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— Charles Hoy Fort

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas High Strangeness readers... and Happy New Year!

UFO Abduction. Copyright 2005 Phil Scroggs.

Merry Christmas dear High Strangeness readers...
and Happy New Year, too!

Found this fabulous Fortean painting by Phil Scroggs combining the spirit of Christmas and the very fringes of UFOlogy a little while ago. So nicely done.

Thanks very much to you all for reading High Strangeness, those few little hits that come this way are truly appreciated. They even help with depression abatement.

Regarding depression abatement, found out that the St. John's Wort tablets recommended by a friend do in fact help, but the expense is daunting due to their packaging, no doubt intentional.

I've sincerely hopeful wishes that things will be much, much better in the New Year
for each and every one of you!

Be safe and enjoy your families and friends to the fullest.


Blue Eclipse On Mars

Just read a nice new thread on ATS called **Blue Eclipse on MARS: Video by anon72, which in turn led to watching the video on the following post at Wired Science, where this text is from:

Earth isn’t the only planet graced with gorgeous eclipses. On Nov. 9, the Mars rover Opportunity watched the larger of Mars’s two moons, Phobos, slip quietly in front of the sun.

This movie combines 10 individual photos taken every four seconds through special solar filters on the rover’s panoramic cameras. The video was made from images that were calibrated and enhanced, plus extra frames to make the movie run smoothly through the entire 32-second-long eclipse.

Phobos is too small to completely cover the sun, so Martians never get to see total solar eclipses like the one visible from the South Pacific this summer. Instead, astronomers call Phobos’s journeys across the face of the sun transits or partial eclipses.

Images of these transits taken many years apart can help scientists track changes in the moons’ orbits, which in turn gives information about Mars’s interior.

But for some Mars explorers, like Panoramic camera principal investigator Jim Bell, the spectacle of seeing events on Mars as if we were there is just as exciting as the science the images reveal.

“It reminds me of a favorite quote from French author Marcel Proust,” Bell said in a press release. “‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.’”

Video: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Texas A&M