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Cosmos of Government Shutdown: APOD Unimpeded!

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Cosmos of Government Shutdown:  APOD Unimpeded!

Yesterday morning, as the US government decided to shut down portions of services, I noted that the APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) site was still up and had an interesting note at the bottom of how we could access the content uninterrupted.  I found this idea fascinating that the folks at APOD had the foresight and intention to include the following statement:  Note: How to follow APOD if the US government shuts down.  

So today I tried it, and to my utter amazement, found a WORLD full of fellow star beings who can view the artistry, appreciation, humor, seriousness, science, and adoration of the stars despite "the government shutdown."  No less than 29 sites in 23 countries carry the "mirror" of the site to millions of global-family members.
What was also so appropriate, I think and feel, is that the title today, October 2nd, is "All the Colors of the Sun."  This picture reminds me of the rainbow of all that is, the plethora of vibrations and frequencies that are available to us if we look a little further to discover information, wisdom, love and joy. 
Are we the Bringers of the Dawn?  Are we the Stargazers, the Starlights, and the StarBeings that co-creatively join to build a new planet?  Are we the Rainbow Warriors whom the enlightened First Nation peoples spoke of?  Are we the ones who reach through the void, the darkness and depths of the night to bring the light of a new world and a new way of being to all of Gaia?
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Well, are we?
Since this site is in English, I tried the Italian site today.  Enjoy!
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Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
All the Colors of the Sun 
Credit & Copyright : Nigel Sharp ( NSF ), FTS , NSO , KPNO , AURA , NSF
Explanation: It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors. Here are all the visible colors of the Sun, produced by passing the Sun's light through a prism-like device. The spectrum was created at the McMath-Pierce Solar Observatory and shows, first off, that although our white-appearing Sun emits light of nearly every color, it does indeed appear brightest in yellow-green light. The dark patches in the above spectrum arise from gas at or above the Sun's surface absorbing sunlight emitted below. Since different types of gas absorb different colors of light , it is possible to determine what gasses compose the Sun. Helium, for example, was first discovered in 1870 on a solar spectrum and only later found here on Earth. Today, the majority of spectral-absorption lines have been identified - but not all.


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The cosmos is available for everyone.... by Cynthia Piano on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 5:34:58 PM
Thanks, Cynthia! I love this - the US government m... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 7:21:57 PM
Galileo said that mathematics is the language of t... by Cynthia Piano on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 5:55:46 AM
There is a point where mathematics, beauty, love, ... by Burl Hall on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 2:29:38 PM
Wisdom in small bites, as these conversations are ... by Cynthia Piano on Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 at 6:38:40 AM
Cosmic music: this amazing celestial sound is a pe... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:09:11 AM
WOW--luv it!As rare as the Silver Sword at the mou... by Cynthia Piano on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:38:25 AM
I thought you would! I have heard this instrument ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:14:26 AM
Is this an ancient instrument or a newly devised o... by Cynthia Piano on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:11:01 AM
I have to confess I have no idea, I only know it m... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:25:17 PM
WOW!... by Burl Hall on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 2:32:23 PM
You may also like this accompanying music from the... by Cynthia Piano on Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 7:21:10 AM
wow, thanks! loved the Harptwins!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 8:20:35 AM
The HarpTwins reminded me of two angels. I wouldn'... by Amy Schreiner on Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 4:13:02 PM
Thanks for your comment, Amy. Imagine all of ... by Cynthia Piano on Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 5:50:02 AM
I learned more from the APOD site about astronomy ... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 1:05:49 PM
Thanks, Daniel, for your comment--sound bites that... by Cynthia Piano on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 1:20:35 PM
Daniel, for some reason your words made me think o... by Burl Hall on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 2:35:42 PM
I am fundamentally a pantheist. I read a good argu... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 3:53:38 PM
Thanks for the lesson, Daniel, as I learned a new ... by Cynthia Piano on Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 at 6:46:07 AM