Sunday FYI

It is the weekend and I try to be an FYI blog, at least over this weekend.

I am always fighting this person or that over definitions and even a few with the “grammar police”…..but in keeping with the FYI thingy…..

Do you know what a “Glabella” or “apthongs” or “scroop” or finally a “caruncule”…..any idea what theses things mean?

Well the Old Professor is here to help you with all those difficult definitions……..

1. Glabella

The space between your eyebrows is a glabella. That’s also the name of the bone underneath that space that connects your brow ridges.

not to worry there are 47 more definitions

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63034/48-things-you-didnt-know-had-names

Now you have the definition for those things that use to be called a do-hickey or thingy or whachamacallit…..

You may thank me later but is not necessary as long as you enjoy the posts.

“lego ergo scribo”

More Space Stuff!

Here I go again with the space thingy….

My readers know that I keep an eye on the Space Force and our travels outside the atmosphere…..

Are we alone in this vast universe?

We may have an answer soon as exploration of Jupiter’s moons may rove that we are not alone….

In just a few short years, we may know if we’re not alone.

Two probes are being sent to a mysterious moon bursting with the ingredients of life. And expectations are high we’ll find it.

Once it was thought life could not exist without the sun’s warming rays.

We were wrong.

The equation for life (as we know it) is surprisingly simple: soluble water, an energy source, and organic compounds.

Jupiter’s moon Europa appears to have all three.

That’s why we’re going there.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/we-are-not-alone-confirmation-of-alien-life-imminent-and-inevitable/news-story/5f1c8c9822b872fb7c9a091d31c29fbc

Our new military branch, Space Force, is getting closer to reality….

The Space Force is setting up a “space doctrine center” where the brand-new American armed service can begin to hammer out how to optimally operate in space, the head of Space Operations Command said Friday.

The Space Force was formally established on Dec. 20 as an independent military branch inside the Department of the Air Force. But much still needs to be done to get the fledgling service up on its feet, including laying out its organizational structure, creating a logo, potentially changing the name of bases and transferring airmen over to the Space Force.

Both the Air Force and Space Force have been working to fulfill these tasks, said Maj. Gen. John Shaw, who leads Space Operations Command and holds the title of U.S. Space Command’s combined force space component commander. Space Operations Command was formerly known as 14th Air Force up until the creation of the Space Force.

https://www.defensenews.com/space/2020/01/10/space-force-to-stand-up-a-doctrine-hub/

Then there is SapceX and their plan for Mars in 2050…..

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed new details about his plans to colonize Mars.

In theory, 1,000 Starships could eventually send “maybe around 100k people per Earth-Mars orbital sync,” Musk tweeted. “That’s the goal,” he added.

Musk envisions these ships departing Earth orbit over a 30-day period, the window of time when Earth and Mars are best aligned to make the trip, every 26 months.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-million-people-mars-2050

I watch The Expanse and you know I can see that world unfolding day by day…..there will be three factions trying to dominate space….Earth, Mars and the newly populated the Outer Planets…..the way we are going about space exploration will not end well for humanity…..but that is a post for another year…no doubt….

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“lego ergo scribo”