Join discussions on moving to and living in the USVI, ask questions, share info & tips! (Vacationing? Visit Travel Message Board)


Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

swans
August 26, 2012 10:58AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

happy

Quote
dougtamjj
I am hung up on the word "event". Weathering, rain, heat, freezing? Weather is an event. Then there are animals such as earthworms, snails, insects that futher break down dead organic material. Composting? That is physical.

Ah! I understand the confusion I am causing and I apologize Tam. The "event" refers to weather. When it (the event ) occurs, it causes a physical/ chemical alteration of the molecules and in these altered states, nature can now utilize them to supple/ seed the soil with nutrients.happy To expand: This particular event is only one contributor to seeding the soil; there are other important processes which are also responsible in supplying soil nutrients and they are not dependent on this one particular specific event. big grin

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

dougtamjj
August 26, 2012 11:15AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,527

Lightening

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

swans
August 26, 2012 11:38AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Quote
dougtamjj
Lightening

Bingo! Lightening. Very well done!

[users.rcn.com]
(See Nitrogen Fixation)happy

#3: Anything within 10 light years will be vaporized.
Indeed. This character is a relatively new and recent find, such that only about 20 or so have been defined as being one. Small in size - about 10 miles in diameter - it is SO massive that a teaspoon of it will weigh about 100 million tons. Anything THAT compressed will contain a mind-boggling amount of energy; deadly and dangerous energy.

No, it's not the "pulsar" that is a neutron star which spins at higher rates; this character spins slowly - about one revolution/ 10 seconds.

It contains an exhorbatant amount of magnetic power.thinking

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

dougtamjj
August 26, 2012 11:42AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,527

Should have guessed that one right away. My gardens in Virginia loved a good electrical storm.

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

dougtamjj
August 26, 2012 11:51AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,527

#3 magnetars?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/26/2012 11:57AM by dougtamjj.

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

swans
August 26, 2012 12:17PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Quote
dougtamjj
thumbs up
#3 magnetars?

[www.space.com]

Yes, Magnetars! Good going thumbs up

#1: Almost a planet; almost a star : A Brown Dwarf Planet.
#2: Breaks molecules to seed the Earth with nutrients : Lightening.
#3: Anything within 10 light years of it will vaporize- Magnetars - due to the extreme emissions of x-rays and radiation.
#4: 10,000 X greater than on Earth : Lightening storms on Saturn.

Congratulations! And thank you everyone! Well done big grin
Swan

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

dougtamjj
August 29, 2012 08:06PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,527

This question is for Swan and only Swan. From JJ aka Joey

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

swans
August 29, 2012 08:35PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Quote
dougtamjj
This question is for Swan and only Swan. From JJ aka Joey

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Hi JJ - aka Joey, my best young Friend,

Who lives in a pineapple, huh? And under the seathinking
Let's see: I think that coral is sometimes referred to as pineapples, but that's not helping me very much.
Ummmm.
My guess has to be some type of fish? It has to be able to breathe underwater, right?
Does this character like pineapples? But, pineapples don't grow under the sea, do they?

I don't know of any fish or sea creature that lives in a pineapple under the sea.
You have completely stumped me, JJ.:thumbs up
Congratulations! So who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Ms. Swan

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

dougtamjj
August 29, 2012 09:15PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,527

Hint: Does live in the sea. Is a cartoon charcter, not real. Male, and his best friends are a starfish and a squirrel. He is shaped like a square. Not a fish. He loves crabby pattys! He works at the crusty crab and works for Mr. Crabs. There is an octopus named squidward who is terribly annoyed by him. The friend squirrel is a scientist like you. He goes on amazing adventures and is very funny but my mom hates him. Who is he?

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

dougtamjj
August 29, 2012 09:27PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,527

You can google it. That's what mom does. She really knows nothing about space things but she is a great research person.

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

swans
August 29, 2012 09:45PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Quote
dougtamjj
Hint: Does live in the sea. Is a cartoon charcter, not real. Male, and his best friends are a starfish and a squirrel. He is shaped like a square. Not a fish. He loves crabby pattys! He works at the crusty crab and works for Mr. Crabs. There is an octopus named squidward who is terribly annoyed by him. The friend squirrel is a scientist like you. He goes on amazing adventures and is very funny but my mom hates him. Who is he?

Hi JJ (aka Joey)

Ah-HA! I think I know now with your helpful hints: Is he Spongebob Squarepants?
Ms. Swan happy

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

dougtamjj
August 29, 2012 10:12PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,527

Wow, I can't believe you got it!!!! Congradulations! You are an amazing person! You are very cool!! You are amazing at science!

Thanks,

Joey

Here's another riddle. Who's last name is Potter? He does cool magic and defeats trolls, evil spirits and whitches? Has two people by his side.
Lives in hogwor†. I think. He wears glasses. He has a magical dissappearing blanket.

