• brahmasutra 1.1.1
  • brahmasutra 1.1.2
The Ultimate Quest For Knowledge…
  
  
  
MENU
Categories
POST CALENDAR
November 2019
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  
Random Posts
meditation

 


STARS AND GALAXIES

 

               
Stars are formed from
the matter which is supposed to have originated from the
interstellar dust which was the by product of Big Bang. All of
the stars that have names (about 2-300 of them)
and were named between 500 and 2000+ years ago.
Most of the star names in use today came from
Arabic names. These days, all stars are named
for their coordinates by the IAU (International
Astronomical Union).

We are in the
milky way Galaxy at about half way from the
middle to the edge on one side. The illuminated
strip we see in the sky as the Milky Way, is the
light from many of the stars in our almost
disk-shaped galaxy. The Milky Way virtually
wraps around the whole sky because of the three
dimensional shape. Cosmic dust and the dark
matter in the Galaxies makes them opaque, so we
can only see about 5-10% of the way across with
visible-light telescopes. The radio and infrared
telescopes penetrate farther.

 Right
Ascension and Declination are coordinates which
identify a star’s location in the sky. RA is
similar to longitude on the Earth while Dec is
like latitude. However, while Dec is measured in
degrees, arcminutes and arcseconds, RA is
measured in hours minutes and seconds. To
convert to degrees, multiply the RA by 15 (since
360 degrees divided by 24 hours is 15).

 B and V
are measures of a star’s brightness through a
mostly blue and mostly green filter
(respectively). The brightness is measured in
magnitudes, which are a somewhat complex
concept. Briefly, a lower (or more negative)
magnitude is brighter and a larger magnitude is
fainter. It’s on a logarithmic scale though. B-V
is an approximate measure of the color of a star
(low means blue, high means red).

 Spectral
type is a measure of the kind of star. They go
in the following order: O, B, A, F, G, K, M. O
stars are typically the brightest, bluest, most
massive and shortest lived stars. M stars on the
other hand are often the faintest, reddest,
least massive and longest lived. The Sun is a G
star, so it is somewhere in the middle.

The letters
don’t actually mean anything. They were chosen
before astronomers really understood stars. The
stars were classified as A, B, C, etc. Later,
when star temperatures were figured out, they
reordered them. The number following the letter
is the subclass. For example, within G, stars
are further classified from G0 to G1 through G9
from hottest to coolest. The Sun is a G2. The
last letter is a Roman numeral indicating the
type of star from I (supergiant) to III (giant)
to V (normal, but called “dwarf”) to VI
(subdwarf).

 The
flickering of the stars we see is due to
turbulence in the atmosphere. It’s just like how
things look wavy when you look over a hot grill
in the
summer, only on a smaller scale. An even
better analogy is that looking at stars from
inside our atmosphere is like birdwatching from
the bottom of a swimming pool: the ripples
distort the picture. That’s one of the main
reasons why space telescopes, like Hubble,
provide such sharp pictures.

In addition
to contributing turbulence, the atmosphere also
acts like a prism when you look at stars near
the horizon. Since the star colors get split
into a rainbow plus the turbulence makes the
star move around, it can appear like the star is
changing color.


 The Zodiac is the
ring of constellations that the Sun seems to
pass through each year as the Earth orbits
around it. Contrary to popular belief, there are
actually 13 zodiacal constellations, if you pay
attention to the way astronomers define them. In
addition to Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces,
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo,
Libra, Scorpius, and Sagittarius; the Sun also
passes through

Ophiuchus
.

 All the
“Signs of the Zodiac” are off by about one
month. (hint: astrology was invented more than
2000 years ago and the precession of the Earth’s
pole has caused changes in the positions of the
stars since then).

The path the
Sun follows is called the
ecliptic.
The ecliptic plane is the plane defined by the
Earth’s orbit around the Sun. All of the planets
except Pluto orbit very near the ecliptic plane,
so you will usually find all of them in zodiacal
constellations.

