Happy New Year! Welcome to the 2009, the Year of Astronomy. In this year, i also involved in the Cosmic Diary project, so for the next writing i will put most my writing in my Cosmic Diary project, and put the link to this blog. The journey continue!
It is a wonderful first magnitude star for the southern hemisphere, its name means ‘the mouth of the (southern) fish’, derived from the Arabic, (فم الحوت ); representing a mouth of a fish lying on its back, drinking in the waters pouring from the jars of Aquarius. The lying fish is well known as constellation Piscis Austrinus, and the bright one on its mouth is known as Fomalhaut. Fomalhaut is well noted as one of the brightest star in the southern hemisphere.
Since the ancient time, Fomalhaut has play cultural significance for many observers around the globe. One well known name is Lonely Star of Autumn, because it is the only first-magnitude star in the autumn sky of mid-northern latitudes. For the Persians, Fomalhaut is one of the four ‘royal stars’, that is ‘The Watcher of the North’. Not just for the ancient, Fomalhaut still play major roles for human endeavor in the sky until the modern time. So, what about now? Baca selebihnya »
Sometimes, just boring with all the tediousness, and doing something outside the ordinary. But, doing what? Suddenly, the idea came up, well, let’s take some pictures out of the ordinary? Then i grabbed my camera, put the filter on, take the picture. Because of the filter is in NIR (Near Infra Red), according to the brochure, which is on 7200 Å, added with UV blocker, that would be sufficient to block out the visual domain from our view, and this might be as if we see from the NIR domain. That would be out of ordinary, out of visual domain.
What will happen to humanity in the future, if the water is no longer available to support life? Gee .. that must be a harrowing projection of our future on earth. But, consider any models from climate expert on the changing climate, every models will agree that the trend of global temperature is increasing. Baca selebihnya »
If for some times believing in alien, extraterrestrial being, ET, is only a discussion in science or even pseudo-science; let’s turn the page! Because here comes a new era, when this topic is welcomed by religion. Vatican astronomer says believing in aliens does not contradict faith in God. Right, so humanity is step into a new era.
But before we move forward, are there really exist extraterrestrial life-forms? Baca selebihnya »