Saturday, 18. November 2006
Strong Leonid Meteor Shower Expected TonightIf you live in Western Europe or eastern North America and if that night is clear, bundle up warmly and head outside because you may be able to catch a glimpse of an intense, albeit brief display of Leonid meteors.
Leonid fireball on November 18, 1999
The Leonids are composed of the dusty debris that has been shed by the comet Temple-Tuttle, a small celestial body that orbits the Sun at 33-year intervals. In those years during and then for several years after the comet has swept through the inner solar system, it has had a propensity for producing spectacular meteor displays; meteors falling by the hundreds, if not thousands per hour.
Strong Leonid Meteor Shower Expected Nov. 18 by Space.com.
NOTE: Early on Sunday morning for Europe.
See also: All About Meteors
A meteor shower is a spectacular sight to see, but what exactly causes it? Though often referred to as a shooting star, a meteor is not a star at all. Meteors are actually fallen debris from a comet.
All About Comets
A comet is a minor planet made up of rock, dust and ice. It originates from a cloud of debris remaining from the condensation of the solar nebula. Comets are unique because they are created in the outer solar system, and are greatly affected by the planets they pass.
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A Tuscan Farmhouse
Eye Candy! Sit back and enjoy: A Tuscan Farmhouse
This exquisite classic Italian-style Farmhouse, situated on 3 ocean bluff acres, has the authenticity of character not seen since the early centuries. Classically developed in the serene setting of Santa Barbara, California. This estate envelopes the very essence of generations of Italian cultures redefining attention to details, bringing the past into the present. This stunning residence is approximately 8,000 square feet.
Huh ... and check the other 12'564 remarkable residences at Sotheby's International Realty ... huh!
Colour by NumbersColour by Numbers is a 72 meters high light installation at Telefonplan in Stockholm, Sweden. The installation will be inaugurated on October 23 and will shine during evenings and nights until January 7.
|Under live video you can see a live video image of the tower and also read instructions for how to control the light installation over the phone.|
Colour by Numbers
Hard times are coming ... think of your telephone bill ...
Bond FeverIf you haven't seen any or all of the previous 20 Bond films, then you can catch yourself up by watching the trailers for all of the movies. These trailers also serve as a sort of visual history of film.
Every Bond Movie Trailer
James Bond films are always known for their action, sex appeal, explosions, guns, vehicles, Bond girls ... and the opening credit sequences. Here you can find every Bond opening title sequence.
|Take control of your street luge and race down the mountain. Watch out for debri and the canyon walls.|
This game is a bit bloody. I think I better take the ElectroScoot ...
For all environmental friends!