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We have another lunar eclipse coming up June 4th, but what’s more important is that the approximate space between the solar eclipse on the 20th and this one was predicted as very seismically active (5.0 or higher) and should be for another week or so.
Italy (in what was said to be a non-seismically active area), Argentina, Tonga, Fiji, Japan, Bulgaria, Chile, New Zealand, India, and Norway. There were also several 4.0 and higher, and a whole lot of micro-quakes in areas that don’t normally have a lot, but only 5.0+ is considered to be statistically significant.
No good for here, since it’s supposed to rain, but maybe you can see it where you are:
The sky is putting on a free light show night. The Lyrid meteor shower is here, and it peaks in the wee hours, reports Discovery News. The Lyrids aren’t as big as the Perseids of summer or the Geminids of winter, notes ABC News, but a new moon tonight should make the sky nice and dark for optimal viewing. The advice at Space.com is pretty straightforward: Go out after midnight and look up.
So last week I was having a very bad echo on my old iPhone and when I called the ATT tech support, they told me it was my phone. I went to the ATT store and got a new iPhone for $1 and took it home. Now the echo problem is even worse. I called tech support again and now I’m told, “Our engineers were not able to reproduce the problem, so that points to equipment.”
“This is like when a doctor says nothing shows up on the tests, so you’re not sick,” I told her. “It doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong, it means you didn’t find it.”
So now I’m going to cancel the ATT contract and hope against hope that I can find another carrier that won’t cause so much aggravation. Anyone have any recommendations?
by Odd Man Out
Another blow to believers in Earthling exceptionalism:
A study published this week suggests that there may be “tens of billions” of planets in the Milky Way galaxy that fall within what scientists call “the Goldilocks zone,” where the conditions for spawning life are thought to exist.
Working with a relatively new technology called the HARPS spectrograph, located at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, scientists said that a survey of red dwarf stars in the Milky Way found that approximately 40 percent had planets orbiting within the Goldilocks zone. They also estimate there are about 160 billion red dwarf stars in our galaxy…