Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The Prophet also said: "Those whose holdings exceed their needs, let them support the one whose holdings do not (meet their needs). And those whose food exceeds their needs, let them share it with those who does not have food."
Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 93C
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
“They have agreed to speak to us sir.” Said Sohaib quickly.
“Now, I have been told that there are several factions, so by they; you mean who?” asked the captain quietly hoping that Sohaib would calm down.
Standing next to each other it was obvious that the golden brown skinned captain Hosseine was about ten centimeters taller than the olive complexioned commander Sohaib.
“The queen of the Red Crows, Queen Jenny Nimmo. They contacted us not long after we slid into the star system. Our intelligence tells us that they are an English speaking multi-ethnic colony originally sent out by the United Kingdom or Great Britain as it is also referred to back on earth. I am suggesting that all the members of the contact team be armed sir. For what we have been able to assertion these crows form alliances and break them regularly. Being able to deceive your enemy is a virtue among them. Even the way they all call each other crow has a rather unpleasant foreboding.”
“How do you mean?”
“What do you call a group of crows in English sir?”
Captain Hosseini raised an eyebrow questioningly a puzzled look on his face.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Queen Jenny Nimmo of the red crows listened to her right hand Sir Eoin Colfrey as he explained about the aliens or as he corrected not aliens but other humans, humans from another star system. He urged her to open negations with them right away and before there dreaded enemy the white crow or even one of the other factions did. By creating an alliance with this new element he told her, who knew what new weapons or defense systems they might get a hold of to use against the other factions.
Baron Paul Stewart, the left hand of the queen, told her that if they were to gain such weapon marvels the outsiders were sure to have, that they could bring about the fabled United Kingdom. Queen Nimmo knew the stories of the Mythological United Kingdom, she had heard them her whole life. The colony ark had brought them to this star system only to discover that the world they had thought of settling was poisonous. The people were a united kingdom; Queen Nimmo had some of the antiques from the supplies the original settlers had brought with them that bore this motto, but there had been dissenters among them.
The original colonist had voted to leave this star system to look for a new world but the dissenters sabotaged the ship and they were all stranded. From that the United Kingdom dissolved and the different groups arose. The white crows, the black crows, the sun crows, the war crows, the night crows and her own glorious group the red crows. She dreamed of the day she would united all of the crows and lead them out of that which the first red crow queen had described as their own little purgatory.
Queen Jenny looking down from her thrown informed Sir Eoin the right hand of the queen that she would meet with the ambassador of these confederates.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
"Let us go see what no other man’s eyes have ever gazed upon, " said Captain Khaled Hosseni, a large man with golden brown skin and dark piercing eyes which had the ability to look right through a man to his core, "engage the worm drive."
Within minuets the C.S.S. Azizur Rahman had slid into the outer fringes of the new star system. With the speed and efficiency of the well trained crew that they were, the men and women of the C.S.S. Azizur Rahman quickly down to the business of exploring a new and uncharted Star system. A shabash probe was launched to get a look at the area of space on the other side of the sun.
The Sensors Officer one of the older men on board, began conducting a detailed spectral scan of the nearest frozen world in hopes of finding valuable resources. Meanwhile three Jao class probes were launched towards the 4th planet from the sun , which they suspected of being able to sustain life.
It was the communication chief who made the discovery that the star system was already inhabited as he realized that what at first had seemed to be a lot of background radio noise was in fact encrypted radio messages being broadcasted through out the star system. He immediately notified the captain and the diplomatic officer. Afterwards the communications chief Taufik Zahid, a very efficient man from New Malaysia, started running the encrypted messages through the standard decryption programs as well as a few that he had designed himself. His wide brown face broke into a grin as he leaned back into the molded plastic chair, this mission was just starting and already it was very interesting.
Captain Khaled Hosseini did not simply have a cloud of gloom over his head, he had a full blown hurricane of gloom over him. He had left on an exploration mission, being told that there was a 90% probability that there was a planet in the star system that could sustain human life. Meaning he was going to be naming the world , its’ continents and seas something he had looked forward to; to being informed by his 1st officer that the 4th planet had to much background radiation, to much volcanic activity and not enough oxygen. Through 1st officer’s team assured him in 10 or 20 million years the planet would be ready for terraforming.
On top of this he is informed that the star system is actually inhabited already by humans. Which according to chief Zahid who had decoded the messages and the diplomatic officer seemed to be divided up into approximately 7 different factions that were all at war with one another. He told them that by Asr to have a full briefing prepared for the senior officers.
