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A rare blue moon will light up the Halloween night sky
"A rare blue moon the second full moon in a month will be over any trick or treaters tonight. Of course, that Blue Moon only happens once in a blue moon every 2.5 to 3 years, the Red Planet. Will be on full display with the Blue Moon in the night sky Tonight. Mars won't pass this close to earth for another 15 years.
A rare blue moon will fall on Halloween this year
"Does a full moon appear on Halloween at once in a blue moon? Blue Moon isn't really blue. It's just used to describe the once in a while occurrence of a second full moon within a calendar month. We have a full moon on October 1st and second tonight squeaks in before the end of October and so happens it gives us a full moon on Halloween. And so myths, legends and movies all say something spooky should happen. Tonight's Blue Moon will also have something red. Nearby. The planet Mars will appear adjacent to the moon, looking as tiny as a star
"blue moon" Discussed on WSB-AM
"No Thane. I dealt with this nonsense yesterday. It's going to be you can see it around the world so long as it's not cloudy, so long as there is a storm coming so most people are not all the people are going to see it. Another thing the just I'm looking for a little little clues about just how stupid we become in this country. And I think the fact that the headline has to say rare Blue Moon. Might be yet another example of how stupid we have become. We need to put the word rare in front of blue moon. I thought that's what blue Moon once in a blue moon. You mean, you know, that phrase comes from exactly a blue moon means rare means we have like a lot. You know, like the beer. I drink a lot You don't like redundancy is what you're saying. People say, six people say stark contrast, annoying man contrast is that its contracts? It is what it is. It is. It is. It is. It's a contrast. Now You can move on your TV back in the old days, you could make it starker or less start the contrast. There may be a spectrum there. Possibility. You know, my my big problem is is it just drives me crazy and everybody does it? I will search for the smartest person I know of on television, and they will do it. And there's the people who point to something and say, It's very unique. I cannot get past that one. That one drives me crazy. That is an idiotic thing to say something is either you make or it's not unique. Okay, Here we go. Now he's a gentleman. Unique means one Of a kind. You cannot be very one of a kind. You can't be almost slightly when you're either one of a kind or you're not. There is zero modifying of the word unique. So something is either unique and you say it's unique or it's not. But every single time in your life that you've said that something is very unique. You've acted like an idiot. But you live in a country where no one noticed. So are you really an idiot at all? You really see the glass is half empty? Yes, well, my glass of coffee, you're really completely The Von Hassler doctrine is very unique. Yeah, no doctrine is unique. It's unique. It's a It's a show on a talk radio station, not trying to tell you how to vote but just entertaining on a daily basis. One of a kind, unique, not very unique, that kind of unique, not mostly unique, unique. These little teeny things are important to me, but I know that they're not Any value to anyone else. People they like people.
"blue moon" Discussed on Short Wave
"This message comes from NPR SPONSOR IBM today isn't a restart. It's a rethink. That's why AM businesses are partnering with IBM to Change How they work from chains to customer service? Let's put smart to work visit IBM DOT com slash think to learn more. All right back. So today, you're going to explain what's the deal with the phrase, blue, Moon right and so for more on this, I called up Coron Rojo's these days. She's an operations engineer for the Mars Perseverance Rover, but I've always loved staring at the Moon I call it my I love Oh my God I love that. I know right and actually when she picked up our zoom, call her virtual background was her favourite crater on the moon to Giordano Bruno. And Corinne spent a lot of time studying the moon. Her previous job was as a researcher for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter which fun fact is the only active Nasa Science Mission to the Moon. Very cool. All right anyway a blue mischie- specific kind of full moon. So let's just start by explaining why you can see the moon at all. What you're actually seeing isn't light from the moon. It's sunlight coming from the sun reflected on the moon and then shining back. Onto Earth. So once side of the Moon is always fully lit by the sun, but what dictates how much of the Moon you can see is how much of the lit upside is facing us with changes as the moon orbit right. So during a full moon, the side that's facing us fully lit and that happens about every twenty nine and a half days as part of what's known as the synodic period or how long it takes for an object in our solar. System like the moon to return to approximately the same position relative to the sun and the person looking at it from Earth Okay and within the synoptic period there's lunar cycle. Yeah. I. Know There's some like waxing and waning involved in the lunar cycle. So let's talk about that. Yeah. So technically when people talk about the lunar cycle, they start with the new moon, not the full noon and the new moons basically the opposite in that it seems like the moon has. Disappeared from the Sky Right, because the moon at that point is kind of between the sun and the earth. So standing on earth, the light is kind of hitting the back of the moon will the upside you can't see right? The Moon is still there. It's just not illuminated by the sun. Yeah, and so then it starts waxing more and more of the side of the moon facing us as lip from the sun, which means that the full moon is building up. I is little crescent. THAN FIRST QUARTER THAN WAXING GIBBONS US. Actually give. US. It's a technical term. Okay. And then eventually, it reaches full moon sounds. Then, it starts waning manning you see less and less of the moon until there's a new moon again, and you can't see any of the Lit Up Part Rinse repeat twenty nine and a half days later. When we did it. Okay. So Finally. We get to the question. When is a full moon blue moon yeah. Okay. So here's where we turn into a mini history podcast barren. Told me that actually Blue Moon has had many meanings over the years. It used to be that a blue moon referred to the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. That's what's known as a seasonal blooming but I'm guessing that's no what it means right so In the Mid Twentieth Century, the meaning was actually misinterpreted in changed and nowadays when people say a moon. So Blue Moon, what they're usually referring to is the second full moon that happens in one calendar month. So you've got a lunar cycle that lasts about twenty nine and a half days. Okay in. So in months where you get the full moon at the very beginning like how we had one on October first, there's time for. At the end like tomorrow on Halloween right which usually happens around every two point seven years which, yeah, that's not nothing but it's not actually that rare then a blue moon. Yes. So I mean blooms in general aren't that rare but this particular Blue Moon, a Halloween Blue Moon for everyone in the US hasn't actually happened since nineteen, forty four that's World War Two. Logos so so we actually have rare Halloween Blue Moon Twenty twenty situation. Okay. So generally speaking once in a blue moon terrible saying it's not actually that rare. Is it even Blue Rebecca or is this whole thing ally I? What do you think? You're about to crush my dreams right now? One hundred percent. For the sake of our friendship all at current do it the moon colored does not physically change the moon will remain. It's beautiful gorgeous color that we know in love but hang up but sometimes the color can appear to change and that is usually related to volcanoes dust storms, wildfires. You know stuff here on earth because basically there has to be enough. Ash of a particular size kicked up into the earth's atmosphere to scatter all the smaller red light particles making it look bluish. So generally speaking it's that like gray and white beautiful moon body we know in love exactly pretty rare for it to actually look blue. So you got women's all right. So you're telling me balloons that rare and not actually blue. Yes. Great on the Blue Moon Front for fatness say. Well what is shortwave for other than destroying your dreams of facts Mary? You know what I'm saying one hundred. All right. So we normally turn to listener mail here, but we are switching it up today to send off our producer Brent Bachman instead he has been with us since day one and it is technically allegedly his last day on the show. And so I thought it would be really cute if we could just also something we really love about Brent Bachman and show how much we really appreciate him. So okay, all start no pressure. My favorite thing about young is that he is so nonchalant in his. and His playfulness that he'll even let me nickname him young. Ridiculous All right. Your turn. Okay. Okay. I would say that Brent taught me to lean into being weird instead of hiding it which I appreciate. How to trust myself and my instincts unless we disagree and then he taught me to trust Branson stinks. It's the right thing to go. It's the right thing for sure. Okay, all right. We're not the only ones who want to say goodbye to be be hey, this is Emily Kwong Brent. You taught me the power of a good prop. Slime in our. Episode using objects to tell stories on the radio and how to just roll with the punches. I aspire to be even a little bit as calm and kind as you are under pressure he is calm under pressure. This is Brett another producer on the show. The thing about Brent is that he's a total boss, but he would never let you know that he's so incredibly generous with his time his skills we were the luckiest to get to work with him. This is via Brent your incredibly talented. I, hope we get to work together again at some point. and. Even though.
"blue moon" Discussed on The Ten News
"Let's give snap. Salute to the full size Candy House Hey. Learn more from lane check out our podcast nature nerds and speaking of the moon on Monday. NASA scientists announced that they discovered water in ice on parts of the moon were they didn't know it existed. It's a game changer for thirsty astronauts. Did you know that candy corn has been around since the eighteen eighties back then about half the population lived and worked on farms candy corn was originally marketed as chickenfeed alongside other agricultural theme treats like Candy turnips. One, way to get kids to eat their vegetables. Did, you know Halloween isn't the only celebration happening this weekend it's also a time for the yellow smart does the day of the dead a Mexican holiday that begins at midnight November I and actually spans for two days. And No, it is not Mexico's Halloween. It actually has nothing to do with Halloween, at all the other LS Myrtos, data dead originated thousands of years ago, and is based on a belief that the debtor kept alive in memory and spirit and can temporarily returned to Earth during the other smirk does. This isn't that a beautiful idea. As, part of the celebration families create a friend. US, alters that honor the dead and put food marigolds, photographs, candles, all kinds of meaningful personal items that are meant to welcome the spirits back to the Linda. beliving. David the dead. It's not a sad time not at all. It's a joyful celebration of life filled with food music, dancing costumes, and parades. If you've seen the movie cocoa, you've seen a little bit about day of the dead. and. Now, the time has come for your trivia question of the day. Off. Can you tell which of the following spooky US tax is real and which are fate? It's trickier than you think is it a sleepy hollow New York? Be. Frankenstein Missouri. See Tombstone Arizona. D Back. Cave. North Carolina e Transylvania Louisiana did you guess? The answer is. A. B. C., D. and E. that's right. It was a trick question they're all real towns. To the time of year for tricks and treats, right Would you wanna live in any of these spooky towns? My pick is I've already been to sleepy hollow New York. I'd say back cave North Carolina maybe the Batmobile you never know. Times up. That's the end of the ten for today. You can catch new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. The ten news is a CO production of small but mighty media in collaboration with next chapter podcast distributed by heart radio the ten news Halloween episode was written by editorial director, Tracy. Kripke per crooks with contributions from Stephen Tomb Gins. On. Your the shadow Scholtz and lane. The creative producer is jeter. The Friendly Ghost Pascua marketing is led by Jacob Frankenstein with web support by frightening Adam far editing and sound designed by mummified Pete Musto under the production direction of Jeremiah. The terrible tiddle executive producer Donald, all dark and show creator. Tracy believes Kaplan browns out team. If you have questions about the show, a story idea or a fun fact that you want to share with. US. Email us at hello at the ten news dot Com and don't forget to subscribe rate and review the ten news on Apple podcast Iheartradio spotify or where ever you listen to podcasts professor. Bethany, Van Helsing and thanks for listening to the news. Now, go get into some hocus-pocus. Testing. Testing. Is. This thanks still on. I can't tell. You listening. Here's one last message for parents and Guardians Hey parents and awesome guardians. I'm Tracy Leads Kaplan executive producer of the ten news and who are you? You said, what do you think about all the fun facts that are in the show I, think they're very interesting. Did you know that if you go to the website, the ten news dot com, you can submit your own fun fact you can do that. Yeah. We want to hear from everybody with all of their crazy fun facts that they know. That's pretty cool. visit our website ten news dot com, and while you're there, you can sign up for our newsletter, learn more about the team and share your feedback on the show anything else you want people to know about the show not really. See you later..
