Skynet 1-4-20 “Radiation Clean-up in Space” & “Magnetic Fields and Spiral Galaxy Shapes” – 9PM CT

872fe7622d8472354aea84109750daa7ae6d5db5d6f1a2c66ad2c19281ade579SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Radiation Belt Cleanup in Space/Magnetic Fields and Spiral Galaxy Shapes”

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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet” (1965)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

US Military tests radiation belt cleanup in space

Groovy Artist’s Concept of Radiation in Space

Swirling Magnetic Fields Hint at Origins of Spiral Galaxy Shapes
(Scientific American news item December 26, 2019 and ARXIV research report at

Magnetic Field Lines Swirl Across the Span of Spiral Galaxy M77 (Composite Image)
Space Exploration and Space History
Saturn V/Skylab 1

December 30, 1969

Kuiper Belt Object Arrokoth (2014 MU69)

January 1, 2019
New Horizons flies by Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 Ultima Thule.

Isaac Asimov

January 2, 1920 – Isaac Asimov was born

Dwarf Planet Eris (Artist Rendering)

January 5, 2005 – Eris discovered (The picture is an artist’s rendering.)
Waz Up?
Topic of the Week
“What is Going on With Betelgeuse?” (Part 2)

Artist’s Concept

Life Cycle of a Star

Composition of Betelgeuse

Giant Betelgeuse!

Space Launches For This Week
Space Coast Launches

Upcoming Rocket Launch List

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Launch Schedule

Recent Astronomical Discoveries
Massive Gas Disk Raises Questions about Planet Formation Theory
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