Blazar TXS 0529+075 May Have Kicked Off the Betelgeuse Supernova

Above: Orion. Alpha Orion, aka Betelgeuse, may have gone nova within the past 640 years. The following is found at the astronomerstelegram.org, posted 19 Nov 2011; 12:03 UT Quote: Swift observations of the flaring GeV blazar OG 050 (TXS 0529+075) Subjects: Optical, Ultra-Violet, X-ray, AGN, Blazar, Quasar Following the reported flaring activity of the flat spectrum radio … Continue reading

Sunspot Number Falls to 30, Climbs to 84

A "Train" of sunspots. Image found on spaceweather.com

  After the Sun’s dramatic fall to zero and subsequent climb to 90, a peak of 127 was seen on 7/19/2011. Eight days later, the count bottomed out at 30. Last night and this morning, the Sunspot number stands at 84. IF the pattern holds, we will see a return to low twenties in around … Continue reading

From The Astronomer’s Telegram: “New flaring activity in PKS 1510-089″

New flaring activity in PKS 1510-089 Subjects: Optical, Gamma Ray, >GeV, Request for Observations, AGN, Blazar, Quasar, Transient Following the bright flare in PKS 1510-089 reported by the AGILE and Fermi-LAT teams in ATel #3470 and Atel #3473 and reports on activities in the radio band (ATel #3500) the Automatic Telescope for Optical Monitoring (ATOM) recorded an increase … Continue reading

Wikileaks, ’9/11 tragedy pager intercepts’

The following is an email I sent to the editor at the Wikileaks site. I had been mulling over if I should or should not send this data. But I waited for a reply from leaders in the government and it seems silence is the same as non-confirmation. No, I’m sorry. That is not good enough. … Continue reading

The Final 1000 Days: Observations on a Dying World, Made By One of Its Inhabitants

I started this journal 3/21/2010. The original point was to write everyday and observe weather, solar, and geospatial storms. Also to give a perspective unique enough to be interesting. The pages will be testimony to a families’ struggle to thrive, or used as defense material at a future trial ;) I will start by reposting the passages … Continue reading

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