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9 August 2018

At http://spaceweather.com (August 6th, 2018) the annual Perseid meteor shower is under way. Each year the Earth passes through a stream of debris left behind by the passage of Comet Swift Tuttle. At its peak up to 100 meteors an hour are expected.

At http://notrickszone.com/2018/08/06/us-instrumental-records-indicate-more… …. US instrumental records indicate more heat waves occurred in the 1930s than has occurred recently. At this time atmospheric co2 was 100ppm lower – at 310ppm as opposed to 410ppm. Heat waves were as frequent if not more frequent – but what is not said is that there are more people – and more people living in remote locations in states such as California. Humans are mainly responsible for wild fires – but heat waves have occurred periodically.

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/08/04/vla-detects-possible-extrasol… … this story was popular at various locations )and sent in by both Jovan and William). The Very Large Array telecope has discovered a planet sized object with a surprisingly powerful magnetic field (see also https://public.nrao.edu/news/planetary-mass-powerhouse ). It is twelve times more massive than Jupiter and travels through space unaccomapanied by a parent star. Is it a planet – or a brown dwarf?

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