 Common
FAQ’s about Stars Answered

By Chris Dolan

 

 

the-dream-share-project.jpg The Dream Share Project
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
The Dream Share Project is an inspirational documentary film that follows two recent college graduates on a road trip across America, as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams. Along the way, the pair learn about topics like: discovering one's passion, committing to a dream, dealing with setbacks,… ∞
virus.jpg Virus
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland face an unstoppable alien terror when they board a seemingly deserted research ship in this science fiction thriller. source
go-figure.jpg Go Figure
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Katelin Kingsford dreams of becoming a champion figure skater so when a famous Russian skating coach offers to train her, she jumps at the opportunity. The catch is, to attend the exclusive boarding school for training, she has to join their hockey team to maintain a scholarship. Katelin tries to… ∞
Thumbnail Meditation for New Beginnings – How To Meditate for Beginners – You Have 4 Minutes – BEXLIFE
in free, Howto & Style, life, low, meditation, peace, relaxation, spiritual, video
as , , , , , , , , ,
FREE EASY MEDITATION TIPS: http://bit.ly/bexpeace ? SUBSCRIBE FOR NEW VIDEOS: http://bit.ly/SubBexLife ------- GET MORE GOOD STUFF BELOW ------- ? GET MY T... http://www.youtube.com/v/YoFgQ9bCovc?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata More here: Meditation for New Beginnings - How To Meditate for Beginners - You Have 4 Minutes - BEXLIFE
head-full-of-honey.jpg Head Full of Honey
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Matilda tries to help her grandfather, Lucas, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, to navigate his forgetfulness, and ends up going on a remarkable adventure with him. source
pravarakyudu.jpg Pravarakyudu
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Sasi (Jagapati Babu) and Sailaja (Priyamani) are good friends during their post-graduation time. They think they are in love. But Sasi’s ideology about love irritates Sailaja and both of them separate their ways. Sasi settles as a professor in Harvard University. He comes to Hyderabad to look out for a… ∞
the-sunshine-makers.jpg The Sunshine Makers
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
The fascinating untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counterculture. United in a utopian mission to save the planet through the consciousness- raising power of LSD, these underground chemists manufactured a massive amount of acid, all while staying one… ∞
transgender-nation.jpg Transgender Nation
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Gender identification is changing rapidly and is causing heated division between the left and the right. From LGBTQ, gay, transsexual, transgender and more, lift the veil on the world of the Transgender and explore the secrets of a world most misunderstand. source
bhadram-be-careful-brotheru.jpg Bhadram Be Careful Brotheru
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Karthik (Charan Tej) is a shortfilm maker who aspires to become a feature film director. He falls in love with Shruti (Hameeda) but her father (Surya) refuses to get his daughter married to Karthik.Karthik and Shruti plan to run away and tie the knot in a temple. However, Shruti’s dad… ∞
bomb-city.jpg Bomb City
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Winter 1997. Amarillo, Texas. Brian Deneke is known for his green mohawk and undying passion for punk music. He throws punk shows with his friends at a rundown venue known as “Bomb City.” And Brian, along with many of his fellow “punks,” refuses to conform to the conservative culture that… ∞
deep-ocean-impressions-tranquil-world-relaxation-with-music-nature.jpg Deep Ocean Impressions: Tranquil World – Relaxation with Music & Nature
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as , , , , ,
Meditative impressions from diving paradises of the Maldives. Enjoy a meditation journey to the colorful Coral Reefs and listen to the mysterious sounds of the seas. Water is a fascinating element, as a sea, always in motion and seemingly unfathomable in its depth with a world of life all its… ∞
what-i-would-give-to-live-a-fantastic-love-story-cinderella-episode-11-english.jpg WHAT I WOULD GIVE TO LIVE A FANTASTIC LOVE STORY | CINDERELLA | Episode 11 | English
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Cinderella and Jan, the fortune teller, try to help Nicolas (the violinist) convince the parents of his beloved Variel (the Marquis and Marchioness), to let him marry their daughter in spite of the class difference. Unfortunately, this attempt fails miserably. However, with a convincing speech, Charles persuades the two lovebirds… ∞
city-of-joy.jpg City Of Joy
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
In the best performance of his career, Swayze stars as Max Lowe, a disillusioned surgeon who travels to India after a young patient dies on the operating table. But Lowe's determination to quit medicine is challenged when he meets a committed British nurse who runs a free clinic in Calcutta's… ∞
miso-hungry.jpg Miso Hungry
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as , , , , , ,
