since the a 7 II.

The a7 III interests me! {SMILE}


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NASA’s Exoplanet Announcement, February 22, 2017 — Wouldn’t Get Too Excited.

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Click to access NASA’s press release IF you are really interested. Doesn’t say much other than date and time.


As a cynic I am skeptical that they will have anything ‘Earth Shattering’ — and IF they, by some miracle do, IT would be beyond extraordinary.

The nearest Exoplanet we know of now (and we know of over 3,500) is 4.2 LIGHT YEARS away. That is quite the distance.

Now MAYBE they will tell us that AT LAST we have picked up some radio signals that look like they are intentional. That is as much as I am expecting and even that is a HUGE stretch.

But, let’s wait and see. Just about 12 hours away.

Bon Chance!


> >> UPDATE << <<

I was right! 40 light years AWAY!

Pie in the sky. More later (i.e., tonight).

This was NOT big news. We know of 3,500+ exoplanets already.

There HAS to be other life somewhere … We can’t be alone, we can’t be unique.

This belief that other life will be similar to us is not kosher.

Not sure that water HAS to be a prerequisite. I think we need to be more broadminded. There could be life that lives off Hydrogen. That would be much easier. More of it too.

Later … I am writing another book. No, not on exoplanets.


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An artist rendition of what an exoplanet will look like.


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