Friday, November 21, 2008
One of two spiders sent to the orbiting laboratory aboard the space shuttle Endeavour last week was added to the lost property list after the crew checked its tank and found it empty.
Anxious to quash fears that the absent arachnid may be marauding around the space station, Nasa managers insisted that the second orb-weaver was not exactly lost, it just couldn’t be found.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
A probe sent late Friday from the orbiting mother spacecraft took pictures and gathered other data India needs for a future moon landing as it plummeted to a crash-landing at the moon's south pole, said Indian Space Research Organization spokesman B.R. Guruprasad.
The box-shaped probe was painted with India's saffron, white and green flag, sparking celebrations in the country that is striving to become a world power.
"The tricolor has landed," the Hindustan Times said in a banner headline, while The Asian Age proclaimed "India is big cheese."
As India's economy has boomed in recent years, it has sought to convert its newfound wealth — built on the nation's high-tech sector — into political and military clout. The moon mission comes just months after it finalized a deal with the United States that recognizes India as a nuclear power, and leaders hope the mission will further enhance its prestige.
Friday, November 14, 2008
When Moses conversed with God, he asked, "Lord, where shall I seek You?"
God answered, "Among the brokenhearted."
Moses continued, "But, Lord, no heart could be more despairing than mine."
And God replied, "Then I am where you are."
Abu’l-Fayd al-Misri , The Kashf al-Mahjub
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
LOS ANGELES – NASA on Monday declared an end to the Phoenix mission, some five months after the spacecraft became the first to land in Mars' arctic plains and taste water on another planet. Mission engineers have not heard from the Phoenix lander in over a week. It fell silent shortly after a raging dust storm blocked sunlight from reaching its solar panels.
Although ground controllers will direct two satellites orbiting Mars to listen for Phoenix for several more weeks, the chances that it will respond are slim.
"We are actually ceasing operations, declaring an end of mission operations at this point," said project manager Barry Goldstein of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which managed the $475 million mission.
Phoenix's demise was predicted. Unlike its hardy twin rover cousins Spirit and Opportunity, which are approaching their fifth year near the red planet's more hospitable equatorial region, Phoenix's days were numbered from the outset. With sunlight waning and winter encroaching the arctic plains, scientists had said it was a matter of time before Phoenix would freeze to death.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Do not treat people with contempt, nor walk insolently on the earth. Allah does not love the arrogant or the self-conceited boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice, for the most unpleasant of voices is the braying of the ass.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Allah loves those who sacrifice their repose and arise in the depths of the night to glorify the word of their Lord; those who give in charity without making their identity public; and those who uphold their ranks even when their companions have been overcome.
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ahd’Allah bin Mas’ud
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
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Monday, November 03, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The country staged a flawless launch Wednesday of its first unmanned lunar orbiting spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 -- the Sanskrit word for Moon Craft -- with an Indian-built rocket from its southeastern coast.
"The launch has considerable political significance as it's an assertion of India's credibility in the area of space exploration," said New Delhi-based strategic analyst Uday Bhaskar.
If all goes to plan, the 1.5-tonne satellite should be flying over the pockmarked lunar surface November 11. It's being sent on a two-year mission to map in-depth the moon's topography and its mineral and chemical properties.
The launch, greeted with chest-thumping patriotism, "demonstrated the nation's growing technological potential," said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
India sees the space journey as further boosting its diplomatic weight in the wake of the recent deal on civilian atomic cooperation with the United States that ended its nuclear pariah status.
The main exploration goal of the thrifty lunar mission -- it cost just 79 million dollars, less than half that of similar expeditions by other countries -- is to assess and map lunar mineral resources, Indian officials say.
India aims to launch the first Indian into space by 2014 and maybe to put a man on the moon by 2020.
Indian Space Research Organisation head G. Madhavan Nair has said the current mission will "unravel the mystery of the moon." But some analysts argue that enhanced global status was a far stronger motive.
"It's a moustache kind of thing -- and moustache matters," said Jane's Defence Weekly analyst Rahul Bedi, referring to India's national pride.
Asian nations have recently been at the forefront of space exploration -- a field that was previously dominated by the United States, Russia and the European Space Agency.
China, whose space programme is far more advanced than India's, was the first Asian nation five years ago to put its astronauts into space and last month staged a much publicised space walk.
"They (the Indians) are not going to add very much to what is already known," Bedi said.
But the mission represents "a technological evolution of the whole space programme in India. At the same time, India is very competitive in launching satellites and it further cements that reputation," Bedi said.