Imagine eating nothing but traditional, authentic Japanese cooking for 12 weeks. What sort of health benefits would this kind of diet have on one's body? It is widely known that the Japanese live the healthiest and longest lives in the developed world. But what is it about their lifestyle, diet… ∞
dick-tracy-vs-cueball.jpg Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Luxurious diamonds are stolen but before the thief can safely hide them aboard an ocean liner he is strangled by ex-conman Cueball. He takes the gems and then continues on murdering people that he believes are trying to swindle him. Tess, the attractive girlfriend of Dick Tracy acts on his… ∞
thomas-keating-a-rising-tide-of-silence.jpg Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide Of Silence
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence is a reflective portrait of Father Thomas Keating, one of today's most influential spiritual leaders. Interweaving historical footage, interviews, and extensive conversations with Father Thomas, the film traces his spiritual journey from an affluent New York City childhood, to an austere Trappist monastic… ∞
wisdomkeepers-paqo-andino.jpg Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino is an inspirational film conveying the heart-based intelligence and celestially integrated lifeways of the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition. Recorded on location in the Peruvian highlands, this intimate documentary takes viewers on a journey into the heart of an ancient spiritual lineage to experience the practical and mystical… ∞
Thumbnail Celeste – Reiki Meditation {Guided}
in divine, Education, meditation, Uncategorized
as , ,
Celeste - Reiki Meditation {Guided} For more info on this please visit these links http://www.celestialsounds.co.uk/ and http://www.divineembrace.co.uk/ http://www.youtube.com/v/bPqr-l1ub2A?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata See the rest here: Celeste - Reiki Meditation {Guided}
adele-and-everything-after.jpg Adele and Everything After
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Marty had a heart condition that made her pass out every day. Adele was a cardiac alert service dog who could literally sense the beating of Marty’s heart and save her from fainting. They were the perfect team. They were soulmates. But nothing can last forever, and as the time… ∞
beverly-hills-ninja.jpg Beverly Hills Ninja
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE veteran Chris Farley stars as an orphan who was raised from infancy by the head of a ninja institute. Farley grows into an overweight young klutz who manages to become a ninja, albeit and inept one. His first assignment is not to screw up a murder investigation… ∞
bhadram-be-careful-brotheru.jpg Bhadram Be Careful Brotheru
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Karthik (Charan Tej) is a shortfilm maker who aspires to become a feature film director. He falls in love with Shruti (Hameeda) but her father (Surya) refuses to get his daughter married to Karthik.Karthik and Shruti plan to run away and tie the knot in a temple. However, Shruti’s dad… ∞
bomb-city.jpg Bomb City
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Winter 1997. Amarillo, Texas. Brian Deneke is known for his green mohawk and undying passion for punk music. He throws punk shows with his friends at a rundown venue known as “Bomb City.” And Brian, along with many of his fellow “punks,” refuses to conform to the conservative culture that… ∞
deep-ocean-impressions-tranquil-world-relaxation-with-music-nature.jpg Deep Ocean Impressions: Tranquil World – Relaxation with Music & Nature
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as , , , , ,
Meditative impressions from diving paradises of the Maldives. Enjoy a meditation journey to the colorful Coral Reefs and listen to the mysterious sounds of the seas. Water is a fascinating element, as a sea, always in motion and seemingly unfathomable in its depth with a world of life all its… ∞
what-i-would-give-to-live-a-fantastic-love-story-cinderella-episode-11-english.jpg WHAT I WOULD GIVE TO LIVE A FANTASTIC LOVE STORY | CINDERELLA | Episode 11 | English
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Cinderella and Jan, the fortune teller, try to help Nicolas (the violinist) convince the parents of his beloved Variel (the Marquis and Marchioness), to let him marry their daughter in spite of the class difference. Unfortunately, this attempt fails miserably. However, with a convincing speech, Charles persuades the two lovebirds… ∞
city-of-joy.jpg City Of Joy
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
In the best performance of his career, Swayze stars as Max Lowe, a disillusioned surgeon who travels to India after a young patient dies on the operating table. But Lowe's determination to quit medicine is challenged when he meets a committed British nurse who runs a free clinic in Calcutta's… ∞
miso-hungry.jpg Miso Hungry
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as , , , , , ,
Imagine eating nothing but traditional, authentic Japanese cooking for 12 weeks. What sort of health benefits would this kind of diet have on one's body? It is widely known that the Japanese live the healthiest and longest lives in the developed world. But what is it about their lifestyle, diet… ∞
