The world's biggest airship will make its first commercial flight over Tokyo later this week, 70 years after the Hindenburg disaster brought the golden age of the dirigible to a fiery end.
Well, here we go girls and boys...Thanks to Goro Adachi yet again, for finding this extra special gem as the Zeppelin is back in a Japan/Germany tag-team move.
or visit the Zeppelin NT website directly
Edmund Halley presented Issac Newton's deviation from Keplar's laws of gravity in the form of the De motu corporum in gyrum (Latin: "On the motion of bodies in an orbit") to The Royal Society. In 1692, Halley also presented to the Royal Society...except this time it was about his theories on Hollow Earth...from wikipedia
(Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society of London), Halley put forth the idea of a hollow Earth consisting of a shell about 500 miles (800 km) thick, two inner concentric shells and an innermost core, about the diameters of the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury. Atmospheres separate these shells, and each shell has its own magnetic poles. The spheres rotate at different speeds. Halley proposed this scheme in order to explain anomalous compass readings. He envisaged the atmosphere inside as luminous (and possibly inhabited) and speculated that escaping gas caused the Aurora Borealis.
Then, in 1986 Comet Halley (so named for Edmund Halley for his prediction of the comets return) returns...NASA hoped to capture low altitude photos of the comet using the space shuttle. Tragedy ensues however when on January 28th STS-51-L "Challenger" explodes 72 seconds after take-off. [see also Comet Hale-Bopp] On Dec. 10th 1996, Halley's Comet is photographed by the Giotto spacecraft showing it's nucleus albeit nothing nearly as amazing as our recent heavenly flare-up of Comet Holmes (Triple H).
Here is the "Official" statement from http://www.ledzeppelin.com/...
Led Zeppelin Guitarist Jimmy Page Fractures Finger
The Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert, originally scheduled for Monday, November 26th and featuring Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Paul Rogers, Paolo Nutini, and Foreigner has been postponed until December 10th due to Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page fracturing his finger.
The injury to Page’s finger, which was sustained this past weekend, will not allow him to play guitar for 3 weeks.
The specialist treating Mr. Page said, “I have examined the fracture to Mr. Page’s finger, and it is my opinion that with proper rest and treatment, he will be ready to resume rehearsing in three weeks time, and thus able to perform on December 10.”
Jimmy Page added, “I am disappointed that we are forced to postpone the concert by two weeks. However, Led Zeppelin have always set very high standards for ourselves, and we feel that this postponement will enable my injury to properly heal, and permit us to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to.”
Bill Haley and his Comets "Rock Around the Clock"
Hopefully there is some meat there to chew on over Thanksgiving...and by all means, don't forget to look UP every once in a while.