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Of the Plumed Asteroid Moon Ceres

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SS: our (or i should say someone else’s) asteroid theory is starting to run into problems. Ceres is supposed to be an asteroid yet we find it has water plumes and an atmosphere. this does not bode well for some of current theories. eventually i will start to apply my polestar theories to this object. however for now i am going to collect data on this moon. obviously the white spot is very interesting and i for one cannot wait to see it close and learn more about it.

Water Plume ‘Unequivocally’ Detected at Dwarf Planet Ceres - JAN 22, 2014 “This is the first time water vapor has been unequivocally detected on Ceres or any other object in the asteroid belt and provides proof that Ceres has an icy surface and an atmosphere,” said Michael Küppers of the European Space Agency in Spain and lead author of a paper published today (Jan. 22) in the journal Nature.

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet January 27, 2015 At 43 pixels wide, the new images are more than 30 percent higher in resolution than those taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 and 2004 at a distance of over 150 million miles. The resolution is higher because Dawn is traveling through the solar system to Ceres, while Hubble remains fixed in Earth orbit. The new Dawn images come on the heels of initial navigation images taken Jan. 13 that reveal a white spot on the dwarf planet and the suggestion of craters. Hubble images also had glimpsed a white spot on the dwarf planet, but its nature is still unknown.

Ceres (minor-planet designation 1 Ceres) /ˈsɪəriːz/[17] is a dwarf planet located in the asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It is composed of rock and ice, is 950 km (590 mi) in diameter, and contains a third of the mass of the asteroid belt. It is the largest asteroid and the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System. It was the first asteroid to be discovered, on January 1, 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi in Palermo, though at first it was considered to be a planet. From Earth, the apparent magnitude of Ceres ranges from 6.7 to 9.3, and hence even at its brightest it is too dim to be seen with the naked eye except under extremely dark skies.

In ancient Roman religion, Ceres (/ˈkɪəriːz/, Latin: Cerēs) was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships.[1] She was originally the central deity in Rome’s so-called plebeian or Aventine Triad, then was paired with her daughter Proserpina in what Romans described as “the Greek rites of Ceres”. Her seven-day April festival of Cerealia included the popular Ludi Ceriales (Ceres’ games).

Zoomed out — PIA19173 Ceres appears sharper than ever at 43 pixels across, a higher resolution than images of Ceres taken by the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 and 2004.
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This image, taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on January 25, 2015 by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, is part of a series of views representing the best look so far at the dwarf planet. The image is 43 pixels across, representing a higher resolution than images of Ceres taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 and 2004. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

This artist’s concept shows NASA’s Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn spent nearly 14 months orbiting Vesta, the second most massive object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, from 2011 to 2012. It is heading towards Ceres, the largest member of the asteroid belt. When Dawn arrives, it will be the first spacecraft to go into orbit around two destinations in our solar system beyond Earth. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

For story suggestions please contact tips@nma.com.tw NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is currently on its way to the asteroid belt where it will rendezvous Ceres, its largest celestial body. (Reuters)

Dawn spacecraft set to unlock secrets of dwarf planet Ceres

    Of the Ancient Artifacts of Methone Janus

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    This image was taken on December 05, 2014 and received on Earth December 06, 2014. The camera was pointing toward METHONE, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2015.

    This image was taken on November 30, 2014 and received on Earth December 01, 2014. The camera was pointing toward JANUS, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2015.

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      Of the ‘Norma Jean’ Fortress Saturn Rings

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      SS: we need to work to unravel the mysteries of the saturn spaceship technologies orbiting saturn.. they appear as small asteroids or moons .. however i suspect that what we will find underneath their crust will be spaceships. just like the two small objects that appear as asteroids or small moons orbiting mars are really spaceships.

      SS: my theory is that the andromedans were using their brown dwarf technology to artificially develop the saturn moon titan as part of their mining operation. i think maybe they required large amounts of methane to power their battlestations that controlled their brown dwarf convection, movement, and wormhole connection back to their home galaxy of andromeda. therefore they captured the titan moon into orbit of their brown dwarf and used their technology to have a nearly inexhaustible supply of methane being generated by artificially activating  the tetrahedron molecular bonding regeneration of the titan moon by heating it’s core.