Initially set up to carry out scientific research, the space research organisation now also earns money from commercial launches with the global market worth an estimated 2.5 billion dollars a year.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
The Jarin hopper is a herbivore from High Qinghai is impossible to take by surprise as it sees in all directions.
The fact is that as most of the large life forms on High Qinghai
are legless The Jarin hopper is one of the faster species on the planet. It gets up to 1 meter tall and wieghs about
50 kilograms. while they do travel in groups of 25 to one hundred members while grazing they like to spread out
with about 40 to hundred meters apart. coming together only at night to form a circle around the young.
they live for approximatly 30 years, and bear live young, usually only one but on rare occasions two.
they begin to breed at 5 years of age. They will surround one of their own if it falls down as a Jarin Hopper
on its side must struggle to bring itself upright.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Mission commander Zhai Zhigang floated out of the orbiter module's hatch in the spacewalk, shown live on state broadcaster CCTV. Tethered to handles attached to the Shenzhou 7 ship's orbital module's exterior, Zhai remained outside for about 13 minutes before climbing back inside and closing the hatch behind him.
"Shenzhou 7 has left the module, physically feel very good. Greetings to all the people of the nation and all the people of the world," Zhai said.
Fellow astronaut Liu Boming also emerged briefly from the capsule to hand Zhai a Chinese flag that he waved for an exterior camera filming the event. The third crew member, Jing Haipeng, monitored the ship from inside the re-entry module
The successful spacewalk paves the way for assembling a space station from two Shenzhou orbital modules, the next major goal of China's manned spaceflight program. China is also pursuing lunar exploration and may attempt to land a man on the moon in the next decade.
China launched its first manned mission, Shenzhou 5, in 2003, followed by a two-man mission in 2005.
Since blasting off from their northwestern China launch base on Friday, the astronauts had been largely occupied with preparing the suits and adapting to zero gravity. Meals aboard the craft have followed a typical Chinese menu, featuring versions of kung pao chicken, shrimp and dried fruit, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Geologists compare the fractures in the sandstone rock deposits on Mars to features called deformation bands on Earth, which can arise from the influence of groundwater in the underground bedrock. The bands and faults have strong influences on groundwater movement on Earth, and seem to have played the same role on Mars. Other research has examined how surface water from rain or snow shaped the planet surface, but many agree that groundwater has an equally important influence.
"Groundwater often flows along fractures such as these, and knowing that these are deformation bands helps us understand how the underground plumbing may have worked within these layered deposits," said Chris Okubo, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Ariz. who headed up a new study of the Martian fractures.
The observations, made by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), showed how water has already changed the color and texture of the Martian sandstone along the fractures. Okubo's report on the finding is detailed online this month in the journal Geological Society of America Bulletin.
"This study provides a picture of not just surface water erosion, but true groundwater effects widely distributed over the planet," said Suzanne Smrekar, deputy project scientist for MRO at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., who was not part of the study. "Groundwater movement has important implications for how the temperature and chemistry of the crust have changed over time, which in turn affects the potential for habitats for past life."
Okubo and his study coauthors looked to similar patterns in Utah sandstones on Earth, where fractures are typically a few yards wide and up to several miles long. Such cracks reveal themselves as the rock layers on top erode away.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Here we see the C.S.S. Dawah in orbit of New Kalimantan picking up the famed scholar Hasan Jahangir.
The starship C.S.S. Dawah is owned and operated by the Dawah Jumaat. The C.S.S. Dawah visits isolated asteroid mining communities in the New Malaysia, New Kalimantan, Turkmen Prime and New Kurdistan star systems; where it conducts halaqahs and khutbahs as well as making available its vast library. Often highly regarded Islamic Scholars are recruited to do tours with the C.S.S. Dawah. Most of the asteroid mining communities are very happy for a visit from the C.S.S. Dawah if only to see new faces.
The ship has a crew of 40, this includes those who run the ship and the Muslim scholars and translators on the ship. The ship has a prayer hall able to hold over 700 persons as well as several smaller meeting rooms for counseling and small halaqahs.
The Dawah Jumaat is currently raising funds to build a second ship which would be dedicated to visiting worlds outside of the confedration.
Friday, September 19, 2008
The Two legged craner is very elusive and has only been sighted twice by professional xeno-biologists. Living deep in the forests of New Daura, It gets up to 20 kilograms and eats a diet of insects and fungi which they find on the forest floor. It has a poisonous stinger in its tail which it uses only in defense not for hunting. They bear live young in litters of 2 or 3. Fro the skeletal remains we have of them they appear to have evolved from four legged animals.
