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by James Strom
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Recent Ideas In the Ancient Arts
Topic: Venus transits and exploration
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Venus transits and exploration

I'll bet that not only did Captain Cook know about the transit of Venus, being that it was the ostensible reason for his mission, but that Venus would eclipse something else besides the Sun. One planet transiting or occulting another is a very rare event. The last time that has happened the year was...
by James Strom
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Recent Ideas In the Ancient Arts
Topic: You can name a planet!
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: You can name a planet!

'Snow White' is going to have a some close shaves in a few years. Here's what Stellarium shows.
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by James Strom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Recent Ideas In the Ancient Arts
Topic: Venus transits and exploration
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Venus transits and exploration

I almost forgot to mention that not only is the 250th anniversary of Cook's discovery approaching, but the 500th of the start Magellan's voyage in September 2019!

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by James Strom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Recent Ideas In the Ancient Arts
Topic: Venus transits and exploration
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Venus transits and exploration

I would think that its being opposite Aries is right. As a side note, yet another spacecraft to visit Venus was called Pioneer 12 or Pioneer Venus 1. Hmmmm. Pioneer_Venus_orbiter.jpg There are other ones as well. Henry Morton Stanley was the most famous explorer in the nineteenth century. He was not...
by James Strom
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Recent Ideas In the Ancient Arts
Topic: Venus transits and exploration
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Venus transits and exploration

The transits of Venus are very rare, coming in pairs every 120 years or so. I bring this up because it has recently been the 250th anniversary of the most famous one of all. Have you ever noticed that there is a correlation between the transits and great events in exploration? vts_1518_geo.gif Magel...
by James Strom
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Recent Ideas In the Ancient Arts
Topic: You can name a planet!
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: You can name a planet!

Here's an image of the major plutoids so you can get an idea of the significance of this.


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by James Strom
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Recent Ideas In the Ancient Arts
Topic: You can name a planet!
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: You can name a planet!

'Snow White' is now the largest unnamed object in the Solar System. The next closest, 2002MS4, is much smaller. There probably won't be another of this size found that will be anywhere nearby; Planet Nine, when found, will be much larger but so far away that it's almost undetectable.
by James Strom
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Recent Ideas In the Ancient Arts
Topic: You can name a planet!
Replies: 4
Views: 349

You can name a planet!

It looks like 'Snow White' will finally get a name. Her discoverers have put up a site for you to help them decide. Up until May 10th you can vote twice a day. Vote early and often!

https://2007or10.name/


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by James Strom
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Astronomy areas
Topic: You can name a planet!
Replies: 0
Views: 285

You can name a planet!

It looks like 'Snow White' will finally get a name. Her discoverers have put up a site for you to help them decide. Up until May 10th you can vote twice a day. Vote early and often!

https://2007or10.name/


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by James Strom
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Asteroids and other bodies
Topic: Day and night asteroids
Replies: 10
Views: 3478

Re: Day and night asteroids

I now believe that Cobalt and Palladium should trade places. Thus Pallas is associated with Palladium.