Donald Trump will be SO, SO livid IF he ever finds out.
So don’t tell him. OK? Our secret.
23238 Ocasio-Cortez (2000 WU111)
This wasn’t recent either! It was named after her c. 2007 — eleven years ahead of her being elected to the United States House of Representatives.
This is pretty impressive stuff. She got this honor, because as a high school senior (aged 18), from Yorktown High School [Yorktown Heights, New York], in 2007, she won second place in the 2007 ‘Intel International Science and Engineering Fair’ for her microbiology project. Wow.
I really don’t know much about her. Did not even suspect this.
Trump will now want Jupiter renamed after him. But, maybe NOT Jupiter. Mars would be more appropriate and it is a GOOD COLOR match.
The asteroid itself had been discovered in 2000 at the Lincoln Laboratory.
A pretty common or garden asteroid in the asteroid belt. Nothing special. Decent size. Just over a mile across. So, not huge, but not tiny either.
Took me a second to realize what he was TRYING to say.
I first thought it was some arcane New York thing.
Then I had to laugh.
Oh, Dear, Dear, Dear.
YOU know why this is wrong … right? Please tell me YOU KNOW.
This is scary.
Last week it was the Moon being a part of Mars. Today, this. I do worry.
I think it will just about clear the tree line. This is just after 6am. Sunrise is not until ~7:15am. So, plenty of time.
Not for I. I will still be in bed. But, wanted to make sure that you early risers knew of this. Enjoy. Let me know what it was like.
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The Moon does not rise above our trees till around 11:30pm. So, you have to wait for that. Gets better later it gets. Really cool around 1am.
You will still be able to see Mars and the Moon tomorrow (Sunday) and for a couple of days further. But, the Moon will NOT be as fool.
Mars is at a 15-year CLOSENESS, i.e., it hasn’t been this close to Earth in 15-years. So, it is unusually BIG.
Try and catch it. It will be worth it.
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Mars Made Its Closest Approach To Earth In Over 60,000 Years, This Day 14-Years Ago; August 27, 2003.
I think I remember this. 2003 was a busy year.
Wow, closest in 60,000 years. No that is NOT a typo. That is real. Pretty amazing. There have been quite few Internet HOAXES about close approaches of Mars since then — but they are what they are, hoaxes and nothing else.
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Percival Lowell, The ORIGINAL ‘Mr. Planet X’ & Pluto’s Godfather Was Born Today, 162-Years Ago; March 13, 1855.
He also believed that there had been Martians that dug an extensive network of canals on Mars — the Martian Canals!
As with the discoveries of Pluto and Uranus I talk about Percival Lowell, at length in my 2011 paperback & e-book “Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets“ (which is definitely worth looking at (even if I say so myself)).
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Weather permitting this should be quite the conjunction — best seen around 7pm.
The moon is set to set around 8:20pm and more than likely the trees will start getting in the way around 7:30pm.
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