The video we have here was shot by a farmer in The Hague delta the two legged craner is believed to have been driven from its home by a recent hurricane.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Your pleas shall be answered, but wait patiently for the Lord to respond. Do not lose hope and begin to complain, "I beseeched the Lord, but He never responded."
-The Prophet Muhammad, as reported by Sahih al-Bukhari
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Have faith in God the Omnipotent,
the Eternal, the First and the Last,
who grants life and determines death.
He bestows bounty,
and only He can restore crushed hopes.
Have faith, do not lose hope, wait patiently.
He indeed will create a way
to deliver you from your hardships.
Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Fayuz E Yazdani
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Prayer is that which enables the soul to realize its divinity. Through prayer human beings worship absolute truth, and seek an eternal reward. Prayer is the foundation-stone of religion; and religion is the means by which the soul is purified of all that pollutes it. Prayer is the worship of the first cause of all things, the supreme ruler of all the world, the source of all strength. Prayer is the adoration of the one whose being is necessary.
Ibn Sina Kitab al-Najat
Friday, September 05, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Once Luqman was asked how he had attained such merit. He replied, "By adhering to virtue, by fulfilling all pledges, and by giving up futile apprehensions."
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Malek bin Hawari
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Medical research Ship
Medical research ships operate as research centers and mobile hospitals. With over 500 beds and five operating rooms the ships can respond to disasters small and large. Nine medical labs and four advanced research labs allow it to deal with any newly emerging viruses, bacteria and infection. Typically staffed with 30 surgeons, 60 medical doctors 180 nurses and 80 research staff. The ships are capable of generating their own wormhole.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
“What’s the problem Muhammed?” asked a concerned Bilal
Muhammed looked up from his work frustration running amuck across his entire body and replied in an exasperated tone “Its these darn Plasma flux phase inverters, they keep going into overload and causing a power spike which causes the phase safety capacitors. I have to buy new safety phase capacitors every month.”
“What type of plasma flux phase invertors do you have in there?” asked Bilal trying to be helpful.
“I just got the generic store brand, there all the same aren’t they? Asked Muhammed a puzzled tone creeping into his tone.
“Oh no they are not! I only use genuine Muhammad and Chang design plasma flux phase inverters and I have never had to replace my phase safety capacitors and my energy out put has increased by thirty percent.” said Bilal proudly and with a smile.
“Thirty percent really?” said an astonished Muhammed.
“Oh really, I only use Muhammad and Chang design parts. They are the best value for your dinars.” said Bilal smugly.
“Well can we can we go get some now?” inquired Muhammed.
“Of course we can> Genuine Muhammad and Chang design parts at all reputable parts retail stores.”
Later that day back in Muhammed’s cluttered garage.
“Brother that Muhammad and Chang’s design plasma flux phase inverter is just singing along and after an hour of running the phase safety capacitors aren’t even warm” said Muhammed with a big toothy grin.
“No worries with Muhammad and Chang design parts as they all come with a 2 year warranty.Always remember, nothing beats Muhammad and Chang design parts."
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Cloud mining Station
Cloud mining stations are deployed in low orbit of gas giants, scoop ships bring to it the atmosphere that they have collected. At the cloud mining station it is broken down into it base elements and processed into different chemical products.
Designed by Muhammad and Chang Mining Corporation of New Malaysia. The cloud mining stations are built in the orbital ship yards of New Malaysia and then towed to the mining sites all over the Confederation of Islamic Worlds, the Celestial Empire and the Celtic Alliance.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Louis Class Assault Ship
4 forward missile tubes
2 quad rail guns mounted on either side 4 in total
Is capable of landing on planets
Crew size 100
Carries 500 assault troops
Typically carries an assault unit made up of
100 tank troops
The tankers and tanks are on some occasions replaced by artillery, helicopters or VTOL jets
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
After the raid of an Astroid mining facility in the New Kelantan star System a Naval recon Ship captured this video of the two raiders fleeing the area before sliding out of the star system. Both ships appear to be Louis class Assault ships. The raiders are believed to be part of the black fleet which refused to surrender after the great war. we can see the second ship seems to be suffering some sort of radiation leak, most likely caused by the defensive weapons on the mining facility.
The Confederate navy assures us that they will track down the raiders and the rest of the black fleet and this danger will be eliminated.
