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    The Sun's magnetic field looks interesting. It is at this time the Moon is new unlike now when it is almost full. During a full Moon, the Moon crosses the Earth's "magnetotail" for about six days. The other time it is not in the magnetosphere. It makes me think that there might be a justification for the belief that during a full Moon some people get a bit loony.

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    I think the word lunatic comes from "luna"(moon). Here in Brasil there is also a legend according to which the werewolf assumes his wolf form on full moon nights.
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    Yes, it does come from the Latin for moon. It is at the full moon when it flares it. It occurred to me a justification for such a view would be a magnetic one with the Moon passing through the Earth's magnetosphere (or magnetotail as it is called) for six days around the full Moon. I think it has been shown that we and other animals are affected by the magnetosphere. The moon disturbs that by passing through it.

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    Interesting simulationS of the magnetic field of the sun:

    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard...e-magnetic-sun
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    Nice video of the magnetic aspects of the sun.

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    Storms seem to be different on Neptun:

    http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/ne...tem-05108.html
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    Is this the first picture of an eclipse?
    Professors found a petroglyph of a total solar eclipse in New Mexico.

    http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/0...pse-petroglyph
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    It is interesting that less carbon-14 means more sunspots. I didn't know there was a connection between them.

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    Neither did I.

    A new hot Neptune may be a massive water world
    HAT-P-26b is a steamy, steamy world.
    http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/0...may-host-water

    I was thinking of the Narrator in FREI´s story, who identifies himself with Neptune.
    But calling a new found planet HAT-P-26b is absolutely anticlimatic.
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    The "hot ice" mentioned in that article is interesting. I didn't know water could be hot and solid at the same time.

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    Neither did I. I think these space discoveries are challenging the laws of Physics and Chemistry we learned back in the 20 C.
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    System of super-Earths discovered around a nearby star

    A new study suggests that the system has at least four planets, and two of them orbit on the edge of their habitable zones — the region where liquid surface water might exist. All four are likely super-Earths, and some could potentially even be as big as Neptune.

    http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/0...-a-nearby-star
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    Apparently there is another technique, "radial velocity method", rather than transits of the planet across the star to find exoplanets. All of this makes me think that we haven't found alien life yet because we haven't got enough precision in our measurements. We don't even know all the planets around our sun assuming there is a Planet X out there.

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    Your scientific perspective is very valuable because it makes you notice aspects that escape those like myself who have not studied higher Maths or Physic.
    As things are developing, it seems there might not only be a planet "X" somewhere in reach of us but also planets "Y", "Z"...

    These discoveries surely lead to a revision of the parameters of measurement and evaluation. When I read these articles I get the feeling that the known part of the universe is expanding while the earth and the known part of the solar system are getting smaller and smaller.
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