Saturday, March 01, 2014

Hot Jupiter with water, and Flash returns

            “Tau Bootis b,” first discovered in 1996 and around 51 light years from us. It is considered a hot Jupiter due to the fact of it being a gas giant, and it’s close orbit to its star. It is now been discovered to have water vapor in its atmosphere.
            We have been able to do this before and detect water to a point, but the planet had to pass between us and it’s star in order for us to be able to.
            From our viewpoint however, Tau Bootis b doesn’t pass where it needs to. What they did to analyze the atmosphere instead, was to look at the faint glow given off. By analyzing the light, you can see the different wavelengths that reveal different chemical identities. They had used a similar technique before to find carbon monoxide around Tau Bootis b.
The article is well worth the read folks.

            No I don’t mean the new animated movie Flashpoint Paradox, (but if you haven’t seen that, see it).
            Apparently the CW has decided to add the Flash to its lineup of superheroes after the Arrow.
            First off, I am a longtime fan of the Flash. And secondly, I haven’t seen yet where this has ever been done to anyone’s satisfaction in live action. The last time this was tried, well, let’s just say it didn’t do very well. So hopefully this time it will be better.
            Now I am behind on Arrow and trying to catch up, so I won’t say anything about the actor yet as I haven’t seen him portraying Barry Allen. The look he has in the uniform picture however, (head shot only) makes you think maybe he could do it. But again, we’ll have to wait and see.
            But here is what irritates me the most about all this. Supposedly, and I’ll believe it when I see it, there is a Justice League movie in the works with script writing etc. And we all know that if either of these characters would show up in that movie, they wouldn’t be portrayed by the ones doing the series. They need to get their s..t together and keep things flowing in one direction, and with the same people playing parts in the movie that they do on the small screen. Maybe not Arrow, but definitely the Flash is easy enough to do right where the same guy can do both. Anyway, here is a link to the article, and you can check out what it says and see the first profile pic released so far.

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