      SS: in this blog i have some images of some of the spaceships that were likely involved in the mining process. as i have shown there were three main battle-stations orbiting saturn that i believe controlled the brown dwarf convection, movement, and wormhole connection back to their home galaxy andromeda. the main control station was the battle-station Iapetus and the two secondary control stations were Mimas and Tethys. we can identify them by their large craters that are likely really some kind of giant dish antennas. i cannot go into full details how this technology worked .. that is something we will have to learn as we investigate and unravel their mysteries.. however i will say there is one planetary and solar phenomena theory that i have yet to release that explains some of how they did this.

      SS: in the above two images we have a small space ship moon called Fornjot and Kiviuq which are new to my archives and therefor are first look at these two objects. they appear to reflect light very well so we must assume they have very reflective surface dust covering them .. there are a couple more below named Pandora and Janus. these are artifacts, like dinosaur bones, they are very much dead. the entire andromedan space fleet was destroyed when the proto-star unexpectedly ignited on them last night.

      SS: i have explained in many blogs what happened last night.. how the andromedans entered this galaxy and solar system using a brown dwarf planetary system so that they would not cause a collision and interact with the local lifeform.. and how the secret order entered this galaxy and solar system from dwarf galaxy Sagittarius and destroyed the invading andromedans and captured the Milky Way black hole. if the secret order can destroy an entire brown dwarf planetary system and space fleet then can be assured that we can also defeat the andromedans in the coming galactic war when the Milky Way and Andromedan galaxies collide and we interact with them tomorrow night.

      This image was taken on April 16, 2014 and received on Earth April 22, 2014. The camera was pointing toward FORNJOT, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2015.

      This image was taken on April 19, 2014 and received on Earth April 21, 2014. The camera was pointing toward KIVIUQ at approximately 6,695,703 miles (10,775,689 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2015.

      This image was taken on May 03, 2014 and received on Earth May 05, 2014. The camera was pointing toward PANDORA, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2015.

      This image was taken on February 28, 2014 and received on Earth February 28, 2014. The camera was pointing toward JANUS, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2015.

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        Of the “Eye of Horus” Phobos Mars Solar Eclipse

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        SS: NASA’s curiosity research platform has managed a picture of the moon space station Phobos eclipsing the sun from it’s Gale Crater on mars where it is researching an andromedan crashed space ship in signs of organic life forms. we recently saw Phobos eclipse it’s other mars other moon Diemos. NASA has been watching Phobos while driving to mount sharp or “the mound” which is the location of the crashed andromedan spaceship .

        “It was the most ancient tradition of the Atlantean Magicians that they were the survivors of a race inhabiting a country called Lemuria, of which the South Pacific archipelago may be the remains. These Lemurians had, they held, built up a civilization equal, if not superior to their own; but through a misunderstanding of magical law — some said the 2nd, some the 8th, some the 23rd — had involved themselves and their land in ruin. Others thought that the Lemurians had succeeded in their magical task, and broken their temple. In any case, it was the secret Lemurian tradition that they themselves represented the survivals of a yet earlier race who lived on ice, and they of yet another who lived in fire, and they again of earlier colonists from Mars.” — Liber Li by the A.’.A.’.

        Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine falcon.[10] His right eye was associated with the sun god, Ra. The eye symbol represents the marking around the eye of the falcon, including the “teardrop” marking sometimes found below the eye. The mirror image, or left eye, sometimes represented the moon and the god Djehuti (Thoth).

        Funerary amulets were often made in the shape of the Eye of Horus. The Wadjet or Eye of Horus is “the central element” of seven “gold, faience, carnelian and lapis lazuli” bracelets found on the mummy of Shoshenq II.[3] The Wedjat “was intended to protect the pharaoh [here] in the afterlife”[3] and to ward off evil. Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern sailors would frequently paint the symbol on the bow of their vessel to ensure safe sea travel.