"blue moon" Discussed on The Ten News
"You know the one I'm talking about the one that gives out full-sized candy bars. The Holy Grail. Of Halloween Candy. But That only happens once in a blue moon. Once in a blue, Moon? This common phrase is used to describe something that's rare but where does this expression come from? Well, surprise surprise? The answer lies in our favorite subject science. What you see when you look up at the moon in the night, sky is actually determined by the sun sounds crazy but it's true. Our moon acts a giant mirror and reflects the rays of the sun. The shape of the moon looks like it changes because of its relative position to the earth and the Sun. Some nights, the moon is a thin crescent shape. Some nights it's a big shiny circle and some nights you can't see it at all. This. Is Because the moon orbits the earth and the Earth orbits the Sun. Each month the moon rotates around the earth. During this time, we get one full moon. As its name suggests, a full moon is when you can see the Moon in its full glory big and round and bright. A Blue Moon is the term given to a special type of full moon but what makes a blue moon? So Special Does the Moon actually turned blue. Know Does the Moon twinkle and sparkle like a diamond. No not that either a blue moon is special because it's a bonus full moon. Because of the way that the Earth and the moon orbit, there's almost always just one full moon a month but every two and a half years a blue moon happens, and that's when there are two full moons in one month. Pretty cool right and luckily for you Kiddos the next blue moon falls on Halloween. So who knows maybe you'll find that holy grail of.
ZZ Packer Reads Lesley Nneka Arimah
"Highs easy. Hi, Deborah. Welcome. Welcome back. Thank you. Thank you to be back. So. I come across the story who will greet you at home. Did you read it in the magazine when it came out? Yeah a did I read in the magazine I couldn't kind of believe the story I was just so impressed by it. I didn't know who this young new writer was and not that shortly after I believe it was maybe a year or so after I met her at McDowell and we kind of really hit it off and we would right three thousand words a day with each other and that kind of thing. But but yet if I met her just by way of the story itself. What impression did it make on you at the time? Well, I was just blown away. I'll be honest with you because I kept thinking. Here's the story that sort of starts off very quietly in creeps up on you and then you kind of only thinking in this very fairy tale way about it like not not quite a fairy tale well, because you know there's the real world, but then there's this other aspect of it and it's something. That Jerome Stern calls kind of Blue Moon where it's kind of like this, just one supernatural aspect of the world and the rest of the world seems to go kind of as is, and all of this is just making me hop along with the story as it's being told rather than analyzing the story. The way I normally kind of tend to do when I'm reading stories I just marveled at it and I still do to this day. Yeah, it's hard to classify isn't it? It's not quite speculative fiction. It's not satire. It's got a little folk tale in it. It's got a little horror story in it yeah. Yeah Well. We'll magical realism to exactly exactly and it makes me think of Maria Tatar. She's the. Harvard I guess folklorist fairytale expert. I don't know what you call, but she writes about fairy tales and there have psychological aspect and how each of them is sort of dealing with the traumas of childhood that every child has and I've always loved fairy tales I always have I will stop and read a fairy tale a couple times a month and I kind of realized why after reading some of her work. Because they're just so interested in this sort of very acute way in which they deal with what it's like to be a child, and then what it means to go from childhood to adulthood. So to read about this, which incorporated like those fairy tale aspect folk tale aspect, but also had these very real literary psychological kind of consequences. So I thought it was very masterful. Yeah Yeah and she was so young when she wrote it in an early in her in her writing career. Yeah. But already had this in a way. It's more of a fairy tale about the trauma of Motherhood the child. Yes exactly and that's the other thing that you don't really read about like one of the aspects of fairy tales that Maria Tatar hit upon is that you almost always here a read that they are orphaned in some way and this kind of like a reverse orphan story you know you've. Woman girl slash woman who is wanting to be the mother and what it means for her to suddenly get a child rather than suddenly be orphan and so that to me was just you know as a mother myself, I was just intrigued by it and how could capture so many aspects of motherhood that we don't even want to admit to like there's this way in which you know you're doing everything for this child no matter what the child is sort of doing to you and your personal life. You're just go ahead and you're like, okay I'll give you my all I. Don't know if I'm revealing my own mother Zeile there but. Yeah, it'll all come clear when people hear the story. So. Maybe we should dive in now. and. Now, here's easy packer reading who will greet you at home by Leslie Neck Reema. Who will greet you at home. The. Yarn baby lasted a good month. Emitting dry cotton, soft gurgles in pooping little balls of lint. Before again, she snagged its tie on a nail and it unraveled as she continued walking mistaking its little hoops for the beginnings of hunger not the cries of an infant being undone. By the time, she noticed it it was too late, the leg, a tangle of fiber, and she pulled the string the rest of the way to end it rather than have the infant grow up maimed. If. She was to mother a child to mute and subdue enfold foldaway parts of herself. The child had to be
Another Full Moon (MM #3452)
"The Maison with Kevin Nation. We're in the middle of another full moon know we had one about every month sometimes 2 in a month depends on where they fall exactly wage the lunar cycles, but when you look up in the sky at night right now, it's the corn moon now, I didn't realize until just recently that each and every Moon had a special name. You've heard of the Blue Moon not necessarily the song that there was a blue moon the Harvest Moon Shore, but the corn Moon that was kind of new to me. Now. It makes sense. If you go to the Old Farmer's Almanac it's name for the time of year when they harvested the Staples like corn and pumpkins and squash beans and wild rice. So it goes back many years that goes back to the Algonquin tribes. But according to NASA this full moon is also known as the fruit moon and the barley moon in parts of Europe the Hungry Ghost Moon in China, and I guess have always had names her at least most of them have had names but now each and everyone has to why so we can talk about it more but it's kind of funny. We all have different names for it. Everything's kind of similar the same but just slightly different. Isn't that the world we live in, Georgia?
