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Is a silent God speaking through the weather?

Is a silent God speaking through the weather?

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2017 “With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts,” an AP writer surmised. There can be no denying that the late-August, early-September series of natural disasters have riveted a nation’s attention, even distracting attention from the crisis in North Korea. […]

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A peek at planet Earth and the moon from between the rings of Saturn

A peek at planet Earth and the moon from between the rings of Saturn

April 25, 2017 On April 12, as the Sun was blocked by the disk of Saturn the Cassini spacecraft camera looked toward the inner Solar System and the gas giant’s backlit rings. At the top of the mosaicked view is the A ring with its broader Encke and narrower Keeler gaps visible. At the bottom […]

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Supercell over Montana

Supercell over Montana

March 1, 2017 [CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Sean R. Heavey] Although it may seem like an alien mothership, it’s actually a impressive thunderstorm cloud called a supercell. Such colossal storm systems center on mesocyclones — rotating updrafts that can span several kilometers and deliver torrential rain and high winds including tornadoes. Jagged sculptured […]

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Giving the devil his due: Satanists raise Valentine’s Day funds for abortion and against Trump

Giving the devil his due: Satanists raise Valentine’s Day funds for abortion and against Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2017 Pro-lifers may be shocked at the appropriateness of the name of The Satanic Temple’s Valentine’s Day fundraiser for its reproductive rights lawsuit against the state of Missouri. It’s called “Hugs and Kisses for Satan”. In a Feb. 9 press release, the Temple said it is “seeking sponsors for its […]

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A 1967 solar flare led NORAD to conclude its early-warning radars were being jammed by the Soviet Union

A 1967 solar flare led NORAD to conclude its early-warning radars were being jammed by the Soviet Union

On May 23, 1967, … all three of the United States’ ballistic missile early-warning radars became simultaneously jammed. Located in the high-latitude areas of Alaska, Greenland, and the United Kingdom, these radars were designed to detect incoming Soviet missiles, and any attack or disruption of these radars were considered to be an act of war. […]

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Forty-five years ago, July 31 . . .

Forty-five years ago, July 31 . . .

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Apollo 15, USGS, NASA] On July 31, 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Iwrin and Dave Scott deployed the first Lunar Roving Vehicle on the Moon. Using it to explore their Hadley-Apennine landing site they spent nearly three days on the Moon while Al Worden orbited above. This digitally stitched […]

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For the next Summer solstice and full moon match-up, wait until 2062

For the next Summer solstice and full moon match-up, wait until 2062

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Laurie Hatch] A Full Moon sets as the Solstice Sun rises in this June 20 dawn skyscape. Captured from a nearby peak in central California, planet Earth, the scene looks across the summit of Mount Hamilton and Lick Observatory domes on a calendar date that marks an astronomical change […]

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Solstice Sun at Lulworth Cove

Solstice Sun at Lulworth Cove

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Chris Kotsiopoulos (GreekSky)] A southern exposure and striking symmetry made Lulworth Cove, along the Jurassic Coast of England, a beautiful setting during December’s Solstice. Five frames in this dramatic composite view follow the lowest arc of the Sun, from sunrise to sunset, during the shortest day of the year. […]

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Apocalypse watch: The countdown to Sept. 28 has begun

Apocalypse watch: The countdown to Sept. 28 has begun

With the “blood moon” or total lunar eclipse expected to occur on Sept 28, the debate if the apocalyptic predictions that it is the end of the world would happen is once more resurrected barely three years after the Mayan calendar did. On one hand, NASA had issued a statement that the blood moon would […]

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Earthrise in 1968, a year of firsts

Earthrise in 1968, a year of firsts

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Apollo 8, NASA What’s that rising over the edge of the Moon? Earth. About 47 years ago, in December of 1968, the Apollo 8 crew flew from the Earth to the Moon and back again. Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders were launched atop a Saturn V rocket […]

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