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4,000th Comet Discovered Using Digital Images Provided By NASA/ESA SOHO.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & read here. From: nasa.gov


From my “Comets” book
(shown below).

Click to ENLARGE & read here.



The above two extracts from my “Comets” book tell you everything you need to know. SMILE.

NASA/ESA SOHO makes available digital images that amateurs can scan at their leisure to spot comets.

The 3,000th comet thus discovered was made in September 2015.

So just under 5-years to find another 1,000. That is 200 a year. NOT BAD.


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Think – Today: Why Wish A Performer “Break A Leg”?

by Anura Guruge


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actorWhere does the expression “break a leg” used as a “all the best” wish for performers (e.g., actors, singers etc.) come from?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: The first element to be scientifically discovered — phosphorus, in 1669. It was extracted from human urine.


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Think – Today: What Was The First Element To Be Scientifically Discovered?

by Anura Guruge


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periodictablemutedYes, folks have known about gold, silver, tin, copper, lead, mercury and arsenic for a long time. But there had been no science behind their discovery. The first scientific discovery of an element took place in the 17th century. What was that element? You will be surprised and even more as to ‘from what‘ it was discovered.


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’How do trees gain height? Trees, contrary to what you might first believe, do NOT grow from the bottom up. In other words the vertical growth (i.e., height) doesn’t occur from the ground level. That is why a bird box attached to a tree at eye level, or a carving made on a tree trunk, does not continue to move upwards, year after year. The vertical growth of trees occur from the BUDS outwards. So the growth takes place at the top. Here is a REALLY cool time lapse animation.


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My Astronomer Friend, Philip Corneille, FRAS, Visiting The Famed Greenwich Observatory (As In GMT Fame etc.)

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Philip Corneille, FRAS, collaborated with me on my
Comet ISON books.


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Click to access article about visit by Philip.
Use Google Translate.

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We Start 2014 With An Asteroid, AA 2014, Discovered Just Hours Before, Hitting Earth’s Atmosphere!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Let Philip Corneille, FRAS, who collaborated with me on my
Comet ISON books tell you the story in his words:

Click to access his blog post. Use Google translate. Enjoy.

Click to access his blog post. Use Google translate. Enjoy.


Philip also send me this link which has more background information:

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Click to access.