Democrats demand investigation over firing of powerful New York federal prosecutor
"The chair of the house Judiciary Committee at representative Jerrold Nadler confirming he's planning on issuing a subpoena to Attorney General bill bar that to compel testimony about the firing of U. S. attorney Geoffrey Berman over the weekend Berman was investigating trump associates Senate minority a Democrat Chuck Schumer as the senator from New York I will not return a blue slip on Mr Clayton's nomination but regardless Jay Clayton should withdraw his name from consideration and refused to be an accomplice to this game there appears to be no legitimate motive to fire Mr Berman which leaves the obvious question for president trump and Attorney Attorney General General trying trying to to remove remove them them for for a a corrupt corrupt motive motive was was it it because because Mr Mr Berman Berman of of the the Southern Southern District District of of New New York York or or pursuing pursuing criminal criminal investigations investigations into into president president trump trump and and his his associates associates president president certainly certainly has has a a pattern pattern of of firing firing government government watchdogs watchdogs were were investigating investigating his his misconduct misconduct or or that that of of his his associates associates we we need need an an immediate immediate top to bottom investigation into what transpired with applied to dismiss Mr Berman every time the president breaks a window the Senate Republican majority dutifully sweeps up the glass every Blue Moon or sell Republican senator will issue a mild rebuke of the president's behavior behavior Dennis Dennis wrongly wrongly worded worded letter letter but but the the response response is is never never commensurate commensurate with with the the offense offense and and as as a a result result president president trump trump knows knows there's there's no no lines lines he he can't can't cross cross Berman Berman was was never never formally formally nominated nominated to to the the post post despite despite having having been been personally personally interviewed interviewed for for the the job job by by the the president president instead instead he he was was installed installed by by a a federal federal court you heard as Schumer mentioned Clayton residents of replacement pick now in response to president trump saying he wasn't involved with the firing of Berman White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee is said that the president was only involved in a sign off capacity and that Attorney General bill Barr requested the termination bar claiming that the president requested that the termination
Catch tonight's pink moon, 2020's largest supermoon
"Tonight mother nature will give us a show the biggest brightest supermoon of the year will peak over earth at nine thirty five our time here central standard time as some of supermoons are called the blood moon Blue Moon this once dubbed the pink moon gets its name from the pink wild flower that blooms in the spring around
"blue moon" Discussed on Court Junkie
"Jennifer Wilkerson a crime lab analyst with the Florida Department of law enforcement testified about the DNA evidence in the case. She said the hammer that was found in the Smith Residence. That is believed to be one of the murder. Weapons tested positive for blood and that it had DNA from von Seal John Richard and Donald on it Donald's. Dna was also found on the inside of Richard Spells on the handle of Von salespers- on Richard Chuck Book and on five cigarettes. That were found in the trash can inside the home. One of the cigarettes also had von seals. Dna on it along with the presence of blood. Wilkerson testified that von sales blood was also found on the kitchen. Sink Faucet on cross examination Wilkerson said there was also DNA from an unidentified person on the handle of the Hammer Andrea minyard. The medical examiner who performed the autopsies testified about the victims injuries including conceals quote traumatically amputated. Pinkie finger. She said John. Stomach contents showed that he had corn and green beans. Von Seals had corn Richard Stomach had crinkle fries which is co worker had testified earlier. He had eaten for lunch on that Tuesday. After her testimony the state then rested defenses. I witnessed was a wiccan. Minister named Paul Larson. Larson told the jury that if Donald had killed his family as a sacrifice their bodies wouldn't have been covered with blankets and rugs they would have been offered as a sacrifice to the divine. Csi analyst Christine Rawlins was recalled to the stand for the defense. She testified that there were over. Four hundred pieces of evidence in the case and that she did not change gloves after handling each one. She also testified that she did not fingerprint the Thermostat and doesn't know who turned the temperature down. Dr Jonathan Arden forensic pathologist testified that there were several things that struck him about this case including the timing of Duff which he said he had concerns about. He said it was odd that the dog hadn't yet fed on any of the victims and that it was also That fly larva had not yet gotten to the bodies either. He said he believes the deaths occurred after Tuesday based on their body temperatures. Dennis Wallet a former police chief and retired officer testified about the handling of the evidence in the case he said since the crime scene technicians didn't change gloves when analyzing each piece of evidence they could have transferred. Donald'S DNA to the hammer for example. He also said the logging of people in and out of the crime scene wasn't done in this case and that's a problem more important when people leads because of the scene was altered in any way you know it went may have been altered what they have done. You could go back and link. What was their purpose for being there? And and make a determin abate determination about that. He called some of the procedures used in this case improper instead. It's very problematic. That agent infantry considered donald a suspect within an hour of his arrival at the crime scene. It's very problematic. Once you make a preliminary opinion based on a hunch your an instinct and you don't look at any other possibilities For example the other three victims one was killed or at least attacked in different manner. One was had a position with the Department of Homeland. Security now was he the target and these others had cover up. We don't know but once a detective develops a theory and only considers information which supports his or her theory. Then you are either ignoring or refusing to accept other possibilities so and at least in the initial stages okay. You could like him as a potential suspect but to exclude all other considerations at that point is the antithesis of a a sound objective criminal investigation. The purpose of the investigation is determined the truth. What happened not what. This detective thinks may have happened Particularly before the whole scenes process. And you gather all the information in her closing arguments prosecutor. Jensen reiterated their theory on Donald's motive. This family of three was minding their own business staying to themselves and taking care of one another for years for years and no one tried to harm them until that Tuesday July. Twenty eight two thousand fifteen when this defendant? Donald heart-lung already had his mind that he was ready to retire. Fifty eight years old. He wanted to cash in on his family's fortune. He wanted the money that he knew he was never going to get unless and until all three of his family members died she said John had over two hundred thousand dollars in his account. Von Seal and Richard had over three hundred thousand dollars in each of theirs and this defendant knew about it because remember he told his co worker Mr Bailey that his mom was wealthy and when she died he was going to get the money. Quit his job and retire. And Lo and behold ladies and gentlemen three weeks later this defendant submitted his letter of resignation. She asked who knew the family's schedules who also had a motive to murder that man she said pointing at the defense table. She then went over the timeline again saying that the family was killed on that Tuesday. She pointed out that Richard was wearing the exact same thing in surveillance video from work on Tuesday that he was when his body was found and his last phone call was to his mom on his way home from work that night. His phone was never used to make any calls or send any text messages ever again. She displayed a photo of Von Seals pill case which showed her Tuesday. Pm Pills still inside. She then showed a photo of the food that was left in the oven for Richard Food that went untouched and was still there. When the bodies were found on that Friday Donald's attorney told the jury that Donald was never able to grieve for his family because an hour of their bodies discovery. He was accused of being a murderer. He said there's no evidence. Donald knew about his family's money none whatsoever. He said he also pointed out that Christine rollins admitted that she did not change gloves for every piece of evidence. He said that in not doing that. There's transference nobody knows how much that is bad. Crime scene work. He said you were sitting on the most serious and solemn cases that we have in the judicial system and your verdict is incredibly important to the integrity of the system. And I ask you to consider all of the evidence and after considering that evidence to return a verdict of not guilty for each count of the indictment. The jury deliberated for about five hours before finding Donald guilty at his sentencing. Donald told the judge that he loved his jury that they had paid close attention. But that they were duped. And you were do. T- said my DNA and my mother's house where I frequented all the time. Your honor that is not even real evidence. He said he is innocent and asked for a mistrial which the judge denied the jury then recommended a sentence of three consecutive life sentences. He was spared the death penalty. And that's all for this episode as always. I'd love to know what you think about this case. Do you believe Donald murdered his family. Or do you believe the defense's case that they only focused on Donald's and didn't even look at other suspects. How would you voted? If you were on the jury you can let me know by joining the conversation on Instagram. At Court. Junkie by tweeting me at Junkie Pod or by emailing me at PODCAST AT PORT JUNKIE DOT COM to learn how you can hear these episodes ad free and how to support this. Podcast VISIT PORT JUNKIE DOT com slash support. 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"blue moon" Discussed on Court Junkie
"She testified that she collected about four hundred. Or five hundred items and swabs in this case and that some swabs were then sent to the Florida Department of law enforcement for testing she said investigators decide what gets swabbed and Sund. She told the jury that all the TV's in the house were off and that the temperature in the home was very hot. Another crime scene technician. Lindsey Elliott testified that there was an unlocked safe found in Richard's room with a large amount of money inside totaling more than thirteen thousand dollars. Lawrence missio crime scene technician testified about what he found inside. Donald's house he said. In one of the rooms there were multiple tables that had candles figurines and peepers with Pentagram on them. Another table had an owl figurine books candles and a Ouija board in one of the table. Drawers were books on witchcraft. And His spool of row. He tested areas of the House with Blue Star to see if there is any blood. He testified that small area rugs the top of the toilet seat and two areas on the floor in the living room by the front door tested positive along with donald shoes that he had been wearing. They were snobs for DNA. A box of twenty two caliber ammunition and five shotgun. Shells were found but no firearms nor bullets. That matched what Richard had been shot with which was a nine millimeter. Were found Tammy Dunkin worked at the Department of Homeland Security with Richard. She just divide that not only were. They Co workers that Richard was her best friend. They didn't hang out often outside work because she said Richard was busy with his family a lot but they went to lunch together almost every day and texted each other constantly. She testified that Richard had a work blackberry and a personal iphone six. He typically kept his blackberry clipped on his belt and his iphone on the outside of his pocket she recalled the last time she saw Richard on Tuesday. July twenty eighth. She said they went to lunch together as they always did. He ate his sandwich and crinkle fries that he loved leader. He left work at the same time as she did at about six thirty five PM. They drove home the same direction and she lost saw him as she turned off into a shopping center and he went towards his home. That was about six fifty. She estimated she sent him a text message around eight thirty saying she hoped he would have a good day the next day since he was off. He never responded. That was unusual. She said on Wednesday. She texted him at about two thirty about an issue with work. She texted him again at three thirty about another issue and still no response. That too was unusual. She said in all the years she had known him he never not showed up for work but on Thursday he was a no show. She texted him in the morning to see if he wanted anything from McDonald's but no response she did the same thing the next morning on Friday. No response. She said. She was aware that on Tuesdays. Donald would go over to the family home to make dinner and on Tuesdays. How did Richard Seem about going home? He was usually hesitant. Would HE Stay late Yes. He usually be six seven o'clock before I go home. And would you sometimes stay with him? Yes special agent Matt in Finger testified that he I saw Donald in a patrol vehicle and what was his demeanor when you first contacted him on salon just doesn't seem too worried about what was going on. The interview agent in finger did with Donald was played for the court in it. He asked Donald how his mom was able to afford purchasing so many things from QVC all the time and he said he doesn't know but he reckons. It's from his dad's retirement. He was asked if his bipolar. He said he has no idea. He doesn't even know what that is. When agent in finger described it he said he may have acted that way when he was young but not anymore. H Inventor told him that neighbors didn't see any cars out of place or anyone else at the House since Monday. He said neighbors saw John. Get The mail on Monday. But not on Tuesday agent in finger told him that he probably killed John before he could get to it that day but Donald insisted he didn't. Here's another clip from that interview. Where agent infant gets even more forceful telling Donald that he did murder his family.