I have to go to bed now. Good luck!

Joey

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

swans
August 29, 2012 10:17PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Quote
dougtamjj
Wow, I can't believe you got it!!!! Congradulations! You are an amazing person! You are very cool!! You are amazing at science!

Thanks,

Joey

Here's another riddle. Who's last name is Potter? He does cool magic and defeats trolls, evil spirits and whitches? Has two people by his side.
Lives in hogwor†. I think. He wears glasses. He has a magical dissappearing blanket.

I have to go to bed now. Good luck!

Joey


Thank you for your kind expressions and words, Joey (JJ)
I will work on your riddle.
Good night to you and sleep well, my Friend...
Ms. Swan

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

OldTart
August 29, 2012 10:24PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 6,524

swans, no comment on this month's "blue moon"? big grin

Yeah, I know it's akin to the old "month of Sundays" routine and a real "blue moon" color-wise only occurs in very extreme circumstances but isn't it worth a mention nonetheless? After all, you ARE the sky maven here and I really do enjoy your contributions!

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

dougtamjj
August 29, 2012 10:32PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,527

Yes Swans, tell us about "blue moons". One of my mothers favorite sayings. Once in a blue moon. I enjoy your contributions as well.

Sorry about JJ aka Joey. I do humor him occasionally when it comes to Ms. Swans.

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

swans
August 29, 2012 10:37PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

:

Quote
dougtamjj

Here's another riddle. Who's last name is Potter? He does cool magic and defeats trolls, evil spirits and whitches? Has two people by his side.
Lives in hogwor†. I think. He wears glasses. He has a magical dissappearing blanket.

I have to go to bed now. Good luck!

Joey


Hi Joey,
Ah! I think I have the answer: Harry Potter? I recall he went to school at Hogwart. big grin Thanks for your great and awesome hints!
Ms. Swan



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/29/2012 10:39PM by swans.

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

rotorhead
October 10, 2012 11:06PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,440

For local stargazers. In addition to the VLBA Radio Telescope located on the east end of St Croix we also have in our neighborhood the largest single dish Radio Telescope on planet Earth. Arecibo in Puerto Rico. Just wanted to share some pictures.

You might want to turn down the sound for the first video, lots of rotor noise.

This is the VLBA on STX




Pictures from a trip to Arecibo

The album is here: [s215.photobucket.com]

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

rotorhead
November 13, 2012 01:59PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,440

Solar eclipse today. 3:25 pm

[events.slooh.com]

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

rotorhead
December 11, 2012 05:23PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,440

Asteroid close pass tonight.

[www.foxnews.com]

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?

sheiba
December 11, 2012 06:26PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 483

3 miles wide! No, can not imagine.

Passing 12/12/12...hmmmm.

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

Bombi
December 11, 2012 08:36PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,088

Feminine meteor showers stating the 13th at dusk, should be cool... I got an app that lists when the IAsS is bright and visible, Fly by. I'll post the next good one. Pie in the sky

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

Bombi
December 12, 2012 08:18AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,088

To late to edit but......

Geminoid meteor showers stating the 13th at dusk, should be cool... I got an app that lists when the ISS is bright and visible, Fly by. I'll post the next good one. Pie in the sky

Re: Stargazers - Can You Imagine?
avatar

swans
June 27, 2015 09:06PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1,313

Good evening Stargazers - Mark your calendars:

Star of Bethlehem? Jupiter and Venus converge in night sky.


On Tuesday evening, June 30, Jupiter and Venus will converge and create a dramatic 'star' in the Western sky after sunset says NASA. Sky & Telescope suggests that a similar rare conjunction of Venus and Jupiter may have been what's been called the "Star of Bethlehem" in 3-2 BC.

So where and when should we look for it? Look to the west-northwest as soon as it gets dark, says Dr. Hartigan of Rice University. "After about two hours for most latitudes, the objects will become difficult to observe as they begin to set. They are bright. You might mistake them for airplanes."

Enjoy!
Swan
[www.csmonitor.com]

Join the discussion. Click the button below to Login or Register now!

Click here to login

  • Blue Ocean Transport

Moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Settlers Handbook
Only $17.95

The Settlers Handbook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is your guide to moving to St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island.

The current 18th Edition, released in January 2016, will help you explore your dream of island living. A solid reference book, it was first published in 1975. That's 40 years of helping people move to the islands. A must read. Order today.

Order Today

Advertise

Join VIMovingCenter.com Today!

Tell prospective and current residents about your business.

Learn More →

Sister Sites

VITraders

USVI Books & Souvenirs

VInow

USVI Vacation Guide

Living in de V.I.

USVI Relocation DVD

Proud Supporter

VI Olympic Team

For over 45 years, the Virgin Islands has celebrated the Olympic tradition by sending our athletes to compete.

Learn More →