Thursday, September 19, 2013

Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Today’s Autumn Moon, known in American as the Harvest Moon and autumnal equinox, marks the second most important date in the Chinese calendar. During this time Moon Cake is shared with friends and family. My Moon Cake arrived yesterday, compliments of the Yang Yu and the Wu Family; former HICAP students, who stay in touch.
I shared the Moon Cakes with my co-workers, who enjoyed the beautifully decorated sweet lotus delights.

Wishing all a Happy Moon Festival!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Space Earth and the Voyagers

I can hardly contain my excitement about Voyager 1’s most recent finding. Launched 16 days apart, Voyagers 2 and Voyager 1 have traveled in space for the past 36 years; blessing earth’s intellects with data plethoric. The Voyagers are the gift that keeps on giving.

This is the first time that humanity has transitioned from our solar system's solar bubble into interstellar space. The plasma wave science team detected increased pressure in the heliosphere. The pitch of electron plasma oscillation confirmed that Voyager entered the Oort Cloud. The shuttle passed through the heliopause; this is the boundary between solar and interstellar plasma.

It is apparent to me that the dark matter of the universe is detectable by its density. And, its density verifies its weight. I theorize that these heavy densely enmeshed charged particles fuse and are so tightly wound that they explode into photon emitting light, thus, star birth.