        Phobos, the larger of Mars’ two moons, is pictured in the midst of an annular eclipse of the sun on August 17, 2013 in this combination of three handout photographs taken three seconds apart by NASA’s Curiosity rover from the surface of Mars. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters (SPACE – Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT)

        NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity left the “Glenelg” area on July 4, 2013, for the base of Mount Sharp. As of Aug. 27, 2013, Curiosity had driven about 0.86 mile since leaving Glenelg, with about 4.46 miles remaining to get to the entry point (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

        NASA’s Mars Rover, Curiosity, has captured images of the Martian moon Phobos passing in front of the smaller moon, Deimos. The images were captured by Curiosity on August 1. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Texas A&M Univ.)

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          Of the Martian Moons Phobos and Diemos Occultation

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          SS: NASA’s curiosity research platform has taken another picture of the martian moon Phobos only this time it is occulting the other martian moon Diemos .. this shows us how good Curiosity can see the night sky so is probably a good chance that it will see comet Siding Spring make its martian graze at the year end next year of 2014.

          SS: i have said before that Diemos is a andromedian space station and not really a moon. Diemos is more likely to be a space ship that was near the space station when the proto-star ignition nova happened. the monolith object sticking out the side of Phobos is pretty much the dead give away. so far we have not seen any objects in the solar system other than titan and possibly mercury that have objects sticking out the side of them like Phobos.

          SS: Phobos is much different than titan and mercury although titan has space ships  in orbit near by like Phobos. there are three space stations orbiting saturn and that accounts for the multiples of space ships orbiting saturn. so we know of at least one space station and two space ships on mars with rumors of a third crashed space ship somewhere nearby gale crater. 

          “It was the most ancient tradition of the Atlantean Magicians that they were the survivors of a race inhabiting a country called Lemuria, of which the South Pacific archipelago may be the remains. These Lemurians had, they held, built up a civilization equal, if not superior to their own; but through a misunderstanding of magical law — some said the 2nd, some the 8th, some the 23rd — had involved themselves and their land in ruin. Others thought that the Lemurians had succeeded in their magical task, and broken their temple. In any case, it was the secret Lemurian tradition that they themselves represented the survivals of a yet earlier race who lived on ice, and they of yet another who lived in fire, and they again of earlier colonists from Mars.” — Liber Li by the A.’.A.’.

          One Martian Moon Passes the Other Published on Aug 16, 2013 This video depicts NASA’s Curiosity rover observing Mars’ two moons, then shows one moon passing in front of the other.

          NASA’s Mars Rover, Curiosity, has captured images of the Martian moon Phobos passing in front of the smaller moon, Deimos. The images were captured by Curiosity on August 1. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems/Texas A&M Univ.)

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            Of the Saturn Battlestation Moon Iapetus Occultation

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            SS: the cassini research laboratory is watching the Andromeda BattleStation Moon Iapetus occult a star.. or a planet … Iapetus was the main brown dwarf space station. it is one of three identified space stations orbiting saturn.  the other two space stations are Mimas and Tethys ..  i believe these three space stations combined were the andromedan technology to control convection, gravity, and movement of their entire brown dwarf system.

            This image was taken on August 10, 2013 and received on Earth August 12, 2013. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 3,051,382 miles (4,910,724 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

            This image was taken on August 10, 2013 and received on Earth August 12, 2013. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 3,051,465 miles (4,910,857 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

            This image was taken on August 10, 2013 and received on Earth August 12, 2013. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 3,051,631 miles (4,911,124 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

            This image was taken on August 10, 2013 and received on Earth August 12, 2013. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 3,051,673 miles (4,911,191 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

            This image was taken on August 10, 2013 and received on Earth August 12, 2013. The camera was pointing toward IAPETUS at approximately 3,051,880 miles (4,911,525 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and UV3 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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              Of the Cassini Saturn Lunar Earth

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              SS: awhile back i talked about how NASA could use a pair of spy satellite resources send them to either orbit saturn and jupiter to watch our solar system or place them in orbit around mars to watch the robots on the surface. one of my arguments was we could take a picture of the earth. well cassini has taken care that for us now. they have taken a picture of the earth and moon from saturn. i guess we need to watch robots on mars as a higher priority now, although i think telescopes orbiting the outer gas giants and maybe even dwarf planets as a great idea. we can watch the entire solar system.

