For a long time now, some people have considered our Moon to be much more than just a satellite of Earth!
We believe the Moon is in fact a full-fledged major planet in its own right! And we have chosen the
name given to the Moon by the ancient Greeks: Planet Selene (spoken with 3 syllables, Say-'lay-nay). There are several reasons to
believe that the Moon is a major planet, and these reasons have been posted many, many times to the UseNet newsgroup...
a l t . a s t r o n o m y
Ralph Hertle sent some images of the combined Earth-Selene orbits around the Sun... FABULOUS!
Earth-Selene Orbital Images
Astronomical Thank You to RALPH HERTLE !
Okay, Gentle Readers! it's finally finished!
Several hours were spent in June, 2009, putting together
a free online pamphlet
that shows beyond any shadow of doubt that Selene (the Moon) is
a full-fledged major
planet in its own right! And here it is...
THE PLANET MOON
THE OFFICIAL MOON-AS-MAJOR-PLANET-SELENE WEBSITE
DEDICATED TO ISAAC ASIMOV
Recently you may have read about a fascinating anomaly in astronomy.
It's called "Dark Flow", and you can read
more about it here at this link.
One big puzzle about this Dark Flow is that it is in exactly the same area of space as the "Great Attractor",
which was first reported by astronomers back in 1973, and by a different team of scientists many years before that! So you decide. Is Dark Flow really a bonafide "new
discovery"? Or is it just a
THE GREAT ATTRACTOR
The surface lights keep getting brighter and brighter. And
it gets harder and harder for us
to see the stars. Check this out...
Nighttime Satellite Photo Shoot of Earth
Okay, now let's lighten it up just a bit. Here are some favorite and funny astromony jokes!...
Let us tell you about another huge astromony "joke". A few years ago
"alt.astronomy", a favorite UseNet newsgroup, was "invaded" by
several kooks and kook-wannabees. Since alt.astronomy has evolved into a "cutting-edge"
science newsgroup, other groups of people, such as "alt.usenet.kooks" (a superb collection
of self-proclaimed "kookologists" (some call them "Kookstone Kopps")) started considering some ideas in alt.astronomy
just a bit "kooky". So they came, they saw, they conquered. And every REAL kook hungry for attention
followed along with them. Unfortunately, this raised the "noise" level in alt.astronomy to
EXTREMELY HIGH, and it hasn't completely died down yet, even now. One of the outcomes of
all this was a new "official" FAQ put together by "Art Deco", a colorful, die-hard skeptic of alt.usenet.kooks.
And since mention is made of several alt.astronomy readers and posters in this FAQ, you might find it interesting, even funny?
So here it comes...
The "Official" (KoOky !-) FAQ for ALT.ASTRONOMY
And Gentle Reader, it is hoped that you get a good chuckle or two out of it!
OOPS! Sorry, that's become a deadlink. I'll keep looking for it, and
if you happen to find it before I do, please let me know at
s t a r s w i r l e r @ aol dot com
Thank you very much!
And now... for the sirius (serious!) astronomy/cosmology student, there is no place
on the Internet better than Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, to learn about the sky!
And here is one of the best places to begin...
Reading Wiki's physical cosmology page and following the links
will lead you to the stars, galaxies
and galaxy clusters--
the COSMOS we all love and wonder about!
Okay, granted the following is a controversial subject.
Can you still hear Carl Sagan calling the Face on Mars a "tortilla chip mesa"?
The jury is still out, so let's keep an open mind. Let's hope and wish
for a trip soon to Mars to more closely investigate these claims...
The FACE on MARS
( that there's UFO talk that means "This was just put here to add more MYSTERY to this astronomy page !" )
As you may have guessed by now, I am a writer, and while Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan are two of my favorite writer "stars", Napoleon Hill is also one of the
great writer heroes of my life. Hill never wrote anything about astronomy, and yet he DID write material that was designed
to make your life BETTER and BETTER ! So go get your free copy of Hill's book,
THINK AND GROW RICH, and then get
busy absorbing his ideas and improving your life !
If, after you read THINK AND GROW RICH, you STILL find that you don't quite get what his BIG secret was, then
check out this page.
( I was in the same boat as you until I'd read Hill's book three times. )
Thank You Again for Coming!
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look for ways to make it better and better.
So you're welcome to come back again from time to time to see the new stuff.
And if you have any ideas about what you'd like to see here, just
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