"blue moon" Discussed on Court Junkie
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That's right you can get ten percent off and get ritual delivered right to your door filling the gaps in your diet with essential for women a small step that helps support a healthy foundation for your body visit ritual dot com slash court to start your ritual. Today that's ten percent off during your first three months at ritual dot com slash court. Donald's trial began in January. Two Thousand Twenty Van Silversmith Richard Smith and John Smith. Those are the three people that were killed in this case. And they are the mother. And the two half brothers of this defendant. Donald Heart Tom. The three of them on sale Richard and John. All live together in their home on deerfield drive and on Tuesday July. Twenty eighth of two thousand fifteen. You will see that. This family was brutally. And violently murdered by this defendant. State's attorney bridget. Jensen gave the opening statements on behalf of the State of Florida. The motive for the killings she said was money. Van Seal in her will left everything to Richard and John. She's specifically excluded him from her will and what she will see during the course of this trial through evidence is that for him to get anything. They all three had to die. She told the court that Donald would go to the Smith home. Every Tuesday and Cook dinner for the family. He was off on Tuesdays. He would then eat with his mom and brother John and leave richards food in the oven for when he got home. As Richard Typically worked later on Tuesdays on July twenty eight th two Thousand Fifteen. Donald went over there and cook dinner and that is the last day the family was known to be alive. The defendant went over there to say he cooked fried chicken frozen corn frozen green beans French fries and biscuits richards was left in the oven. She said the evidence will show that after they aid. Donald then killed his mom and John. She said he cleaned up the blood and the food he took blankets and clothes and piled on top of John's body in the done. He then moved his MOM's body to John's room down the hallway and then covered her with clothing and blankets. He took rugs and place them on top of the bloody drag marks and then he waited for Richard to come home at about seven PM. She said Richard Walked into the den and Donald shot him in the right ear. It wasn't a very good shot and didn't do any major damage but she said the shot was strong in startling enough to stun him. Donald then slit his throat and placed blankets clothing items on top of Richard's body to it will be clear to you through the evidence in this case that this family was murdered. That Tuesday while this defendant was there cooking their last meal she said because Donald was excluded from the will he had to kill all three of them in order for him to be included as she said this Donald who appeared to be listening intently at the defense table mouthed. The word no Donald's attorney Michael Griffith told the jury that prosecutor Jensen's opening statement was masterful but that it leaves out facts or lack of facts. He acknowledged that Donald would go over to the family's House and Cook dinner every Tuesday. He said he did this for years. He would also visit sometimes on other days to watch football or to hang out with his family so as far as DNA in this case is concerned he said you could expect that Donald's GNA would naturally be all over the house. You're also going to hear what contact DNA ads. I suggest to you. You'll hear testimony the contact the means when I'm here and I'm touching this lectern if someone were to put my legal assistance purse on top of that my DNA could be on her purse. Knock because I touched her purse but because she put it on top of my DNA as what's called contact DNA. He told the court that there is no evidence that Donald knew about the will and that investigators never bothered to look at anyone else. They just zeroed in on Donald as for who the real killer is. He said he doesn't have to answer that but it wasn't his client bureaus no indication of any physical evidence that he committed any of the murders. There was no gun found. There was no gunshot residue found on any of his clothing. There was no blood found at his house. There is no blood found in his car. There was nothing to link him in any way to these murders besides his DNA as mom's house where he went at least every Tuesday to cook dinner for for her and his two half runs. He also said there would be no testimony that Donald didn't like his family or was mad at them. There is nothing these murders. When you see the photographs of the crime scene. They were done in a rage. An angry rage. You are not going to hear any testimony from any witness. It's GonNa say my client had an explosive temper. Ever yelled screamed at his mother or his brothers or in any way fought with them. In fact he dearly loved his family he asked the jury to Find Donald. Hard tongue.
"blue moon" Discussed on Court Junkie
"Donald said he had no reason to kill his family that there was nothing his mom wouldn't do for him and that he loved her to death. He said he doesn't know who did it when asked if he would provide a sample of his DNA he said of course H in in finger then leaves the room for a few minutes. And in the meantime another officer comes in and starts shuffling some papers around on the table he casually asks how's it going and Donald says not good then as the officer is walking out of the room. Donald says quietly. They just told me that my whole family was killed. Oh yeah the officer asks yeah my whole family. Donald says the officer asks what happened. He said they were all shot to death. Donald tells him in their home. The officer asks him if agent in finger has asked too many questions yet. Yeah he seems to think I did it. Donald says why does he say that the officer asks? I don't know I guess 'cause I was over there. The day of the killings donald replies agent in finger then comes back into the room. He brought a Manila envelope to take a swab of Donald. Dna Agent in finger asked Donald if he would be upset if his dog died. Donald said Damn right I would be upset. It would be like losing part of my family. Agent in finger pointed out that the dog is all he has left now because everyone in his family is gone. I know that you told me that. Donald said that's all I got if I lost that dog. I'd be really really upset. Maybe not like how I am now but I'd be very upset. He said Ou agent in finger asked Donald if he would take a lie detector test he said Yes. Donald was taken home after the interview but officers called him back in later that night by that time they had gone through the crime scene and found no evidence of forced entry or of a robbery. They had more questions for Donald. This interview started around one. Am Agent in finger asked Donald about a Ouija board. They had seen in his house and asked if he's a WICCAN. Donald said yes. He has been for about three years. It's a religion based on nature. He said they celebrate seasonal changes in different holidays. Agent Finger asked if it has anything to do with moon phases and Donald said. Yes it has a lot to do with moon. Vases he said that wiccans stuff and these ceremonies or whatever you do. Do you have anything like sacrifices or anything agent finger asked Donald Chuckled and said no? There's no sacrifices he said there's nothing about harming or killing anyone agent in finger said that when there's two full moons sometimes wiccans will offer a sacrifice. Donald said. He's never done that that it's when it's a blue moon and that it's very very rare. It's kind of interesting what they do. Agent Inventor said they drain the blood out of their sacrifice and hit them in the head and then they cover them to keep them warm. I don't know anything about that. Donald said emphasizing that. He wouldn't even hurt an animal. What's ironic about all of this is? That's the same way. Your family was killed. Egyptian finger said the same way my family was killed. Donald asked a thought they were shot in the head. No agent finger said.
"blue moon" Discussed on Court Junkie
"The details of the murders at the small house in the forty six hundred block of deerfield. Drive in Pensacola. Florida were horrific. The evidence will show that Donald Hard tongue beep John in the head with a hammer and slit his throat. The evidence will show that this defendant beat his mother in the head with a hammer and slit her throat and the evidence will show that when Richard came home from work on that Tuesday. This defendant shot Richard and the side of the head and slit his throat. Just has he did his mother and John. The victims were seventy eight year old von Seal Smith and her two sons forty nine year old John Smith and forty seven year old. Richard Smith Assistant. State's attorney bridget. Jensen told a jury. Nearly five years later that unseal spent the majority of her time sitting in the recliner in her living room and ordering from. Qvc Her husband of forty seven years had passed away in two thousand twelve and so she lived at home with her two adult sons. Richard and John Richard also known as rt worked as a computer specialist for the Department of Homeland Security. He was not married and didn't have any kids. He basically worked went home and took care of his mother and brother John. John reportedly functioned little slower than most people from an issue at birth. He was a cart-pusher at Walmart and had worked there for over twenty years. He also wasn't married and didn't have any kids. Neighbors would later say that the three of them were not very social that they mostly kept to themselves but on Friday July thirty first two thousand fifteen officers with the Escambia County Sheriff's office responding to a wellness check found all three murdered in their home agent. Andrew Smith was one of the first officers to go inside. The doors. Were all locked. But they were able to gain entry by using a credit card on the back door as soon as he walked in agent. Smith smelled a foul odor. Like a dead body. He saw a small white dog running around and noticed dog feces on the floor. He and his fellow officers called out. Sheriff's office come out as they walk down the hallway. The smell was overwhelming. There was a laundry room. That store was closed. They opened the door and saw blood. Splatter around two large mounds of clothing and blankets. So let's better put on gloves. And then I started to peel back the closing and the blankets and as a starting to fill it back I saw a A large shoe looked on to be on like a white man's body. I touch the ankle. It was cold Then there was another large mass to my right It was like a love seat so I did the same. I started killing the clothing back and the blankets and then I saw a bear white foot. It also appeared to be a male. I touched it. It was cold and there was a little editing president. He pronounced the two males Richard and John. Deceased at eleven fourteen. Am they then continued searching the residence and came across a bedroom door? That was closed inside. This room was another huge mound of clothing and blankets on the floor agent Smith again started slowly peeling back the layers which revealed the hand of an elderly woman. It was cold to the touch and there was L- avidity in the fingers. He pronounced von Seal Smith. Dead at eleven seventeen am it wouldn't take long for investigators at the scene to discover that there was another third son of conceals who lived in his own house nearby fifty eight-year-old. Donald her tongue was von sales. First son from a prior relationship. Richard and John were his half brothers. It also wouldn't take long before investigators zeroed in on him as a suspect. There is that saying after all about motive means opportunity and Donald Arguably had all three. There was something else about Donald that caught their attention. When they went and searched his house they found a Ouija board figurines and various books about the WICCAN religion at a press conference about the murders. Escambia County sheriff. David Morgan said they believed that. All three victims were beaten with a claw hammer before their throats were then slit. Richard was also shot in the head. Sheriff Morgan said they also believed that they were killed as part of a ritual in anticipation of that. Friday's Blue Moon. Initial research is led us to believe that there's a potential that it was a ritualistic. Killing our person of interest. has some ties to a a faith or religion. That is that it's witchcraft. I'll I'll say that right now and so three months. After the bodies were discovered Donald her tongue was arrested and charged with the murders. The media dubbed him the Blue Moon killer but at trial prosecutors seemed to abandon that theory now had another one on the evidence will show ladies and gentlemen that he did it all for their money. Did Donald Her tongue murder his mother and two brothers or was the real killer still out there. This is Jillian and you are listening to court. Chunky episode one five.