Friday, August 15, 2008
God, the supreme being, is neither circumscribed by space, nor touched by time; he cannot be found in a particular direction, and his essence cannot change. The secret conversation is thus entirely spiritual; it is a direct encounter between God and the soul, abstracted from all material constraints.
Ibn Sina Kitab al-Najat
Thursday, August 14, 2008
God has given you the earth as your inheritance. He has raised some to a higher rank than others, so that he may test you in the way you treat this inheritance. He is swift in retribution, but he is also forgiving and merciful.
Qur'an Al-An'am Surah 6:165
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Glory be to Him who created everything in pairs: plants, human beings, and even entities they have no knowledge of. Of the many, one sign is the night. We strip it of the light of day, and abject darkness surrounds everything. The sun hastens to its resting place, its course determined by the Mighty, the All-Knowing Lord. Also ordained by the Almighty Lord are the phases of the moon, which decreases daily until it looks like a bent and shriveled palm stalk. Neither can the sun overtake the moon, nor night outstrip the day. Both float in orbits of their own.
Quran, Ya Sin, Surah 36:36-40
Monday, August 04, 2008
So sorry in taking so long to write, by the way if you see Mustapha give him my salams. We spent two days at the zoo. yes it takes two days. The Baton Rouge zoo has the largest selection of off-world animals on earth. I am sending you a video i shot of a Spiked Hunter. It is a rather nasty predator, but get this back on its homeworld of Tamanrasset there is a rather huge predator, the size of an Elephant, that hunts and eats it. Thats apparently why it has all the spikes on it's back. It can run up to 120 KPH for short bursts.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
We went to the Baton Rouge Zoo and were quite impressed. They have the largest collection of
off world animals on Earth. this is some Video I shot of the Boremon of the planet Okyanus.
The Boremon was very entertaining. Did you know they weave nests. The first settlers on
Okyanus thought they had found the first sentient aliens. It spent most of its time at the back of
its enclosure. I will send you some more videos later this week.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The basic purpose of human existence is acquisition of knowledge of God; there is no relationship more true than this spiritual affiliation. All other types of relationships are but derivative and dependent upon that spiritual connection, and in themselves nothing to boast of.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Remembrance is not remembered. I do not remember whether or not God remembered me in the past; he remembers me now. God does not remember whether I remembered him in the past; I remember him now. His remembrance is my remembrance, and mine is his. Can two beings who remember one another not be in union?
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
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Monday, July 21, 2008
Chulogs are popular pets in rural areas of new Kurdistan. they hunt down native pests who eat new Kurdistan farmers grain.
Children love them and they can be house broken. unfortuntly they do not get along with cats and the two species attack each other on sight.
which is one reason you do not find Chulogs living in urban areas.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Bear with what they say, and remember Our servant David who was endowed with incredible might and always turned to Us in repentance. Behold, We compelled the mountains to join him in praise of their Lord in the morning and evening, and the birds in all their assemblies were also obedient to him. We made his kingdom strong and endowed him with wisdom and astute judgment.
Qur'an Suad Surah 38:17-21
Friday, July 18, 2008
Gorgaran are large amphibians which live on New Sulawesi. the female lays thousands of eggs. most of which get eaten
by native fish. The Gorgaran eat huge numbers of insects and ignore humans. these two traits make them loved
by the people of New Sulawesi. while not kept as pets many people will place one in their yards. many campuses also
will have a few patrol for insects. New Sulawesi has a lot of insects and while few are dangerous some grow
very large and a lot of them make lots of noise and are very annoying. The Gorgaran move from one ambush
site to another during the day. They are sit-and-wait, ambush predators
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
On the planet of New Aquitaine, a protected world of the Celtic Alliance, lives a vicious bipedal predator called a Trabitiger. Two of the settlements managed to tame them and use them as guard animals. As it is rare for this to happen with non-terran animals which are predators. It is one of the few animals who does not have its sensory organs attached to its skull. The Confederate Xeno-biological Sciences Institute has studied them extensively and has brought several of them back to the planetary zoo on New Malaysia.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Those who truly know God worship Him with all their resolve; they concede to His ubiquitous bounty and obey all His commandments with the utmost fervor. As their adoration grows so does their obedience, since they are aware that this world is a madhouse and its inhabitants madmen wearing shackles of lust and chains of sin.
Al-Hujwiri, The Kashf al-Mahjub
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The Video is of a uni-cow which had wandered onto the campus of Amarya Zazzau University on Hausa world.