              SS: image below of the star that cassini is looking at i am not sure what is. it appears be another planet in our solar system but i can’t identify it. the moon below is the methane moon Titan, the most advanced developed moon in our entire solar system. it is the only moon in our solar system that we know about that has an atmosphere. it did not develop that way on its own. the andromedan martians artificially developed Titan.

              SS: the circular clouds at the south pole of Titan is a vortex. that vortex is in my opinion a sign that Titan has some kind of radioactive or molten core because it is non-polarized energy source causing the vortex formation. on earth it is geomagentic vortex. on Titan we have not confirmed the core of Titan, although they say it is solid core however i am not convinced of this theory due to the vortex and the atmosphere, and underground methane ocean . in my personnel opinion my “planetary tetrahedron molecular bonding regeneration” theory explains why this moon is so advanced.

              SS: actually my ptmbr theory has a small flaw in it that i need to work on and that is the case of a planet needed a magnetosphere to have an atmosphere. looking at latest mars data it appears maybe a planet can have an atmosphere without a magnetosphere. this is why i am having a problem with the Titan vortex while they say Titan has no magnetosphere. this poses a problem for Titan having a geomagentic core. Titan must have a non-polarized energy core of some kind that is heating to cause tetrahedron molecular bonding regeneration to happen to cause the underground oceans and an atmosphere. Haumea moon has a radioactive core which causes the ice to be in a crystalline form so i am evolving my theory that maybe Titan also has a radioactive core which is the source of its non-polarized energy vortex . i will update it soon.

              This image was taken on July 19, 2013 and received on Earth July 20, 2013. The camera was pointing toward EARTH at approximately 898,419,474 miles (1,445,865,990 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the RED and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

              This imagewas taken on July 19, 2013 and received on Earth July 20, 2013. The camera was pointing toward EARTH at approximately 898,410,414 miles (1,445,851,410 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the BL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

              This image was taken on July 08, 2013 and received on Earth July 09, 2013. The camera was pointing toward SATURN-RINGS at approximately 555,107 miles (893,358 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

              This image was taken on July 17, 2013 and received on Earth July 17, 2013. The camera was pointing toward TITAN at approximately 814,126 miles (1,310,209 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and MT3 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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                Of the Martian Moon Phobos

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                SS: in the above image taken by the research platform curiosity can be seen martian moon Phobos. curiosity can image Phobos then it might can image the 2014 siding spring comet graze next year .. it doesn’t look like a moon because both Phobos and Diemos are supposedly very small asteroids. i say supposedly because i am not convinced they are really asteroids atm. i require a lot more proof that brown dwarf planets have asteroid moons. looking at the six mile radius Phobos from the martian surface it looks like a satellite or space station moving across the sky. Phobos has some interesting phenomena that really doesnt have a good explanation how asteroids form this strange monolith phenomena protruding from its surface..

                SS: the below map is supposed to be showing us a supposed river. i say supposed because i dont always just accept what i am told or some theories. i have to look closer and right now attempting to determine if that feature is an ancient river or something else is not my main focus in this image map. instead what i want to focus on is Gale Crater which also can be seen in this map. if you view the map closely you will notice that Gale Crater has a large “mound” in the center of it. i know there is a theory this mound was formed by wind moving dirt up into a big pile but i don’t believe that theory. instead i think “the mound” is a crashed andromedan spaceship that was covered by volcanic ash during the cataclysm

                SS: in this blog i have shown two different phenomena that appear to be ancient artifacts from the destroyed andromedan brown dwarf system from the previous “Time Zone” when our sun was still in its cradle of protostar stage. the destruction of this andromedan brown dwarf system happened before men were born or the gods of men were even a thought.. the andromedians had their all powerful god and they were very powerful but as we can see with our own eyes the andromedans were not powerful enough.

                “It was the most ancient tradition of the Atlantean Magicians that they were the survivors of a race inhabiting a country called Lemuria, of which the South Pacific archipelago may be the remains. These Lemurians had, they held, built up a civilization equal, if not superior to their own; but through a misunderstanding of magical law — some said the 2nd, some the 8th, some the 23rd — had involved themselves and their land in ruin. Others thought that the Lemurians had succeeded in their magical task, and broken their temple. In any case, it was the secret Lemurian tradition that they themselves represented the survivals of a yet earlier race who lived on ice, and they of yet another who lived in fire, and they again of earlier colonists from Mars.” — Liber Li by the A.’.A.’.

