Thursday, July 31, 2008

Moon Lake and Eclipse

Just some news to share with you guys regardless of whether you are interested or not.

Just read an article that a lake was discovered on the moon of Saturn. Water means life. If there is water, there is life. Maybe there are some microbes living in that lake. This moon, Titan, is the first outer space body with liquid discovered, other than Earth.

This discovery was significant because life started underwater. Yes de, life started from the water on Earth too. Trillions of years ago, there was no life on the land. No plants, no insects, no animals, no nothing. There were only life striving in the sea. Slowly, they move their way up to Earth. I remember a very interesting website on this which I read before. I dunno where is it now.

Besides Titan, there was also ice discovered on Mars and scientist believe that there is ice below all that red rocks and sand.

End of story.

Another news I saw on Nasa was that there is going to a FULL solar eclipse on this Friday, Singapore time 7pm. Damn, it's night time by 7pm so apparently, we are not going to see the eclipse. However, if you are interested in seeing it, it's going to be on Nasa's website, broadcasted live.

Cake+tea, I don't know if you can see it in Vancouver because I saw that some parts of Canada will be able to see the full solar eclipse. I am sure it's going to be a wonderful sight~

7 comments:

fr said...

Hee hee, you really got very
wide interest, from astronomy to archeology and from space travel to ancient opera..

Miko said...

hee hee...I am interested in things from the sky to the core of the earth.

I have too many interest that I cannot have time to study all of them. Basically I only know abit here, know abit there.....

Anonymous said...

cake + tea,

No ne, I didn't hear on the news.

Moon lake sounds pretty, who live on the moon? may be Chang Er, and a little bunny ^__^

SmartChic said...

yesterday i read an article in the 联合晚报 on the Northern Lights one...

It says Singapore has 2 travel agencies organising such trips.

And surprisingly, in order to get there have to take the 破冰船, and have to wait up till one year. Cos the ship can only take 100+ people and have to fight for queue with the worldwide people.

Then there's this ex 空姐 who went there alone, spent $6000. She didnt take the 破冰船 cos she said it will melt the ice causing the sea level to rise or what global warming one... so thoughtful isnt it? Haha...

She said the temperature there is -40 degree celsius!! Fortunately, she managed to see the Northern light, she describe it as if the sunlight is in green colour and it lasted for 10 mins...

Miko said...

cake+tea: hee hee... yah.. maybe chang-e does exist afterall. The moon lake sounds romantic huh..

Smartchic: wah lau. u sure must take the boat or not? Cuz the itinery I checked out says that they will bring in the tourists by plane instead. The boat like need to queue so long leh and some more its bad for the environment. So which are the 2 agencies that organise this?

SmartChic said...

i guess the plane is more expensive than the boat ba?

the newspaper is last week's one, didnt rmb the agencies name cos it's not those common big travel agencies... the agencies name din hear before one...

Miko said...

Too bad you don't remember the agency's name. if not i can go checkout their itineries.