Jupiter’s Irregular Satellites



The planet Jupiter has 67 confirmed moons. This gives it the largest retinue of moons with “reasonably secure” orbits of any planet in the Solar System. In fact, Jupiter and its moons are like a miniature solar system with the inner moons orbiting faster than the others. Eight of Jupiter’s moons are regular satellites, with prograde and nearly circular orbits that are not greatly inclined with respect to Jupiter’s equatorial plane. The remainder of Jupiter’s moons are irregular satellites, whose prograde and retrograde orbits are much farther from Jupiter and have high inclinations and eccentricities. These moons were probably captured by Jupiter from solar orbits. There are 17 recently discovered irregular satellites that have not yet been named.

Image Credit:NASA/ESA/Lowell Observatory/J. Spencer/JHU-APL


Some strange impending doom


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“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”

~ Edgar Allan Poe ~

The Big Crunch Theory


The Big Crunch Theory.

The Big Crunch is one possible scenario for the ultimate fate of the Universe. Just like many others, it is based on Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. That is, if the Big Bang describes how the Universe most possibly began, the Big Crunch describes how it will end as a consequence of that beginning. In this theory, the metric expansion of space eventually reverses and the Universe recollapses, ultimately causing the cosmic scale factor to reach zero or causing a reformation of the Universe starting with another Big Bang.

If you want to know the past


“If you want to know the past,
to know what has caused you,
look at yourself in the PRESENT,
for that is the past’s effect.

If you want to know your future,
then look at yourself in the PRESENT,
for that is the cause of the future.”

~  Majjhima Nikaya ~

… so worthwhile


justbeingnamaste | DarkAngel0ne

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves.
It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

~ Earl Nightingale ~

Impossible Figures


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Impossible Figures – Art by Oscar Reutersvärd
Oscar Reutersvärd (1915–2002), widely acknowledged as “the father of the impossible figure”, was a Swedish graphic artist who in 1934 pioneered the art of 3D drawings which may initially appear feasible, yet cannot be physically constructed. Born on November 29, 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden, he reportedly suffered from dyslexia and had difficulty estimating the distance and size of objects. But his family was artistic, and encouraged his painting and sculpture efforts.

Do these look possible to you?

Nikola Tesla


When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a
whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of
his movement we must accept this as a physical fact.
But can anyone doubt to-day that all the millions of individuals
and all the innumerable types and characters constitute an entity, a unit?
Though free to think and act, we are held together,
like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable.
These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them.
I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me.
I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one.
And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps
of matter in the universe, I care least for, and it still grieves me.
Does this not prove that each of us is only part of a whole?

Science, too, recognizes this connectedness of separate individuals,
though not quite in the same sense as it admits that the suns, planets,
and moons of a constellation are one body, and there can be no doubt
that it will be experimentally confirmed in times to come, when our
means and methods for investigating psychical and other states and
phenomena shall have been brought to great perfection. Still more:
this one human being lives on and on.
The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away,
but man remains.
Therein lies the profound difference between the individual and the whole.

Nikola Tesla 1856-1943