Houseplant Takeover with the RHS Gardening Podcast
"Welcome to the gardening podcast house plan special. My Name's Matthew pottage and the curator of our chest Garden Weasley and. I absolutely love house plants. I think I mentioned him a few times. I'm here before and for very very special one off episode. I'm joined by. I want to call them the Queens of house plants and Swiss Bank from gardeners question time and Jane Perron from on the Ledge. And we're going to have a bit of key cow talking about houseplants so yeah this is the first of its kind. I going to call it a podcast swap. Jane ever to you I can you explain to us about on the ledge and how that's GonNa emerged with. The rich. Has podcast today. Well it's a wonderful opportunity to have our listeners. Listen to a podcast and my podcast is weekly. Pool cost per house plants that I've been making taking since February two thousand seventeen and it's basically just my excuse to talk about house plants because nobody else in my family's interested in God. I just decided to start a podcast to provide an outlet for my conversations and also just as a way of being able to email somebody and say. Did you want to have a chat with me about gives Mary and actually have a reason to do it. which is putting on the podcast? So it's just a personal passion that's turned into a bit of a an ongoing thing thing and I have great from here and he's also become a reunites community of listeners. Around the world just great. It's really really good. And and I mean I see you as a bit of a current trend in house plans now. But I mean you've been stalwart kind of a real champion of house plants for years but you know pulling faces the busiest because I started to grow them when I was very young. And obviously I think I've sort of became known ernest houseplant. Lady tonight because of being a whistle looking of previous glasshouses glasshouse supervisor and then subsequently going onto gardeners world when and Jeff Hamilton was the presenter going up to Rutland where he lived. He really wasn't interested in house and so he was really really happy for me to take that over and I guess that's where I really got the sort of title of House Plot Lady House Plant Queen so we are going to start our journey into house plants. I should do some homework and I can see. You've absolutely follow the requests. We've got some beautiful bits of plant material on the table and some very nice photographs on here. Yeah so can you tell me l.. Can we talk a bit about a plan. That inspires your interest into indoor plants. Hopefully we'll see some images of it or enjoy my one because this is just in the mind brain but the one that I wanted to talk about was in Mali. Doc Surgery as a kid and other if you remember they used to be. This is way back. You use those colored lights and they would let your light with your doctor would lie up would earn. And then you'd be called in you put number up and right next to that. was this huge Swiss cheese. Plan the monster delessio which is so trendy now but this was like back in the day this was late nineteen seventies antes and it was just huge and it was going everywhere and they're rare real roots all over the place and I don't think it probably got watered reported more than once in a blue moon but I just sitting there waiting waiting for my doctor's appointment looking at this plant and going. What is it that I come from? Why is that in here? Not Spark Fascination for me and it took require a few years to get my first Swiss cheese plant but it was something that sparked off that interest in indoor plants. And they seem to you when you do see them are ending waiting rooms James. I remember one in the hospital for my hometown. And because they would normally grow up trees on scaling up any kind of structure. They don't need massive pulse pop studio so they can get enormous plants with a small pot roots everywhere and as long as like a corner Selena to or something. Just keep going. And if they've got the ceiling room the leaves get bigger AK- bigger and bigger and I do wonder what not to do with a lot of people who are buying these plans now. And they're buying them as dinky little two foot tall have any conception of what what they're letting themselves in for if they have this plan long-term because they can get monstrously large which is wonderful testing grace about plants. Though isn't it you get the small cutting or you get the small planet. That's just come in fresh. And it's the character that it forms grows older that really fascinates me Aneka so character for how about you. What was your elementary or inspired? Hold on back in the sixties. When I started to collect house falls at dusk us make me sound very old doesn't it? Most of them came to me. As small pieces of succulents CACTI Pelayo names busy leases from other people's Window Sills All they would hand me plants that they had bought an had nearly died. And that's how will my plants came to me so I would get brought along a picture of the candle handle cactus and you can see where it's called the candle cactus because it SORTA got all these candlelight sections it's the plant I still keep now is not Severi Pucci plant. It grows in the winter and my family along the plant we have and they always get it down at Christmas time from my window sill. Because it's very celebration debray shree it produces little flowers on long stalks to like grandson'll and they turned into dandelions. Who is maybe thirty says to me? We need to get the Dan Dhillon plant down waving stunned lines so it's like a Christmas decoration that has to come down in the middle of winter and joins us in the sitting room for a few weeks peaks than it has to go back upstairs again so it's still grow it that to me. It takes me right back things like the Mexican hat ply. They were the social approach. Things that circulated because we didn't have many places to go and Bali them in a funny sort of way garden centers or mass hadn't been invented back then. It was florist shops and private collections. So trying to cast my mind back to early memory. I spent a lot of time with my grandma. If you had a big collection of Palestinians and I was never as a kid taken by lot's of smelly leaves and all red and pink flowers. She grew them for the flowers. They're just wearing very appealing to me but I do remember this higher shelf in her. Greenhouse with these CACTI on and there's one acti- that particular drawn to I thought completely different from all the others and eventually years down the line when she passed away managed to get hold of this cactus which identified as fellow actors. M Roy I am always reminded me of it wasn't in a very good state was nearly brown all the way up and eventually I lost are still quite young kid at the time but then I came across a few years ago and a garden centre it was just in a mixed cactus trae. I was so delighted to see it again and I thought I will have that for my office window so that work because it was grandma. Got Me into plants and that will just be a little bit of my childhood memory. So I wasn't going to bring on the chew because it's quite fierce thing. There's an image talk show you've seen them before but that lovely red spine and quite a Bluey grey body to it. I prefer succulent CACTI in not into CACTI tableau of masses of smaller spines but something like that with the big fat red spines are quite sparse. I just find that quite fficials things. Yeah ed I mean you only need to like walk into a couple of times and I mean my mom would never want to the in house when I was younger. The grandmas because North People have net curtains everywhere. Of course terrible terrible problems with the nets it stuck on
Learn About Sex Therapy From a Licensed Sex Therapist
"Lori. Welcome to the show. Thank you for having me gave. This is fun. I have been really looking forward to this for a while because wall. All sexes everywhere in our culture productive conversation surrounding sex isn't everywhere in our culture. We have the salaciousness of sex raid. Read the actual mechanical workings and understanding and Dare I say intimacy of sex is severely lacking in our culture conversationally. That is so true. I mean while we are kind of porn saturated sex-saturated culture. You know what is missing from. That is the intimacy the connection in between two people that is not being talked about let alone understanding the differences between people and their bodies. We don't have very much information about uh-huh and where do you go and get it well and you can go on the Internet and get it and you run the risk on one hand. You could run into an article written by you. Ah which which has great information and will help you be more intimate with your partner and be a better lover and have better sex. You could also run into an article that shames you for wanting to have sex or you could run into an article that just gives blatantly misinformation which of course if you try. It isn't going to work it's going to make you feel bad and then of course there's everything else under the sun right as a sex therapist. How do you feel about all of that competing information because on one the hand like you said we talk about sex constantly but on the other hand we don't have productive conversations about sex and sexuality? That's why I think that would when I talk to people about sex and when I go in lecture what I'm saying Mr be brand new information and so that tells me that the competing repeating information out there is not necessarily hitting people in a way that helps them improve their actual working in the bedroom. And so what I. Reid is discouraging to me. There is so much misinformation like things like put on the Internet to have a better orgasm. Strengthen your muscles and that's by in large not true so people are misdirected and there's very little that talks about to have good sex. We need to feel that the sexual connection between that's in our partner is secure. And there's all kinds of different types of sex rate the type of sex that for example I might like could be different from the type of sex that my partner likes and neither one of us are wrong. There's not a correct way to have sex in an incorrect way to have sex. There's a lot of preference correct. That's that's true and many people. This is where they get hung up in their sex life. You know one person wants sex more frequently than the other person or one person wants to do something a sex act that the other person feels is wrong or you know moral or Isky. This preference issue is a big plays Claes that couples stumble in terms of getting on the same page with each other and it can become part of a power struggle that really separates them from even even hearing it. But you know we're so threatened by hearing what our partner wants. That might be different than what we want. We can feel like Oh you know my partner is GonNa think I'm frigid rigid or I'm a bad love or not area invented. We really worry about that kind of stuff. And then it's shutdown good conversation that could be productive active. I think one of the biggest. I'm going to say lies. That is out there is that couples should orgasmic at the same time that having an orgasm awesome together is the goal. Because that's how you see it in television and movies etc and I learned in preparation for the show. And because you know I'm over or forty that that is so incredibly uncommon that likes to never happen but most people feel that they must be doing it wrong if it doesn't happen even though Oh that's just biologically unsound or or it's a typical right. That's right it is very atypical. And couples come in. They want that as a goal all and they feel like they've failed if they're not having simultaneous orgasm but it is a blue moon that that happens. I think the other big myth that is out there learn how to reflect. Couple is that the movie clip looks like it's a ninety second event. She had her back up against a rough trie. Nobody nobody touches her clitoris and somehow or another she has a wild or gather right and that just is not true. Most women do not orgasm through sexual penetration talked only gave seven percent of women have or gas and true sexual intercourse and a lot of women. Come in and say you know I'm broken. I'm not doing it the right way. I I can't do it. The real way and their partners feel so inadequate. I can't get her they're just through sexual intercourse. And can't we make that a goal. Oh and what's wrong with me. Am I not big enough. What's the problem? I mean the movies and the media showed US something that is utterly fall so as a sex therapist people or coming to you because they have a problem in the bedroom but what. You're realizing that they don't actually have a problem in the bedroom. They don't understand how sex works yet. It's risen to the level of seeking professional. Help to fix something. That was never a problem anyway as a sex therapist. How do you handle that because I imagine they just telling them? Oh no you're wrong. It doesn't work that way. Isn't going to undo what is probably their entire life's experience of how all sex works. You're right I mean. Many Times people enter a sexual relationship with a lack of information. They really don't have the goods that bit. Tell them about their own body. What's supposed to happen? What happens in their partner's body if there's a gender difference? It's very hard to put ourselves in the other person's plight lights and we don't know what their body feels and so we're kind of working in a mystery. Last night I sat with a group of women who are low libido and we're running group in our clinic for this and one of the women took her about forty five minutes to resort Azam and she needed a lot of stimulation and she needed her mind to get engaged and she wanted her husband to be seductive. I said what you are experiencing now is really normal. I know you're disappointed but I gotta I tell you you are dead center with what most women experience. So she didn't know what other women were experiencing oftentimes again one more issue with heterosexual couples. Is We compare ourselves with another gender and we say you know what's happening for you how you can get around so quickly and it takes me not so long. But it doesn't take her long. It takes her not long compared to other women in my take her long compared to her male partner but what she's experiencing normal so a lot of what we do. Is We do normal. Is We do talk about it and certainly you know there are fixes and things things that they can do to help get more on the same page
NASA invites SpaceX and Blue Origin to help it with its moon missions
"NASA has given a Kent company to go ahead to make cargo deliveries to the moon come was Charlie Harker explains blue origin isn't quite a household name yet but it's showing SpaceX on the list of companies in answer has approved to deliver payloads to the lunar surface blue origin is owned by Jeff Bezos has a couple rocket designs in a later called Blue Moon the company says is capable of doing some seriously heavy lifting think about lunar Rovers habitat modules even people NASA Steve Clark says this is just the start I think the catalyst here and we're going to see this grow more and more over the next five years NASA hopes to have humans back on the moon by twenty twenty four and it will be used as a way station source for an even bigger journey astronauts are headed for Mars in twenty thirty three Charlie harder
Why Is The Sky Blue?
