Another cool gloomy day for us. A chance of showers throughout the day then some clearing by late evening with moderate to high winds and a high of only 8C. Currently we have clouds, some isolated light showers, a temperature of 5C, our winds are from the NNE at 13 km/h and will increase to 18 km/h by the afternoon.
We currently have NO FIRE DANGER. There is MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE today again and there is no other weather warnings for our area at this time.
HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!
Issued 03:00 AM CDT 03 October 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Strong wind warning in effect. Wind southwest 15 knots except northeast 20 over northern sections. Wind becoming northeast 20 early this morning then diminishing to northeast 15 late this afternoon. Wind becoming west 15 overnight then increasing to west 20 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to west 15 Wednesday afternoon.
Ice Ring around Nearby Star Fomalhaut
Image Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), M. MacGregor; NASA/ESA Hubble, P. Kalas; B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF) Explanation:
Why is there a large ice ring around Fomalhaut? This interesting star
— easily visible in the night sky — lies only about 25 light-years
away and is known to be orbited by at least one planet, Dagon
, as well as several inner dust disks. More intriguing, perhaps, is an outer ring
, first discovered about 20 years ago, that has an unusually sharp inner boundary. The featured recent image
by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array
(ALMA) shows this outer ring with complete and unprecedented detail — in pink — superposed on a Hubble
image of the Fomalhaut system in blue. A leading theory holds
that this ring resulted from numerous violent collision
s involving icy comets
, the component objects of planets
, while the ring boundaries are caused by the gravity
of yet unseen planets. If correct, any interior planets in the Fomalhaut system
are likely being continually pelted by large meteors and comets — an onslaught last seen in our own planetary system
four billion years ago in an episode called the Late Heavy Bombardment
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