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Marina Jacobi – 11 D – La historia de los ET – 10MAR2017

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Marina Jacobi – 11 D – The History of The ET’s – March-10-2017

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History of Spacecraft Missions To Comets






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Extraterrestrial A-Z!

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Drekx Omega: Who are the Blue-Skinned Gods…??

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Jan 23

Posted by Wes Annac

Drekx is a friend and ally, as well as a soul who is helping the advancement of humanity and the reuniting of humanity with the Galactic Federation and our benevolent extraterrestrial Family. I hope ...

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The Lyrans – Your Galactic Heritage

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17 January 2012

Hello there friends & star family,

I would like to acknowledge my fellow Light Worker Carterb2424, for kindly providing me with the following information, which he received personally from renown...

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VEGA ARICH M33 1712+4:40+244

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The noble experiment that was begun so far and long ago is reaching its grand joyful final frontier of joy

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December 16th 2011

Per Dusty

This is a channeled message through a dear friend sent from my Andromedan guide Jim.

“The light has been anchored, it has been received through the star gates, and there is no ...

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Matthew’s messages April 23rd 2011

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First, I want to caution the readers about these messages, because, in my opinion, the previous message contain erroneous information about the reason for Libyan war and Qaddafi. Matthew stated that for the first time in his...

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Lyriad Meteor Shower Peaks on Earth Day April 22

Sorry this info is late..... 

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"The best time to look will be between the time of moonset [between 1 and 2 a.m., local time] and dawn, and the best way to observe the show is to recline comfortably, facing anywhere from north to east and gazing nearly overhead," Cook said. news.nationalgeographic.com

Andrew Fazekas

for National Geographic News

Published April 19, 2010

For the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, nature will be setting off some fireworks, with the peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower arriving on April 22.

While the Lyrids might not be cosmic celebrities like August's showy Perseids, the April meteor shower has been known to offer up a surprise or two for sky-watchers

(Related: "Comet 'Shower' Killed Ice Age Mammals?")

"Although the Lyrids have been observed since 687 B.C., the behavior of the shower from year to year is unpredictable," said Anthony Cook, an astronomer for the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

"An average Lyrid shower produces between 10 and 20 meteors per hour, but occasionally these rates increase to 90 per hour," Cook said. "In 1803 the shower produced about a thousand meteors per hour"—just enough to qualify as a meteor storm.

How to See the Lyrid Meteors

This year, Lyrid meteor activity began picking up on April 16, and the shower will run until April 25.

The Earth Day peak will actually come in the early morning hours of April 22, after the first quarter moon has sunk below the horizon, leaving dark skies. (Test your lunar smarts with our moon quiz.)

"The best time to look will be between the time of moonset [between 1 and 2 a.m., local time] and dawn, and the best way to observe the show is to recline comfortably, facing anywhere from north to east and gazing nearly overhead," Cook said.

"The best location is a region far from urban light pollution with a fairly open horizon."

Lyrids to Be a Sprinkle or a Storm?

The Lyrids' "shooting stars" will appear to radiate from around the brilliant star Vega in the shower's namesake constellation Lyra.

Vega now shines nearly overhead in the predawn hours for stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere skies, the Lyrids will produce just a sprinkling of meteors.

As with other annual meteor showers, the Lyrids are thought to be caused by debris left over from a passing comet. When Earth passes through the trail of particles—most no bigger than grains of sand—the tiny rocks burn up in our atmosphere, creating bright streaks.

(Related: "'Major,' Green Meteor Lights Midwest Night Sky," with video.)

The Lyrids have been linked to the periodic comet Thatcher, which has an orbit that's skewed nearly perpendicular to the plane of the solar system, the tabletop-like plane along which the planets orbit.

The dearth of planets along the comet's path means that its debris trail stays relatively stable, which is most likely why the Lyrids have been a reliable meteor shower for centuries.

But sometimes Earth passes through a particularly dense clump of cometary leftovers, and that's when meteor rates skyrocket.

So are sky-watchers this year in for a sprinkle or a storm?

"The only way to know what the Lyrids have in store for you," Cook said, "is to go outside and observe them."

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