"Why is the sky blue on this moment of science. It can't be the atmosphere as a blue-collar color like the blue tinted windshield and that case going outside they I'm would be like walking around inside a blue glass bottle with a blue sun enshrining blue light everywhere and Blue Stars and a blue moon at night blue can't be from dust because the air over gravel parking lots and Faris is Whitish lightish now bluish the blue can't be the result of water droplets clouds are made of water droplets and clouds are white is not a matter of relative humidity either either dry sky over Arizona can be just as blue as humid sky over Minnesota blue is not the color of outer space the background end of spaces black so the skies black at night it's only blue during daytime when the sun is shining on the atmosphere the sun on shines with all the colors of the Rainbow Blue Yellow Red and all the rest mixed together to make white light the resin yellows passed through air easily but some of the blue portion of sunlight is scattered in every direction by air molecules when you look to the sky on a clear day you say blue light scattered from SUNBEAM's James by Molecules of nitrogen oxygen and carbon dioxide the more air the more scattering in early morning and late afternoon the Sun's light passing through so much air that most of the blue has been scattered away by the time the light reaches you the reds and yellows remain and the Sun Looks Reddish this moment of science comes from Indiana University there are thousands more moments of science on our website at a moment of science dot org or you can also view videos radios and sign up for podcasts. I'm Don Glass.
Friday the 13th to get full Harvest Moon
"And tonight a big harvest moon yeah you explain harvest moon. if you want me to I do okay I mean I know a Blue Moon is like the second full moon in a month yeah I think every month has a name for their mood it seems. I don't think so okay the harvest moon is realized I believe pretty interesting looking so it happens tonight. Friday September thirteenth it'll
"blue moon" Discussed on Main Engine Cut Off
"It's interesting that they're working on it. It's something that you will as talked up a lot about and then never really went through with. I think they do have some sort of mission coming up soon but <hes> upper stage use of deplorable accelerator is kind of interesting stink. I'm curious who Sierra Nevada's working with on that or if they just have some ideas we'll see where that goes but the real things that I want to talk about here are three different partnerships at blue origin in and two different partnerships with spacex by name in this announcement. Blue Moon and starship are called out and then is very important to note because was it does show that NASA is addressing these things as real projects that could benefit them in the future that <hes> both the companies could benefit from NASA helping them out within an NASA could benefit from the companies developing these systems and that seems like a small thing but I think when you put it in context of everything that's going on on NASA acknowledging these programs and starting to partner on them is a very big indication that they see a lot of hope in these ways and that they see this this as a potential future for themselves so in the blue origin case there's three different partnerships as I said they're working on guidance navigation systems to do precise landing on the moon. They're going to be working with fuel cells for the Blue Moon Lunar Lander that will power it on the surface and then they're working on high temperature materials for liquid rocket engine nozzles all of those primarily presumably for Blue Moon so this is something that could be very important asset not only in the clip program as I just mentioned but also for artists in the future if blue moon is going to be a part of this program these three things are going to be important for that programs precision vision landing power on the surface and the engine nozzles obviously pretty important but again. It's a good sign for blue origin that NASA and now we're going to work together together on this project board is developing it regardless of what happens with artists and I think that's a real benefit for NASA but to be able to share some knowledge of what Blue Moon can do do and for NASA to share knowledge of what Blue Blue Moon needs to do and what they need to know those are really good signs for that project overall and when we see be seven the the engine for Blue Moon has been making really good progress this summer and then you see partnerships like this..
"blue moon" Discussed on Main Engine Cut Off
"To large payloads that will need not only more time for development but more discussion on interfaces with providers providers now. There's a couple of interesting knock on effects from that change and from the rationale that Nassar provided number one is a lot of the companies that were already in this process have ideas for for future bigger landers so any of the companies that you've heard of that are in the clips program already they were able to bid maybe their first lander but might have plans for two or three sizes down on the line and I think that they could now bid those landers as part of the clips catalog as they say not just their smallest lander because they're bigger landers are going. GonNa be follow on so they would fly in twenty twenty three twenty twenty four whatever it may be but also it sounded a lot they were talking about very capable andor systems and and large payloads that sounds an awful lot like the two big sleeping giants in terms of landing on Planetary Services Blue Moon and starship so it sounded sounded a lot to me like they were opening the door. There's a low end payload cap and there's a range of suggested range of payloads but there is no high end. You know it's not saying we can't land landers larger than a thousand kilograms. It just says the payload range needs to fit this so you could put a thousand kilograms and NASA cargo on a blue moon or on a starship and they could fly other stuff as well L. but why does that fit in clips so this is a very open ended procurement strategy here with a low end on the payload range and suggested range but no cap and now oh they're talking about very capable Andrew Systems with large payloads that are ready after twenty twenty one and that sounds a hell of a lot like starship and Blue Moon and little dino yeah no it just a couple of hours after NASA announces a bunch of new partnerships on technology for the Moon and Mars and that's what I want to get into as the main meat of this show but before we do that let's say a huge. Thank you to everyone who made this episode of main engine cutoff possible. This is entirely listener support. It's like what you're hearing. Do you want to hear more of it. Head over to main engine cutoff dot com slash support and help support the show. There are two hundred and ninety four of.
North America will be treated to a Black Moon tonight. What does that mean?
"Heard about a black moon have you ever heard of this I've never I've heard of blood moon I've heard of new moon she was our last moonwalk moon is coming tonight it's a black mood so you're right there's a super blood moon there's a small warm super moon is a strawberry moon tonight's a black moon it's a S. sparse celestial events will be seen in North America so here's the definition of black moon mostly commonly used to represent a second new moon of the month rarely happens outside of leap years as lunar cycles largely take twenty nine days to complete but every thirty two months or so there are two full moons in a month the first one is known as the Blue Moon which you just referred to in this one will be the a black
"blue moon" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Most refreshing beer makes our Fridays always possible but they gave us a studio light like a bar light to put up in the studio for the morning show now. Here's the thing it's beautiful. Isn't it beautiful but you just gotta read like white flashing in your face dude. I feel like I'm in Vegas again. Like all like the entire Strip is now thrusted into my face with the lights coors light flashing over and over again. Can we not turn towards Andy desperately that thing is is really bright but here's the thing it's going to be so enjoyable. We'll be back in studio with Keyshawn for a couple of weeks because we can you imagine how this is going to grab his attention grandma's attention. He's going to destroy this thing now. I'm not doing it not doing not doing it. I do like Blue Moon though yeah that's my stuff yeah. Do you want to know what the Blue Moon is out of the blue light in the course light no of course owned blue beautiful frozen white Belgian white every once so you can get away. You can get away with saying that yeah. I didn't know where he was going was family. Yeah there you go the world's most refreshing beer very tasty and they make very very bright lights. I mean seriously it's like they want you to know. The key is really going to hate that that is not going to be there and that is not the sort of thing that you just drop next to key and he's like all right whatever role with the he gets distracted by the television every twenty seconds. Can you imagine what this is going to do. Can we not like hang this up on the wall. We're going to figure it out. Okay in my tool belt with you <hes> in my apartment you can I come over today and get it. No okay I mean you can literally see the red flashing onto the microphone that is typically keys like the the the microphone is Redder Agenda Janice on social media this more. She's GONNA get a video by everybody can see the light all we don't have that tonight. Shaky shake it used to be respected. Journalists once upon a time had had a career Athens not of the Festivus Matt. It's speaking of seeing the light the dodgers have a few more days to see the light before trade deadline. <hes> make whatever moves they're going to make heading into their playoff run. There's been a lot of talk talk about the need to shore up the bullpen <hes> Edwin. D._A.'s Vasquez names like that have been linked to the dodgers but there is a new one now starting pitcher Noah syndergaard from the mets is apparently quite available and there are a lot of teams reportedly thinking about guard and apparently the dodgers are among them who listen I know conventional wisdom was say but we need help in the bullpen and you know what you you are absolutely correct..
