APOD: Milky Way Over Abandoned Kilns (2011 Jul 25)

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Re: APOD: Milky Way Over Abandoned Kilns (2011 Jul 25)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:24 pm

Keith Millsap wrote:The only other astrological phenomenon close to that was the comet in the late 90's.
Hmmm. I guess you missed the dawning of the age of Aquarius...
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Re: APOD: Milky Way Over Abandoned Kilns (2011 Jul 25)

Post by neufer » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:19 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comets#In_popular_culture wrote:
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<<The depiction of comets in popular culture is firmly rooted in the long Western tradition of seeing comets as harbingers of doom and as omens of world-altering change. Halley's Comet alone has caused a slew of sensationalist publications of all sorts at each of its reappearances. It was especially noted that the birth and death of some notable persons coincided with separate appearances of the comet, such as with writers Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) who correctly speculated that he'd "go out with the comet" in 1910 and
Eudora Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001)>> :arrow:
Chris Peterson wrote:
Keith Millsap wrote:
The only other astrological phenomenon close to that was the comet in the late 90's.
Hmmm. I guess you missed the dawning of the age of Aquarius...
Who can really say for certain :?:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius wrote:
<<According to different astrologers' calculations, approximated dates for entering the Age of Aquarius range from 1447 AD to 3597. The start date for the Aquarian age is somewhat contentious and there is little uniform agreement upon the date or process leading from the previous Piscean age to the Aquarian age (or between any two ages).

Based on the research by Nicholas Campion most published material on the subject state that the Age of Aquarius arrived in the 20th century (29 claims), with the 24th century in second place with twelve claimants. Eight researchers claim the Aquarian age will arrive in the 25th century while the 21st, 26th and 27th centuries have seven supporters for each century. Other centuries that have a number of supporters for the beginning of the Aquarian age include: 22nd and 23rd centuries (6 each); 19th century (5); and the 18th century (4).>>
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Re: APOD: Milky Way Over Abandoned Kilns (2011 Jul 25)

Post by Case » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:58 pm

neufer wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
Keith Millsap wrote:The only other astrological phenomenon close to that was the comet in the late 90's.
Hmmm. I guess you missed the dawning of the age of Aquarius...
Who can really say for certain?
We all know that was March 1969.
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Re: APOD: Milky Way Over Abandoned Kilns (2011 Jul 25)

Post by neufer » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:57 pm

Case wrote:
neufer wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
I guess you missed the dawning of the age of Aquarius...
  • Who can really say for certain?
We all know that was March 1969.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five-dimensional_space wrote:
<<The "fifth dimension" is often used to refer to unexplored or unknown aspects of the universe, and not necessarily to the mathematical concept of a 5-dimensional space. For example, the opening narration of The Twilight Zone begins: "There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man." In the fictional universe of DC Comics, the "fifth dimension" is said to be the place from which Mister Mxyzptlk, a Superman villain, comes. In 1966, The Byrds released an album titled fifth dimension, using the fifth dimension as a metaphor for unexplored and unknown aspects of the universe and oneself. In Hindu philosophy, the fifth dimension of love of the Divine is termed by the Gaudiya Vaisnavas as turyatita, the dimension of the soul's Soul. The original Doctor Who episode hints at the 5th dimension being key to the abilities of the TARDIS. Douglas Adams' book Mostly Harmless advances the idea of the fifth dimension being probability. In Family Guy, Mayor Adam West sends Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy, to the fifth dimension by making him say his name backwards, commenting, "Only saying his name backwards can send him back to the fifth dimension where he belongs." This is a parody of Mister Mxyzptlk's weakness in the Superman comics.
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