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August 29 - Margaret and 74 Galatea

Margaret (or Uranus XXIII) is, so far as I know, the only prograde irregular satellite among Uranus’ collection of, at last count, 27. It was discovered on August 29th, 2003 by Scott S Sheppard and David Jewitt using the 9.3m Subaru telescope at Mauna Kea, Hawaii. 230 more words


While we all live with hate towards our neighbors,
While we all live with hate without favor
-The Devil Wears Prada


August 27 - 240 Vanadis

Asteroid 240 Vanadis was discovered by the French astronomer Alphonse Borelly on August 27th 1884. It is a “C” type asteroid in the main belt, about 94km in diameter, with a day lasting just over 10 and a half hours. 113 more words


Trump's Tough Talk Diverts Killer Asteroid

Somewhere in the hearts of America — Donald Trump revealed today that it was his tough stance on celestial immigration that turned away an asteroid that would have struck the earth this September, taking American jobs and causing widespread chaos and destruction on a par with his campaign for the Republican nomination. 258 more words

August 25 - Cupid and Mab

Today in 2003  –  Cupid and Mab, moons of Uranus, both of which had been too dim to see on Voyager photographs, discovered by Mark R Showalter and Jack J Lissauer using the… 409 more words


Is there an asteroid heading towards Earth?

The Internet has been a bustle lately with rumors about an imminent threat to Earth’s safety. Dr. Paul Chodas from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and manager of the Near-Earth Object Program joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to soothe everyone’s nerves about the future of the 3rd rock from the sun. 10 more words

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Drilling at 22,000 Miles Above Sea Level

From The Epoch Times, Aug 2015

Lewis arrived at that figure by multiplying the amount of various minerals stored on Amun with their market prices at the time. 784 more words