Blue Origin test fires the engine that could help it land on the moon
"Updates Shammas on CEO. Jeff bass says he's building a spacecraft that will eventually be powered with fuel harvested from the moon. Blue origin is developing its lunar Lander, which was unveiled last month based off says it's powered by a b seven engine, which uses hydrogen and oxygen as it's to fuel sources. He says blue moon is large enough to carry several people as well as cargo, he hopes to return humans to the moon by twenty
Jeff Bezos, Amazon And Nasr discussed on The KFBK Morning News
"Amazon and blue origin founder, Jeff Bezos wants the moon to serve as a gas station for his space craft. Speaking at the JFK space summit in Boston on Wednesday, Baso says, he's building a spacecraft that will eventually be powered with fuel harvested from the moon. Blue origin is developing its blue moon lunar Lander which was unveiled last month. Banks said blue moon is powered by a b seven engine which uses hydrogen and oxygen as it's too few sources. Blue moon is large enough to carry several people as well as cargo to and from the lunar surface basis has said previously that blue moon fits Nasr's planned return astronauts to the moon by twenty twenty
Bezos says Blue Origin will one day refuel its lunar lander with ice from the moon
"Amazon and blue origin founder jeff bezos says his company is building a spacecraft that will eventually be powered with fuel harvested from the moon speaking of j._f._k. space summit in boston yesterday he outlined plans for a blue moon lunar lander basis has previously said that blue moon fits nastase plan to return astronauts to the moon by the year twenty twenty
Al Newman Discusses the Minnesota Twins' 40 Wins
"Let's talk more Minnesota Twins. They have the best winning percentage in all of MLB. They've hit the big four, oh, forty wins eighteen losses and nobody follows them closer than Al Newman who played on two World Series titled teams with the twins eighty seven and ninety one. How you doing out? Pretty good. He what a day what they so a lot of happy young men today, and then there's also the Minnesota Twins who are making the fans of Minnesota. Happy once again. Yeah. And today was the. Draft first year player draft and the twins with the thirteenth overall pick took Kiani, cacao Eastlake, high school, Chula vista, California. San Diego County and you know that feeling out what a thrill to have the, the big club give you a call and say we want you. Well, yes, there's no Philly like it. But it wasn't as publicized, obviously of as much back in, in my time. But just as happy and experiences young men are going through right now. My called Mark Davidson for Minnesota. Twin on the eighty seventeen. This son was selected in the first rally think the twenty seven or twenty nine. By the Oakland Athletics. So I was talking to him earlier draft and wished him. Well, short stop at Clemson, so right. Before you guys called me. He called me back. And he was quite a proud Papa. Yeah. That's great stuff. And, and as you know, Al these kids will get selected, and if they elect a go right to the professional level. Most of them, go to the rookie leagues or wherever and off they go to begin what, what can be a long journey with no guarantees of ever, making the show. No guarantee of being a major league baseball player takes a lot of work to get there, doesn't it? Yes, it does. And I've grind at that level as a as a manager. I never had to do it as a player of being a young young plate player game. Now back when I played was more guys who are a lot older when they got sort of major league. So I was able to, you know, I did say state and then started in double. But now. These kids are more primed and prepared. Raziq gets the big lake especially of at first round pick. If he's got a college, he's a lot closer than than some guys. You mentioned San Diego State where you played, of course. Sakina Covad is was a player at Chula vista, California, east lake high school that San Diego County, not too far from the Baja California, border, the wall, if you will. And wh what's in the fish tacos out there, because the San Diego union Tribune now reported today, that San Diego County has produced sixty four first round picks, including five players with the first overall selection in the draft fifty five year history and Cavaco being the latest, they can play camping, well, not only can they play. They can play three hundred exactly as out of the year. I mean, I think it rains out there, one time once every blue moon, so those kids run the field year round. Stephanie a built in advantage that they have over the majority of the United States. And you know what I find too? There's also a lot of kids that are drafted pretty I out of Washington. State net Oregon area so if temporary whether to do so for players to to show their skills on a regular basis of fortunately here in the mid west. We spend a lot of time holding are skill indoors. And therefore this area things to produce more pitching and catching type prospects definitely not outfielders, or pitchers, and catchers, putting the mid west. Yeah. That's a great point. I can remember growing up in Orange County. I would finish playing football two weeks later. We're taking batting practice outside on the flip side. I've got two kids playing ball. Now, I was watching one of them played a night before I came here to see CEO and it was a wonderful sandiego like night. And I said, boy, we need more of these here. Oh, it was so beautiful. I, I just close by doors to. My points. I just let the win, you know, little freeze through beautiful Minnesota, and I guess that's why we do it the winters that we put up with. I thought you had your Butler close the doors Al in that palace that you call a house. You know, I don't like that. L newman. Our guest two time World Series champ with the twins. What about this incredible? Start Alex historic. They're hitting home runs at a record pace. And I think more importantly, at least in my opinion they lead major league baseball in runs scored that ultimately it's a game of scoring to win. The pitching has been very good. The defense has been solid as this caught you off guard. I don't think many people saw it coming. Well, I, I can't honestly you know, you and I spoke before I went down there and watch him spring training. And I think what I initially spoke to you afterwards. I just said, I liked the collection of player that they put together I had no idea that they'd have forty wins by June first. This is unbelievable. But, but these guys really jailed of they've taken to Rocco bogged Elliott his staff's way of took tearing them to play. But I think more naming things of the dish Gonzales, and Castro being back this year. Excuse me, crews being here a lot of veteran players have added different nuance to the lineup of, you know, your bus to now is hitting nice. So no hitting in the six or seven hole. Occasionally hitting in the four oh, when you give a guy if they all but it's taken a lot of pressure off those guys. And I mean so not five home runs already should have six if it wasn't. So I mean it's made it easier for these guys to hit. And they are true juggernaut. They are forced one through nine and you know how you write down notes before I come on air. I try to be prepared for any questions that you may have that six through nine in the batting order is dangerous dangerous part of the order for the Minnesota Twins. And I love it. Al Newman preps for any show that he's on WCTC. Oh, giving his analysis. How about that? I don't think most guests do that. They do it off the cuff just Atalanta to catch me off guard. You don't have that. You're smart gang. I don't think that's possible. Okay. Al there in Cleveland. They'll begin at three game series tomorrow with the Indians, who currently are twenty nine and thirty tied for second with the Chicago White Sox eleven and a half games back of Minnesota. It's a huge cushion, but you can't take anything for granted. If you're the Indians, and I believe they have fifteen or sixteen head to head meetings left. Are you looking at this and saying, all right? We still can get this done if we take care of business when we play the twins we, we need to win the series. They have to sweep they can't sick series. They don't gain any grounds. Of I just believe they have to sweep the series especially when this first game series, so they think they have a little bit of momentum. But I just think they suffered some major major injury to their starting rotation. I think they thought they could get away with leading Brantley go, but Brantley as we know was one of the more clutch players against the twins against the American League. They lost a lot. And then you know you have to best player shortstop out for the majority of the season here. So he's back in form. But now they're eleven games out. Yeah. And you're right. I mean, they've gotta make hey when they have the chance and not only do they need to sweep they're going to have to keep winning against other teams and hope somewhere along the line. The twins come back there a bit when you look at this twins team and it's the beauty of it, I think Al is it's been a collective effort. The, the entire roster is chipped in certainly, Rocco ball deli is a manager of the year candidate in the AL is coaching staff is on the same page Falvin Levin of pushed every button that they possibly can. And it's all come up, you know winning lottery tickets where do you start what, what are your top three storylines so far into early June? Well, I think never one is the way they built the roster. You know, and I love Joe Mauer to death. But if it amazing what they've got for one year salary of Joe, a lot of these guys stood underneath that umbrella you sounded knock on Joe, but it was a hindrance financially to the ball club, especially if you're not winning. That's where I started right off the kid is so Mauer. Retired it freed up a huge salary that allowed them to go. Get a cruise for fourteen million dollars for ten million dollars a year for two for, you know, twenty for ten per year for two years. It allowed them to do some things. They brought the Nate in last year, gave him two million just to sit at home and get healthy. And now he's making what six eight million. But it's just a collection of great moves by that office and the scouting staff, you Mr. clone has been outstanding. And if you want. To get to the pitching who would have thought that or over easy, as I like to is doing what he's done over his life, six seventy starts. Yeah. You could make a case that the twins should have at least five all stars in the mid summer classic next month in question. And maybe more. Yeah. And then, number two, I mean, if you go down the line, number two, is I just think bogged deli coming in totally changing the preparation of a fresh idea, bringing in a collegiate pitching coach who comes in untainted on your on opinionated DC, these guys for the first time probably with the videotape or, or what have you. And then we see them in spring training. So everything fresh everything's motivating. And I think that third thing for me if he just left those guys go out and play.
Michael Season And Mary discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"Mary's a blue moon tonight. It's usually the term for the second full moon in a month. This is a special kind of blue moon known as a full flower moon, which only happens in may as may flowers. If you've been keeping score, though, you know, there was not a full moon earlier this month. So how does this one managed to be a blue moon because it's the fourth full moon in the astronaut Michael season spring?
Blue flower moon weekend
"Well, today's full moon is typically known as the flower moon because of all the blooms this month. It coincides with a rare occurrence. We have a blue moon. Of course. Saturday's moon won't actually be blue. And the reason for the name is a little confusing. A blue moon is the second of two full moons in a month can also be the third of four full moons during a single season. In this case, it's the third of four full moons this spring. These don't occur as often as to full moons in a month. The name. Blue moon has nothing to do with the color of the moon. It's just a term they use, which is weird. So we have a blue flower moon happening tomorrow night, if your kid's going to prom it's gonna make it nice
"blue moon" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
"This is space time series. Twenty two at thirty eight for broadcast on the seventeenth of may twenty nineteen coming up on space time. Blue origin reveals its new blue moon. Luna Landa Adat Matt at detectives of the rarest of it ever recorded, and the European Space Agency to launch its new Vegas rocket before the end of the year, all that and more coming up on space time. The world's richest man Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, and he's blue are genera space company could have people walking on the moon by twenty twenty four. The twenty twenty four day was proposed by the Trump administration early this year after NASA had originally suggested a return of man missions to the moon in twenty Twenty-eight. Bays says blue origin have already been working on a project to return people to the moon for over three years. And so we'll be ready to achieve the twenty twenty four deadline set by the White House. The fifty five year old made the claim during the unveiling of blue origins new blue moon. Luna Landa looking bit like a beefed up version of Nassar's fami-, Apollo era, lunar excursion module, the limb the new four legged blue moon. Landa will have a fully-fueled massive fifteen tons, and be capable of carrying three point six tons of cargo and supplies to the lunar surface. The vehicle will be capable of carrying scientific instruments. The plowing satellites relief. Lacing robotic lunar Rovers, onto the surface, and potentially future pressurized Luna vehicles for humans to drive around in a toll a stretch version, carrying extra fuel will be capable of transporting up to six and a half tons, including a lunar ascent module for manned missions to the lunar surface. Beezus wants blue moon to Lanny the moon south pole with deep craters with flows in permanent shadow hold vast deposits of frozen water is these deposits could be exploited to produce. Hydrogen oxygen diffusion, long distance deep space missions to Martin beyond the White House's. Twenty twenty four deadline has put Nassar into a spin as neither. They knew heavy lift rocket the s being built by Boeing or they deep space capsule, Orion being built by Lockheed Martin a likely to be ready in time, US, vice President Mike Pence says if NASA can't meet the five year deadline, it'd be looking at the private sector to step up to the Mark and both blue origin and SpaceX have suggested the twenty twenty four Luna deadline. Is favorable existing missions using SpaceX. Falcon nine rockets and dragging cargo ships are