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(RedOrbit)   Earthgrazers, Perseid meteors and Mars, oh my   ( divider line
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5803 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Aug 2003 at 8:30 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2003-08-12 1:35:30 PM  

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I know what the article says, but this was the first thing I thought of when I read the headline.
2003-08-12 2:59:52 PM  
Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.

Revelation 8:10&11
2003-08-12 3:47:46 PM  
Mars is getting ready to attack us!
2003-08-12 8:41:27 PM  
Wormwood, isn't that an ingredient in absinthe? If so, that meteor must have had a big bottle inside..
2003-08-12 9:05:30 PM  
Where's Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck when you need them?
Armageddon II : The search for more money.
2003-08-12 9:13:17 PM  
It's freakin' overcast here in Texas. Supposed to be all week as well. Dagnabit.
2003-08-12 9:16:24 PM  
The Perseids are great...always good, sometimes spectacular. Not nearly as much hype as the 33-year Leonids...because those kicked ASS a couple years back...but still a good reason to go out into the middle of nowhere with a blanket and friends.

The Perseids are sorta like the Art Monk of meteor showers.
2003-08-12 9:21:51 PM  
*sigh* be nice to have someone to watch it with

I usually see the meteor shower but Mars added too it will just be beautiful.
2003-08-12 9:31:31 PM  
Q: 1JE?

A: ,R01.

ha ha ha ha ha ha
2003-08-12 9:47:46 PM  
Q: 84859?
A: 45385?
2003-08-12 10:03:26 PM  
Translate the binary please... PLEASE!!
2003-08-12 10:21:55 PM  
Q: 14A45 h
84549 d
245105 o

A: B149 h
45385 d
130511 o

/doesn't get it
2003-08-12 10:31:59 PM  
*sigh* be nice to have someone to watch it with

i'll watch it with you. i just bought a big binocular. i hope you too have a big pair.

well, i mean, you have to have your binocular, otherwise if you use mine, i wont be able to see meteors.
2003-08-12 10:35:07 PM  
Why the hell wasn't this posted until today. A little warning would be nice. And I tell you it must be nice indeed to have someone to watch it with. All my frick'n friends are too damn shallow drag themselves out of the city for one freak'n night to watch one of nature's most beautiful shows.
2003-08-12 10:36:18 PM  
I'm SO there.
2003-08-12 10:39:38 PM  
You mean there's lights in the sky besides the moon and sun?
2003-08-12 11:45:21 PM  
Being of the class of American citizen that can not legally marry an adult of the same sex they love. The Perseid shower is our aniversary. 16 years ago. Which is like 120 in straight years.
2003-08-12 11:49:40 PM  
I'm reading Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars this month.

Awesome books so far.

I am a geek!

2003-08-12 11:55:53 PM  
I was looking at RedNova, and it wasnt even on the site till today. I posted this link around 12pm, and it didnt even show up until about 7pm or so this evening. So yeah, I dont know where the warning went. I guess since the best time to view them is tomorrow morning around 4am, they thought it was warning enough.
2003-08-13 2:21:47 AM  
The girl I'm dating and I had planned on going out to stargaze tomorrow night before I was reminded of this... so it just makes it even better. :o)

Strange I forgot too, today's my birthday so I usually associate the Perseids with it.
2003-08-13 2:34:41 AM  
There are 10 types of people in this world; those who get binary, and those who don't.
2003-08-13 5:43:23 PM  
Went to Sedona AZ to watch the Leonids 2 years running. 2 years ago we counted 5,000 meteors before we lost count!

The Persieds usually have some pretty bright ones. last time I watched them I saw 3 fireballs in about a 4 hour time span.
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