The Unicow is native to Hausa world. A six legged herbavore traveling in herds of 50 to a hundred members. Males will gather shoulder to shoulder and charge predators, often injuring and even killing them. They usually only eat grass . Animals that only eat grass are called grazers. But just sometimes they eat trees or shrubs. The Unicow habitat is in the Savannah and the grassland. They sleep on the grass on the ground. They range in size from 300 kg to 600 kg. They can stand as tall as 1.8m at the shoulder, and stretch up to 2.9m in body length.
Friday, July 11, 2008
spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore spore
sing to the tune of Spam
Thursday, July 10, 2008
To attract a mate the male Leafarrefe will make huge pile of leaves and branches.
Males can be 4.9 to 5.5 meters tall and weigh up to 1,600 kilos. females are typically slightly smaller.
An adolesent female Leafarrefe and young Leafarrefe wander onto a Goat farm.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
The Spitmonkey is a tree dweller on New Bengal. They travel in groups called troops which usualy number between 100 and 250 members. Spitmonkeys are omnivores who have been known to devastate crops. devouring 50 acres of foodstuffs in a day. they are paticularly fond of soy. They nest in trees where they lay thier eggs. They grow up to a little over a meter tall. At the end of thier tails they have a venom sack which sprays out a nasty smelling venom which blinds and burns larger predators on New Bengal.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
This is Video shot of the TriLeafcroc by the latest science expedition on New Malayasia. A dangerous 3 legged predator. It prefers to ambush its prey. while reptilian in appearence it bears live young. They get up to 200 Kg. They typically mate for life and the male and female will hunt together until the female gives birth. the female will then stay with the young until they are 6 months old. after which the young and adults will hunt together. young will stay with the adults until they are 2 years old and then go off on thier own. after which the adults will again have young. They live up to 20 years in the wild. litters are of 2 or 3 babies. they are very dangerous and will try to ambush humans.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Shallow trenches excavated by the lander's backhoe-like robotic arm have turned up specks and at times even stripes of mysterious white material mixed in with the clumpy, reddish dirt.
Phoenix merged two previously dug trenches over the weekend into a single pit measuring a little over a foot long and 3 inches deep. The new trench was excavated at the edge of a polygon-shaped pattern in the ground that may have been formed by the seasonal melting of underground ice.
New photos showed the exposed bright substance present only in the top part of the trench, suggesting it's not uniform throughout the excavation site. Phoenix will take images of the trench dubbed "Dodo-Goldilocks" over the next few days to record any changes. If it's ice, scientists expect it to sublimate — or go from solid to gas, bypassing the liquid stage — when exposed to the sun because of the planet's frigid temperatures and low atmospheric pressure.
"We think it's ice. But again, until we can see it disappear ... we're not guaranteed yet," mission scientist Ray Arvidson of Washington University in St. Louis said Monday.
Even if it's not ice, the discovery of salt would also be significant because it's normally formed when water evaporates in the soil.
Preliminary results from a bake-and-sniff experiment at low temperatures failed to turn up any trace of water or ice in the scoopful of soil that was delivered to the lander's test oven last week. Scientists planned to heat the soil again this week to up to 1,800 degrees, said William Boynton of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Phoenix landed in the Martian arctic plains on May 25 on a three-month, $420 million mission to study whether the polar environment could be favorable for primitive life to emerge. The lander's main job is to dig into an ice layer believed to exist a few inches from the surface.
The project is led by the University of Arizona and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The lander was built by Lockheed Martin Corp.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I swear by the glow of the sunset, by the night and all that the night brings to life, and by the full moon, that you will move from your present existence to a different existence.
Qu'ran, Al-Inshiqaq, Surah 84:16-19
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
We are pleased to announce Dr. Alan Stern will be speaking at the 11th Annual International Mars Society Convention, which will be taking place from August 14-17, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Stern recently served as Associate Administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate, and is currently the principal investigator for the New Horizons mission to Pluto.
Dr. Stern has had a distinguished career as a planetary scientist and author. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Southwest Research Institute's (SwRI's) Space Science and Engineering Division. Prior to that role, he held several other positions at SwRI, including Director of the Department of Space Studies; leader of the Geophysical, Astrophysical, and Planetary Science section in SwRI's Space Sciences Department; and leader of SwRI's Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences group at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. From 1983 to 1991 he held positions at the University of Colorado in the Center for Space and Geoscience Policy, the office of the Vice President for Research, and the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA).
Dr. Stern has published over 175 technical papers, 40 popular articles, and two books - The U.S. Space Program After Challenger (Franklin-Watts, 1987), and Pluto and Charon: Ice Worlds on the Ragged Edge of the Solar System (Wiley 1997, 2005).
