Space Weather News for Oct. 26, 2017
UNUSUAL COMET DIVES TOWARD THE SUN: Today, spacecraft are monitoring a close encounter between the sun and Comet 96P/Machholz. This is no ordinary comet. 96P/Machholz has a strange chemical composition that has prompted astronomers to wonder if it comes from another star system. Moreover, it is linked to a complicated network of debris streams criss-crossing the Solar System, suggesting that 96P/Machholz may have exploded in the distant past. The comet will receive a new blast of heat in the days ahead as it swoops past the sun deep inside the orbit of Mercury. Will it fragment further? Visit Spaceweather.com to see the latest images.
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Above: The orbiting Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) is monitoring the comet's approach to the sun. SOHO uses a coronagraph--that is, an opaque disk to block solar glare--to see comets and planets otherwise invisible to the human eye.
Article from the website 9news.com.au
Weather watchers were left confused last night when a freak tropical cyclone appeared on the radar over Melbourne.
The Bureau of Meteorology weather maps gave the impression a massive cyclone, stretching from Rosebud to north of Sunbury, was hovering over the city.
The eye of the 'massive storm' was over the Laverton area, located about 17km south-west of the CBD.
Click on this link for more http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/10/25/09/26/melbourne-weather-glitch-shows-freak-cyclone
Article from the website yahoo.com
When it comes to the objects floating around in our solar system, scientists have a pretty good handle on what they all are. Aside from planets, dwarf planets, and moons, many smaller bodies — like comets, asteroids, etc. — have been tracked and studied for years, if not decades.
Just days ago, something cruised past Earth and was launched out into space thanks to the gravity of the sun, and scientists still can’t say with complete certainty what it was.
Click on this link for more https://www.yahoo.com/news/something-weird-flew-past-earth-scientists-still-don-165140146.html
Article from the website sports.yahoo.com
Being a former leader of the free world has its perks, like being able to play golf with some of the best athletes in the world. Plus, it gives you ample material for world-class trash talk.
Click on this link for more https://sports.yahoo.com/obama-used-alien-talk-get-spieths-head-game-184144186.html
Article from the website rt.com
The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team were caught up in a bizarre mid-air incident when their charter plane was struck by an as yet unidentified object on its way to Chicago, damaging the nose cone.
Click on this link for more https://www.rt.com/usa/408095-plane-nose-damage-ufo-strike/
Article from the website heraldsun.com.au
AUTOMATED police stations are being considered to bolster Victoria Police and get more officers on the beat.
Click on this link for more http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/victoria-police-investigating-automated-smart-police-stations/news-story/57dbaad713af17edcbc4d3cbb2f16247
Article from the website openminds.tv
Newsweek recently released a special edition magazine titled Life Beyond Earth? The Mission to Find the Answer, and while one might expect it to be dominated by stories about NASA’s search for extraterrestrial microbes, or the SETI Institutes search for extraterrestrial radio signals, instead it is full of information about topics such as UFO investigations and alien abductions.
Click on this link for more http://www.openminds.tv/newsweek-special-edition-covers-ufos-and-the-search-for-aliens-in-a-positive-light/41199
Article from the website coasttocoastam.com
With the dust having settled after Thursday's chaotic release of some JFK assassination files by the National Archives, a clearer picture has emerged as to what was actually made public last night.
Click on this link for more https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/the-jfk-files-release-in-context/
Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!
Article from the website educateinspirechange.org
Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!
Click on this link for more http://educateinspirechange.org/science-technology/scientists-discover-biophotons-brain-hint-consciousness-directly-linked-light/
Article from the website theguardian.com
If its origins are confirmed, the asteroid or comet, named A/2017 U1, will be the first object known to come from elsewhere in the galaxy, say astronomers
Click on this link for more https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/27/mysterious-object-detected-speeding-past-the-sun-could-be-from-another-solar-system-a2017-u1