all running smoothly and SpaceX is just conducted the first commercial launch of the world's most powerful rocket the falcon heavy and work on an even larger more powerful rocket known starship is now gaining momentum. The Hawthorne California base copies also continuing develop its crew dragon to captial, which will eventually transport people to and from the international space station. However, an explosion, which destroyed a crew dragon to capsule during ground testing can ever last month is now put that project behind Cher Jill. The companies, however still planning to send the Japanese space tourist and some of his friends on journey around the moon in the next few years. That'll be a board a crew drag into captial another crew dragon into capsule this one on a robotic mission will soon be sent to MAs under the guise of red dragon blue origin. Of course, he's also working on to other projects, beside blue moon, visits new ship. Suborbital rocket the fly tourists to the edge of space vest, just scored another major success with its eleventh test flight meeting, all parameters you ship. It's now expected to take its first people that space before the end of the year and works also continuing the comedies, new heavy lift rocket new Glen, which is expected to fly twenty twenty one as part of that project blue origins, now taking over and started construction on the side of the former space launch complex thirty six at the Cape Canaveral. Air force station. Bees are season you, Glenn, as the key future space exploration? We're going to build a road to space and then amazing things will happen. There are certain gates we have to go through certain precursors, certain prerequisites. If we don't do these, we will never get there. First, we must have a radical reduction launch cost launches are just simply too expensive today and second, we have to use in-space resources earth has very powerful, gravitational field and live. Shifting all of our resources off of earth. Just isn't going to work. We need to be able to use the resources that are already in space. Here's new shepherd. The Blue Ridge team has already made amazing progress on reusable launch vehicles almost no refurbishment between flights. That's how you reduce launch cost you have to have usable vehicles today. What we do is we use launch vehicles one time and throw them away. You also can't have kind of fake usability where you bring the vehicle back. But then do a lot of refurbishment that also turns out to very expensive. We're going to be flying humans here in new shepherd this year. That's incredibly exciting. New shepherd is a suburb of vehicle designed for space tourism, and we made for that mission. Some very curious technology decisions, first of all new shepherd is powered by liquid hydrogen. It is the highest performing rocket fuel but it's also the most difficult to work with, and it's not needed for a sub orbital mission. So why? Why did we choose it because we knew we were going to need it for the next stage. We wanted to get practice with that hardest to us highest performing propellants. Same thing with vertical landing. Why did we choose vertical landing for new shepherd? It's very counterintuitive, actually, there are other landing meccas of would have worked at the scale in fact vertical landing. It's easier. The bigger, the vehicle vertical landing like balancing a broom on your fingertip. You can balance a broom, but try balancing a pencil. It's very challenging the moment of nurse of the pencils too, small. So the great thing about vertical landing is it skills up, really well, the bigger, the vehicle, the easier it is. And right from the start, we wanted to build a human rated system, so that we would be forced to think clearly about safety reliability escape systems, all the things that we knew, we would need have practiced with in order to build our next generation vehicle, this talk about new, Glenn, new, Glenn is new separates, big brother knew, Glenn, is big enough that new shepherd will fit in the payload bay of new glints, three point nine million pounds of thrust to very large vehicle. Is powered by liquefied natural gas as the fuel very inexpensive extracts on the
"blue moon" Discussed on Main Engine Cut Off
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"blue moon" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"And Jeff would like to be in on this as he would love to be in on. It seems everything from the cloud to retail, and you were mentioning those cost elation earlier the satellites that are going to be all around the. Earth providing internet access Amazon itself has recently announced plans for one of those not related to blue origin directly. But potentially right working with them possibly down the road. Yeah. That's an interesting play. And there was a lot of talk about that at the satellite conference. And I'm sure I'm going to try to ride up more, my thoughts and coherent in banner about that in the next week or so, but Amazon has its own purposes for having the satellites in space one person compared to self licking ice cream cone because Amazon cred use that satellite network to extend its reach in terms of selling stuff through Amazon dot com, or providing cloud services or been screaming services are for prime video, but it's a delicate thing because Amazon is publicly held company, and you can't just say automatically that blue origin would get the contract for those launches because the shareholders want to make sure that it's not a self d. Feeling sort of situation for Jeff Bezos where he is inappropriately using one money from public venture to shore up his private venture. So that that's going to be a delicate matter as project, hyper Amazon, satellite effort. Proceeds did you say self licking ice cream cone? Yeah. You're not. Her though. And that's that's new to me sheltered from that one. The meaning is obvious. Is that that the satellite network is something that Amazon do that basically benefits Amazon? So there you go. So I know you've got to run to other interviews. You've got some good interviews. Coming up later today there in Washington DC Allen. But big picture. What would be your key takeaways from what you saw yesterday just that blue origin is really serious about this thing. And it's not just a PowerPoint that's been known internally for several years. In fact, some of the people from blue origin said at last I can talk about this thing that I've been working on for three years. This is real and it made me a mockup now. But the amount of effort that blue origin is putting into this will I think make this a reality in terms of what it's used for. That's yet to be seen. But Jeff basis is clearly committed to this and liking on mosque who kinda made a little bit of fun about how how much Jeff has been promising. But not delivering it. But just liking LAN Jeff really wants he latches onto something. It's not gonna let go, and I don't think he's going to let go of the moon based on what we saw on Thursday. So this is a family podcast. So I won't quote, you Musk's tweet or the Photoshop version of the moon Lander that he tweeted, but a link to basically Yvonne, saying, Jeff, you're such a tease go. We'll leave it at that. Exactly. All right, Ellen boil equals aerospace and science editor calling in from Washington DC where he witnessed the unveiling of the blue moon lunar. Lander by Jeff Bezos, commercial space venture blue origin, by the way. Alan clearly, this was the master plan all along in naming the company blue origin, right? Because then the name blue moon just follows as part of the branding. Yeah. Watch out. If you start hearing about blue Mars. All right. Thanks. Thank you. <music>? You're from technical leaders that slack Amazon Microsoft, Google and many others at the cloud summit June fifth in Bellevue, Washington. This is one of the top technical conferences in the
"blue moon" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Well, it's a good hook. And and there's a lot of talk about what might be done in the next few years. Of course, the twenty twenty four date is looming large in the plans for. Lunar missions. And it just so happens that if Donald Trump is reelected twenty twenty four would come toward the end of that second term. And so that's one of the reasons why it has a little bit of a political cast to it. And and there are a lot of question marks about whether twenty twenty four was doable. Before the latest push led by vice President Mike Pence twenty twenty eight was being talked about is the timeframe for a human landing on the moon. So they are really going to have to rush it and NASA is expected to tell congress in the next week or two how much this is going to cost. And then a real debate begins over how do -able this is gonna be. So as you've been reporting Jeff Bezos is selling about a billion dollars worth of Amazon stock per year to invest in blue origin his space venture. And there's this funny sort of joke among his friends that the reason he started Amazon was to basically get into space. To support this space venture. I don't know how much right actually is. He said, he would note, and he would neither confirm nor deny. But you know, he's got a smile on his face as he as he says that as as he said to me a couple years ago. But one thing that struck me from his presentation was he was talking about customers. People who would use this blue moon lunar Lander to get their own payloads onto the moon. It was a reminder that this is not philanthropy for him. We'll have already a bunch of customers for blue moon. Many of whom are in the audience. They're going to be deploying science missions to the moon as well people are very excited about this capability to soft land their cargo the Rovers science experiments onto the surface of the moon in a precise way. There is no capability to do that today. I think for Jeff as those. This is one of the things that where he started really with his presentation, he started with this idea of there are a lot of things you can do to help humanity. And and as you know, the Basil's family has been involved in some of those films ventures, but there are other things that are longer range that can help you manage, and that's where he classifies this space effort that that is worth spending some money on this. I know that there's a lot of question about how much he's spending, and whether this money could be better spent back on earth, and I think Jeff would probably say, well, I'm doing that. And other people are doing that. But you have to kinda take care of this long range effort as well. In terms of the customers. These are people who would be mostly flying scientific payloads or engineering loads perhaps to cast equipment in the lunar. Virement and the impression I get is that lords and were very much like to have NASA baby anchor customer for this and NASA is going to be putting out a solicitation for moon Lander concepts that could be used for human space missions and Georgian definitely wants to get in on that. But I got the impression just from enthusiasm with which Jeff has talked about this over the years and this week as well that even if blue origin did lose out to some other company like Lockheed Martin or SpaceX for having that human lunar Lander contract from NASA. I get the impression that work would continue on Poon for other purposes. It's just that this is kind of the marquee mission..
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"Not? Well, they came up with the bunch of problems. One. Is that other planetary surfaces? Aren't that big? You're talking about maybe a doubling at best. It's not that much there long way away. Round trip times to Mars are on the order of years. In launch opportunities tomorrow, only once every twenty two months, which is very significant logistics problem and last your far enough away that you're not going to be able to do real time communications with earth. You're going to be limited by speed of light lag. You're certainly the kids sit in beer, probably some of the adults to don't even think about playing fortnight with somebody on earth. But it's not gonna work put this in the scheme of everything that's going on in terms of commercial space because if I remember correctly Ilan musk wants to go to Mars Jeff Bezos wants to go to moon, where are we big picture? And where does this blue moon mission fit in kind of concentric circles moving out? There's a lot happening in earth orbit relating to constellations of satellites and also commercial methods of of putting people into lower orbit. Specifically, the international space station and SpaceX and Boeing are involved in that I was at a satellite conference during this this past week in during the build up to Jeff as though says announcement, and and there's a lot going on with mega constellations thousands of satellites that would provide ubiquitous access to the internet and high speed data. And then you go to the moon and because the moon is targeted by. The Trump administration for twenty twenty four and NASA is on board that bus everyone is looking to the moon. Even Elon Musk says that the starship spaceship that he's developing would be suitable as a lunar Lander and so- starship could be seen as a big budget competitor to lure and we moon, and then the moon is seen as a stepping-stone further outward to Mars, that's where you on Musk's main focuses, it's not so much focus for Jeff Bezos. He says that earth is the best planet. If you're looking at space as a plan b it's really more about preserving earth as humanity's plan a to kind of put more of the industry into outer space and leave earth as more of a residential district in our interplanetary metropolis. So after Mars, you're looking farther and farther out, and then you kinda. Get into the science fiction Rome, or at least you're talking about. What's going to happen in the twenty second century? So a lot of folks are speculating where where you go from there. But it gets less and less real sounding the further out you move Ellen. What were your impressions of the blue moon Williams, seeing the mockup in person my impression, I I was I was frankly, kind of Stalinist because I've seen rendering of the land before and I kind of imagined that as something that had a top on it like table time. You know, that it's it's like a billiards table and space. But this is huge. I was amazed to see how big, but a full size mockup is it's more. Like oh, gosh. I I I don't know if there's a vehicle that quite compares to it in size, you know, bigger than a helicopter. That's for sure. So think about a helicopter. Made me scaled up to twice the size. And so that was the thing that that struck me the most that was the show stopper for me just to see curtain literally being pulled away and to see this huge thing with Jeff Bezos giving a guided tour this is blue moon. It'll soft land precise way three point six metric tonnes onto the lunar surface the stretch tank variant of it will soft land six point.