REGISTER NOW FOR A SPECTACULAR CONVENTION!
Back to where it all began in 1998: University Memorial Center, University Of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
August 14-17, 2008
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We have an impressive list of knowledgeable, inspiring speakers already scheduled.
Some of our other confirmed speakers and programming include:
Dr. S. Pete Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.; NASA Ames Research Center Director)
Elon Musk (Founder and CEO of SpaceX)
Dr. Jim Garvin (Chief Scientist, NASA Goddard)
Dr. Carolyn Porco (Cassini Imaging Team Leader)
Dr. Chris McKay (NASA Ames Research Center)
Dr. Carol Stoker (NASA Ames Research Center)
Dr. Bill Clancey (NASA Ames Research Center)
Dr, Matt Mountain (Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute)
Dr. Michael Simpson (International Space University)
Dr. Robert Braun (Georgia Tech)
George Whitesides (Executive Director, National Space Society)
Dr. Robert Zubrin (President and Founder, The Mars Society
Dr. Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11 fame is also tentatively scheduled to speak.
Brother Guy Consolmagno (Vatican Observatory; Curator, Vatican Meteorite Collection)
Dr. Ted Peters (Co-Editor: Theology and Science; The CTNS Journal of Science and Religion)
In addition, we will also be featuring some special programming:
Hubble Space Telescope: Why is it worth the risk and expense to repair HST? We will have speakers to discuss the future repair mission as well as the numerous astronomical discoveries that HST has made over its lifetime.
Mars and Campaign 2008: What will the 2008 elections mean for the future of the space program? We will be holding extensive programming to discuss this topic. We also intend to invite representatives from the Democratic and Republican Presidential campaigns.
Religion and Space Exploration: What impact will space exploration have on religion (if any)? What would the theological implications be of finding life on another planet? What has been the history of religion and space studies? We will be discussing these topics and many more aspects of this profound topic.
Web Advocacy for Mars and Generation Y: There has been much discussion lately about why members of "Generation Y" are not excited about space exploration. We will have in depth discussions on this topic and have presentations on how best to utilize the web for space advocacy.
Mars Project Challenge: Finalists in The Mars Society Mars Project Challenge (MPC) will make presentations explaining why their proposed project should be The Mars Society's next big project.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
"Virtually none of the material made it down into the oven" after the probe dug up new soil clumps from the Martian permafrost with its robotic arm, William Boynton, an investigator for Phoenix's thermal and evolved gas analyzer (TEGA), said during a press teleconference Monday
It was a further setback for Phoenix, whose TEGA analyzer at the weekend was not able to obtain smaller, testable bits from the Martian landscape which researchers hope will provide clues to whether the planet was once habitable for microbial life.
Between 20 and 30 milligrams of soil is necessary for analysis, but Boynton said less than one milligram of matter passed through the screen into one of the probe's test facilities.
The screen is designed to allow through it particles measuring one millimeter (0.04 inch) or less. Inside the port there is an infrared beam which determines if particles enter the machine.
Once it gets a sample, the TEGA instrument spends several days analysing its content, first testing for the level of water content, and then heating it gradually to 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,832 Fahrenheit) to better assess the mineral composition.
Phoenix, which landed on the stark terrain of Mars' north pole region on May 25, collected the first sample on Thursday.
The team aims to try the procedure anew in the coming days. Should that fail, mission scientist Doug Ming said, they will attempt a "sprinkle test" in an attempt to jar smaller soil pieces free.
"We hope to deliver a sample in about two sols," or Martian days, Ming said.
Boynton, who is a scientist at the University of Arizona which is coordinating significant elements of the mission, said the team was not urgently pressed for time.
"It will be at least a week or two (of failure) before we start to get terribly concerned," he said.
Phoenix has a total of eight "ovens" that can be used to test separate samples from the Martian surface.
If need be the team can also employ an alternate delivery mechanism which would grind up the sample. "So we are still pretty optimistic that one of these techniques will work for us," Boynton said.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Muhammad now felt compelled to speak openly about the divine revelations he had received. At first people were friendly, listening attentively to what he said; and some were quickly convinced by him. But when he disparaged their ancient gods, most took grave offence; they resolved to regard Muhammad as an enemy, and to treat his followers with contempt. Muhammad was distressed at their reaction, but refused to be deterred from obeying God's command. And Abu Talib, Muhammad's uncle, tried to protect him.
