Memories of Connor's Adventures

Orlando the Adventurer pulled a Scimitar from beneath his Robes and smiled...

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Fossil Record: A fossilized Jellyfish

I found this round stone in a river bed a hundred kilometres from the sea.
Turning him over revealed a Swiss cheese underbelly where the tentacles of a Jellyfish used to be.

Sharing Poetry: A Poem (in Esperanto)

POEMO
Patro
Patrino
Infano
Onklo
Siblingo
Sangaj parencoj
Ŝoseo
Brutaro
Pluvo
Kultivi
Razeno
Muddy
Footprint
Korvo
Krii
Pirato
Ataki
Al thrash
Minaci
Por timigi
Al marto
Ondoj
Ponto de ŝipo
Tre premita
Malaperi
Musty
Sonu aŭ dormu
Por faligi
Multaj
Akselo
Ŝvelita
Bovo-ĉaro
Kalva
Sklavo
Interkrutejo
Perverti
Pretendu
Movado
Eviti
Por kapti
Kontraŭulo
Lanco
Rinocero
Treti
Preni
Ŝtopita
Kribri
Stampi
Al pulvoro
Eltiri
Mica
Arĝento
Mezuri
Radiuso
Wedge
Fraketi
Movi
Starigi
Damaĝi
Por instigi
Ribelo
Renversi
Eltiri
Detrui
Ridi laŭte
Ĉesante
Disĵeti
Poemo.

Sharing Poetry: A Poem (in English)

A POEM
Father
Mother
Child
Uncle
Sibling
Blood relatives
Hut
Cattle
Plow
To cultivate
Radish
Muddy
Footprint
Crow
To scream
Pirate
To attack
To thrash
To threaten
To intimidate
To March
Waves
Deck of ship
Closely Pressed
To deficate
Musty
Sound or sleep
To drop off
Many
Armpit
Swollen
Ox-cart
Bald
Slave
Traffic jam
To Pervert
Pretend
Movement
To evade
To snare
Opponent
To spear
Rhinoceros
To trample
To tan
Stained
To sieve
To stamp
To powder
To extract
Mica
Silver
To measure
Radius
Wedge
To crack
To move
To erect
To dam
To incite
Revolt
To overthrow
To pull down
To destroy
To laugh out loud
Cheering
To scatter
A Poem.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Terraforming Deserts: I do some garden clean-up

 Here is our Coconut Palm at 7am on a Wednesday (smug bastard). Any way, it is around fourty years old. So why am I up this early, well, its so I can show you why you shouldnt remove those coconuts from around its base. Lazy and worthless gardner that I am, I kind of just threw the stray coconuts in under the tree for the last thirty years.

 They actually break down into plant mulch similar to peatmoss. Those that dont germinate have become in the last thirty years of my patented 'meh' gardening method a protective layer from the harsh sun, and topsoil starter.

It might even be worth growing these suckers on Mars on account of its cruel and jagged topsoil.

Sharing Poetry: A Poem (in Dutch)

EEN GEDICHT
Vader
Moeder
Kind
Oom
broer
Bloedverwanten
Hut
Vee
Ploeg
Cultiveren
Radijs
Modderig
voetspoor
kraai
Schreeuwen
Piraat
Aanvallen
Slaan
Bedreigen
Intimideren
Marcheren
Golven
Dek van het schip
Nauw gedrukt
Om te verdedigen
Muf
Geluid van de slaap
Afzetten
Veel
Oksel
Gezwollen
Ossekar
Kaal
Slaaf
Defilé
Perverteren
Doen alsof
Beweging
Ontwijken
Strikken
Tegenstander
Speer
Neushoorn
Te vertrappen
Bruinen
Stained
Om te zeven
Stempelen
Poederen
Extraheren
Mica
Zilver
Meten
Radius
Wig
Breken
Bewegen
Oprichten
Naar dammen
Opwekken
Opstand
Omver te werpen
Naar beneden trekken
Vernietigen
Om hardop te lachen
gejuich
Scatteren
Een gedicht.

Sharing Poetry: A Poem (in Danish)

ET DIGT
Far
Mor
Barn
onkel
Søskende
Blod slægtninge
Hytte
Kvæg
Pløje
At dyrke
Radise
Mudret
Fodspor
Krage
At skrige
Pirat
At angribe
At thrash
At true
At skræmme
Til marts
bølger
Skibsdække
Nemt presset
At afklare
muggen
Lyd til søvn
At slippe af
Mange
Armhule
Opsvulmet
Ox-cart
Skaldet
Slave
defile
At pervertere
Lade som om
Bevægelse
At unddrage sig
At snare
Modstander
At spyd
Næsehorn
At trampe
At tage sol
Stained
At sigte
At stemple
Til pulver
At ekstraheres
Mica
Sølv
At måle
Radius
Wedge
At knække
At flytte
At oprette
At dæmme
At anspore
Opstand
At vælte
At trække ned
At ødelægge
At grine højt
jublende
At sprede
Et digt.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Exoplanet Explorations: Proxima b




Proxima Centauri Radius: 695,700 km × 0.141 = 98,093.7 km
Proxima Centauri b Radius: 6,384 km
Proxima Centauri is 15.365 Proxima Centauri b Radii in radius. This is approximately what we see in the hubble image (without counting pixels of the star).

Its distance is 7,500,000 km (587 planet diametres) from the star centre which is ten times what it looks like so we are looking at a triangle and its our direction from Proxima Centauri at a gradient of 10:1 at about an angle of 340 degrees clockwise from vertical. I assume that a perpetually star-facing south pole means it is tidally locked.

It Qualifies as Thick cloud so its in the 0.8 Albedo putting its temperature at -167 K (-106 degrees Celsius). It well inside the ice line so I assume the Rings are Water or dust trying to turn into moons?
Did get that one day orbit object in the graph data so a potential moon with water?

Here is to better astronomy toys in the future and a little watery moon named Phet Rok.

Update: some explanatory art

 Its either this side of the star and we can see only part of the ring, thanks to solar noise.
Or its behind the star and we are getting an image projection of what is visible.