                The tiny Mars moon Phobos (circled) rises into the Red Planet sky in this image captured on June 28, 2013 by NASA’s Curiosity rover. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

                Overview map showing the location of an ancient river delta (star) within Mars’ Aeolis Dorsa region, which is found along the boundary between the Red Planet’s cratered southern highlands and smooth northern lowlands. (DiBiase et al./Journal of Geophysical Research/2013)

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                  Of the Vulcan Moon of Pluto

                  Etna: The stuff of myths An angry, ancient monster, trapped for thousands of years under the 3,315-metre-high Mount Etna, periodically loses his temper and spurts out spectacular columns of fire from one of its 100 dragon heads. This, according to one Greek myth, explains the eruptions of the highest, most active volcano in Europe. Etna (its name derives from the Greek word aitho, or “I burn”), towers above Catania, on the eastern coast of Sicily. Its geological characteristics indicate that it has been active for more than two-and-a-half million years. Great mythology:  For the ancient Greeks, the mountain housed the workshop of Hephaestus, otherwise known as Vulcan, the god of fire and metalwork, and was home to the giant one-eyed monster, Cyclops. Another myth said that Typhon, a 100-headed monster who was the son of earth goddess Gaia, was trapped under Mount Etna by Zeus after he tried to rebel, and he has been spitting out his angry flames ever since.

                  FILE -This file photo provided and annotated by NASA/Hubble Space Telescope shows the five moons in their orbits around Pluto. An online vote to name Pluto’s two newest, itty-bitty moon concluded Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, and the winner is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series. (AP Photo/NASA/Hubble Space Telescope)

                  FILE – This file image provided by NASA on Feb. 22, 2006 from it’s Hubble Space Telescope shows Pluto and three of it’s five moons. An online vote to name Pluto’s two newest, itty-bitty moon concluded Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, and the winner is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

                    Of the Coma Berenice Makemake Moon

                    SS: the makemake moon is currently located in the constellation of Coma Berenice .. it is so far out that it moves very slowly so it will stay in this constellation for a lifetime.  the black hole below is in Canes Venatici although some say it is in Ursa Major.

                    Dwarf Planet Makemake Lacks Atmosphere 21 November 2012 Dwarf planet Makemake [1] is about two thirds of the size of Pluto, and travels around the Sun in a distant path that lies beyond that of Pluto but closer to the Sun than Eris, the most massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System (eso1142). Previous observations of chilly Makemake have shown it to be similar to its fellow dwarf planets, leading some astronomers to expect its atmosphere, if present, to be similar to that of Pluto. However, the new study now shows that, like Eris, Makemake is not surrounded by a significant atmosphere.

                    Makemake (also written as Make-make or MakeMake; pronounced [ˈmakeˈmake] in Rapa Nui[1]) in the Rapa Nui mythology of Easter Island, was the creator of humanity, the god of fertility and the chief god of the “Tangata manu” or bird-man cult (this cult succeeded the island’s more famous Moai era).

                    Coma Berenices is a traditional asterism that has since been defined as one of the 88 modern constellations. It is located near Leo, to which it formerly belonged, and accommodates the North Galactic Pole. Its name means “Berenice’s Hair” (in Greek, via Latin), and refers to the legend of Queen Berenice II of Egypt, who sacrificed her long hair.

                    Messier 106 (also known as a bright star) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy, which means that due to x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it is suspected that part of the galaxy is falling into a supermassive black hole in the center.[7] NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106.[6]

                    This artist’s impression shows the surface of the distant dwarf planet Makemake. This dwarf planet is about two thirds of the size of Pluto, and travels around the Sun in a distant path that lies beyond that of Pluto, but closer to the Sun than Eris, the most massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System. Makemake was expected to have an atmosphere like Pluto, but this has now been shown to not be the case. ESO/L. Calçada/Nick Risinger

                    This image combines Hubble observations of the nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106 with additional data captured by amateur astronomers Robert Gendler and Jay GaBany. The galaxy lies about 20 million light-years away, and harbors a giant central black hole. (NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and R. Gendler (for the Hubble Heritage Team).

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