Friday, June 06, 2008
This is really an important occasion for us, to be poised to make a measurement for the first time of the Martian arctic soil," said Phoenix principal investigator Peter Smith of the University of Arizona.
The $420 million mission aims to dig down through the soil to the layers of water ice thought to lie underneath the surface, and to analyze soil samples to determine their composition and see if the ice might once have been liquid water, potentially creating a habitable zone for microbial life at some point in the past.
Phoenix retrieved its sample Thursday from a site dubbed Baby Bear, which lies just to the right of the trench the lander dug out in its practice digs. The practice digging locale is called Dodo
Mission controllers will send instructions to the lander to dump the sample into one of the TEGA ovens tonight. The TEGA ovens, which are about an inch long and the diameter of a pencil lead, will heat up the soil samples and use a mass spectrometer to detect the gases that come off the samples, which will shed light on some of the materials in the soil, specifically those formed by the process of liquid water.
"The TEGA system is particularly sensitive to water in its oven ... water is the first thing that's cooked out," Smith said.
Mission scientists must be careful when delivering the sample not to overload the instrument and contaminate other ovens. Once the sample is delivered on Friday, Phoenix will image TEGA to make sure the sample has been delivered and that the oven door is shut. The instrument is will then begin its four-day analysis (which may not occur in four consecutive days); the team will report each day's results as they become available. Any water present in the sample should be the first thing to vaporize from the soil, Smith said.
The sample also contains some of the white material seen in the scoop after Phoenix's first practice "dig and dump," which scientists think could be ice or a type of salt mineral.
Of course, they can't be sure that any of the white material will make it through the oven's entry screen. "We're hoping that some of this goes in and that we get a hint of what it is," Smith said.
Some science team members think that the whitish material can't be ice because it has been too easy to scrape up — the ice layers under the soil will likely be difficult to scrap because ice is so hard at the brutally frigid temperatures on Mars (which have so far reached a high of only -22 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 Celsius)
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Once a person said to a dervish, "All I ask for is a small dwelling in Paradise."
The dervish replied, "If you displayed the same contentment with what you already have in this world, you would have found ultimate bliss."
Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, "Fayuz E Yazdani"
Friday, May 30, 2008
It was God who created you; yet some of you refuse to believe, while others have faith. He is aware of all your actions. He created the heavens and the earth to manifest the truth. He fashioned each one of you--and each one of you is beautiful. To God you will all return. He knows all that the heavens and the earth contain. He knows all that you hide and all that you reveal. He knows your deepest thoughts.
Qur'an, At-Taghabun, Surah 64:2-4
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Speech is a great blessing conferred on man by God, thereby distinguishing him from all other creatures. But speech like wine intoxicates the mind. Thus the Prophet said: "He who keeps silent shall be saved." For in silence are concealed many spiritual blessings and in speech many evils.
Al-Hujwiri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
A religious leader came to visit Rabi'a, and was shocked to see that her clothes were in tatters. He said: 'There are many people who would provide you with decent clothes, if you would only allow them.' Rabi'a replied: 'Everything in this world is on loan to us from God. I am ashamed to accept the loan of a loan.' The man went away, and said to others: 'It is astonishing that a mere woman has reached such spiritual heights. She refuses to spend any time on material matters.'
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The first images transmitted from the lander about two hours after landing showed one of its feet sitting on Martian soil amid tiny rocks and a view of the horizon of the arctic plain. Another image showed that the lander's solar panels had deployed.
Like a tourist in a foreign country, the lander initially will take in the sights during its first week on the Red Planet. It will talk with ground controllers through two Mars orbiters, which will relay data and images.
Phoenix is equipped with an 8-foot-long arm capable of digging trenches in the soil to get to ice that is believed to be buried inches to a foot deep. Then it will analyze the dirt and ice samples for traces of organic compounds, the chemical building blocks of life.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Liberate yourself from the fetters of the ego and surrender yourself before God. Let the Lord be your shepherd, allow Him to attend to all your cares, and do not allow temptations to entice you. Aspirations of this world are the cause of all concern. Aspire to God and obtain freedom.
Sheikh Abdul Qadier Jillani Futhul Ghaib
Monday, May 19, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The C.S.S. Abu Hanifa an-Nu‘man a Kabeer Ghadan class Super transport. 2000 meters long with a displacement of 2 million these huge ships move cargo all across Confederate space as well as that of thier trading partners. Over three thousand of them were built in the New Kurdistan orbital ship yards before the great war. During the Great War 50 of the Kabeer Ghadan class super transports were converted into troop transports.