Derinkuyu


Ponder this – the ancient city of Derinkuyu in Turkey, estimated to have been constructed between the 5th and 10th centuries, is completely below ground. Virtually invisible from above, 11 stories deep, able to house at least 35 thousand people. It has an elaborate ventilation system, stables, kitchens, living quarters, and massive sliding stone doors, that make it impossible to penetrate. Quite an accomplishment for people with nothing more than hand tools.

  

http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/turkeyderinkuyu.htm

Extremeophiles


An extremeophile is an organism that thrives in extreme conditions. Particularly fond of geothermal vents, and Arctic ice, they are able to survive under unimaginable conditions.  With this in mind, one must ponder the possibility of other ” extreme ” life forms in our universe.

Diatoms from Mono Lake CA.

http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/extreme/extremophiles.html

Lucy is over 200 trillion miles from earth


An episode of I Love Lucy, broadcast into space in 1951, is now over 200 trillion miles from earth.The universe is so vast, it will still take 26,000 years to reach the center of the Milky Way.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/08/05/89700174/lucys-laugh-enlivens-the-solmar-syste

There are 1293 near Earth asteroids as of June 1, 2012


Any asteroid 100 lunar distance or less, is considered to be a near Earth asteroid. A Lunar Distance is the distance from Earth to the Moon.

Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters:

Asteroid
Date(UT)
Miss Distance
Mag.
Size
2002 VX94
May 26
72.8 LD
1.1 km
2012 KC45
May 28
2 LD
6 m
2012 KP24
May 28
0.1 LD
23 m
2012 KT42
May 29
0.05 LD
8 m
2012 KZ41
May 31
8.1 LD
42 m
2002 AC
Jun 16
62.2 LD
1.2 km
1999 BJ8
Jun 16
68.8 LD
1.1 km
2005 GO21
Jun 21
17.1 LD
2.2 km
2003 KU2
Jul 15
40.2 LD
1.2 km
2004 EW9
Jul 16
46.8 LD
2.1 km
2002 AM31
Jul 22
13.7 LD
1.0 km
37655 Illapa
Aug 12
37 LD
1.2 km
2000 ET70
Aug 21
58.5 LD
1.0 km
1998 TU3
Aug 25
49.2 LD
4.9 km