dick-tracy-vs-cueball.jpg Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Luxurious diamonds are stolen but before the thief can safely hide them aboard an ocean liner he is strangled by ex-conman Cueball. He takes the gems and then continues on murdering people that he believes are trying to swindle him. Tess, the attractive girlfriend of Dick Tracy acts on his… ∞
thomas-keating-a-rising-tide-of-silence.jpg Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide Of Silence
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence is a reflective portrait of Father Thomas Keating, one of today's most influential spiritual leaders. Interweaving historical footage, interviews, and extensive conversations with Father Thomas, the film traces his spiritual journey from an affluent New York City childhood, to an austere Trappist monastic… ∞
wisdomkeepers-paqo-andino.jpg Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino is an inspirational film conveying the heart-based intelligence and celestially integrated lifeways of the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition. Recorded on location in the Peruvian highlands, this intimate documentary takes viewers on a journey into the heart of an ancient spiritual lineage to experience the practical and mystical… ∞
adele-and-everything-after.jpg Adele and Everything After
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Marty had a heart condition that made her pass out every day. Adele was a cardiac alert service dog who could literally sense the beating of Marty’s heart and save her from fainting. They were the perfect team. They were soulmates. But nothing can last forever, and as the time… ∞
beverly-hills-ninja.jpg Beverly Hills Ninja
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE veteran Chris Farley stars as an orphan who was raised from infancy by the head of a ninja institute. Farley grows into an overweight young klutz who manages to become a ninja, albeit and inept one. His first assignment is not to screw up a murder investigation… ∞
michelangelo-revealed.jpg Michelangelo Revealed
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as , , , , , , , , , ,
While Italian art restorer Antonio Forcellino is cleaning centuries of grime from Michelangelo’s statue of Moses in Rome, he uncovers a long-hidden secret in the life of the great Renaissance master. Forcellino embarks on a mission to re-examine the biographies, historical records and works of art created by Michelangelo and… ∞
sasq-watch.jpg Sasq-watch!
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Nigel and Oscar have finally gotten funding for their Sasquatch expedition! But when their guide bails and rival Claus also joins the hunt, they must assemble a ragtag crew of outdoorsmen to be first to track down the undiscovered beast. source
christmas-treasures-discover-the-history-origins-of-the-seasons-greatest-traditions.jpg Christmas Treasures: Discover the History & Origins of the Season’s Greatest Traditions
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Who can say what makes Christmas special? Twinkling lights on a tree, brightly wrapped gifts, choirs singing, Santa Claus, reindeer, friends and family, the list is endless and every family celebrates Christmas in its own unique way. For as long as mankind has walked the Earth a mid-winter festival has… ∞
asees.jpg Asees
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Asees, a young boy, lives a good life and shares a loving relationship with his mother. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when the village council divides his family property. source
herd.jpg Herd
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
We're all here to heal together. Herd explores how horses can guide us to heal the chaos within our lives. During a weeklong off-grid nature retreat, deep in the heart of British Columbia’s horse country, eight people participate in a collective spirit quest of meditation and equine therapy. A documentary… ∞
frank-zappa-classic-album-over-night-sensation.jpg Frank Zappa – Classic Album: Over Night Sensation
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
With complete cooperation and participation from the remaining Zappa family (sons Dweezil and Ahmet, daughter Moon, and widow Gail are all extensively interviewed) and additional interviews with Billy Bob Thornton, Alice Cooper, guitarist Steve Vai, veteran Rolling Stone critic David Fricke, and many of Zappa's closest associates and collaborators, this… ∞
the-final-project.jpg The Final Project
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
Six eager students strike out to explore and record live footage of supernatural activity at an abandoned plantation, but one unsettled spirit gives them more than they asked for. source
jaco.jpg Jaco
in body, Consciousness, divine, meditate, meditation, mind, Music, peace, relaxation, Relaxing, spiritual
as ,
There are few musicians who fundamentally change their instrument, and even fewer still who transcend their instrument altogether. Jaco Pastorius did both. In 1976, Jaco’s melodic “singing” bass style redefined the role of the bass in modern music. Almost overnight, critics hailed Jaco Pastorius as “the future of modern music,”… ∞