Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nature

  • One of the most important aspects of Darwin's intellectual development was the famous Beagle voyage, G a circumnavigation of the globe. On December 27th 1831 he set out on board the Beagle. The voyage allowed Darwin to pursue his interests in geology, botany, anthropology, and biology. He took a small low-power microscope on the voyage, and made many observations.
  • Record-breaking fourth hurricane hits Florida on September 27th, 2004.
  • Hurricanes require a special set of conditions, including ample heat and moisture. For a hurricane to form, there must be a warm layer of water at the top of the sea with a surface temperature greater than 27 °C (80 °F). This is why most level five hurricanes occur over warm tropical oceans. Also, a level 5 hurricane has a barometric pressure of 27.17 or lower.
  • Systemic Enzymes Diminishes After Age 27
  • The pressure at the center of the Earth is 27,000 tons per square inch. At the center of the giant planet Jupiter, the pressure is three times as great.
  • 1 megalithic yard = 2.72 British feet
  • Large triangle on the Moon formed by three circular features (distinguishable from the APP172.jpg Clementine image - http://www.waldonet.net.mt/(tilde)mufor/clement.htm) is 272 miles on each side. [Mercieca is referring to the large triangular formation photographed by the 1995 DOD (Pentagon) Clementine mission to the Moon, subsequently "leaked" to the Enterprise Mission (see below). The formation seems, in the extensive analysis conducted by Hoagland's team, to consist of three "glass towers," spaced in a precise equilateral triangle (the 272-mile spacing of each side of this great triangle is numerically self-referential to this equilateral, i.e., "tetrahedral," triangle) -- the 272-mile triangle roughly straddling the current "Sinus Medii" central region of the Moon. This is also the same region photographed by the Earth-based Lick Observatory in 1937, presented by Hoagland at Ohio State in 1994, first revealing the dark, smaller "equilateral triangle" in the bottom of the 16-mile diameter crater Ukert. Ukert is the largest crater located at times (due to "lunar librations") directly under the "sub-Earth point"of the near-side of the Moon -- close to 0 degrees latitude and longitude.]
  • The crater Ukert (16 mile triangle) is [precisely!] tangential to one side of the larger 272-mile triangle.
  • If the diameter of the Earth = 1, the diameter of the Moon = 0.272 [another inexplicable, "tetrahedral/ equilateral" numerical relationship -- this time for the entire Moon ...]
  • The Moon is currently 60.27 Earth radii away from us and is moving away imperceptibly. [Actually it is moving away at about 1/8 inch per year.] Exactly 200,000 years ago the Moon was [.27 radii closer to the Earth -- another numerically significant "tetrahedral relationship"] 60 Earth radii away.
  • Over the millennia, all the stars are shifting in relation to Earth, due to a
    phenomenon known as precession. The direction that Earth's axis is pointing is
    slowly, almost imperceptibly, changing, in much the same way that a spinning
    top leans one way and then another. This precession occurs because Earth
    is not a perfect sphere, but is about twenty-seven miles wider in diameter at
    the equator than between the poles. The bulge in the middle is caused by Earth's
    rotation. Earth's slow wobble traces out a circular pattern in the sky, and it
    takes twenty-six thousand years to complete one circle. For this reason,
    Polaris will not always be the "North" Star. In about fifteen thousand years,
    the star Vega will take the place of Polaris in the northern sky. By A.D. 27,990,
    Polaris will return to its present position as the North Star.
  • The biggest snake in the world is the anaconda of South America. The largest anaconda ever was 27 feet (8.45 meters) long and more than 3 feet (1 meter) around with a weight of close to a quarter ton.
  • About 27 tons of dust rains down on the earth each day from space, making a total of almost 10,000 tons each year.
  • The world record for the 100 yard dash is 27.1 miles per hour
  • Earth is nearer the sun in January than it is in June - by almost 5 million km (3 million miles). Earth leans slightly on its axis. It is 23 degrees and 27 minutes off the perpendicular to the plane of orbit. This planetary pose is what causes all the variety of our climate, since it determines how many hours and minutes each hemisphere receives sunlight.
  • The red kangaroo of Australia can jump 27 feet in one bound.
  • Easter Island, Chile, Geographical location: 27° 10' S, 109° 27' W - Thanks Bree!
  • Never again in our lifetimes will the Red Planet be so spectacular! This month and next Earth is catching up with Mars, an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. . The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. . Due to the ways Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years but it may be as long as 60,000 years. The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification, . Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. . Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August Mars will rise in the east at 10 p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m. But by the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30 a.m. That's pretty convenient when it comes to seeing something that no human has seen in recorded history. . So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month. . Share this! No one alive today will ever see this again.
  • 27% of the Earth's crust is silicon.
  • There are 27 bones in an adult human hand.
  • The sun rotates every 27 days.
  • The average density of the US is 27 people per square kilometer.
  • The atomic number of Cobalt is 27.
  • 2700 B.C. - The Indus civilization begins to emerge around the Indus valley in southern Asia.
  • 27 B.C. - Octavian becomes the first Roman emperor; the Senate names him Augustus.
  • The next close-call for Earth is expected August 7, 2027, when a 0.62-mile-size object called 1999-AN10 passes just outside the lunar orbit at 0.00265 AU, or 245,000 miles.
  • For a typical human of 70 kg, there are almost 7*1027 atoms
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