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The day we learned to destroy the world

75 years ago today the Sun was rising over New Mexico half an hour early. The Trinity, worlds first nuclear bomb had been detonated. The light was blinding tens of kilometers away, the shockwave could be felt as far as 100 kilometers from the ground zero. The iconic mushroom cloud rose up to 12 kilometers up in the sky.

If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one ...

The forgotten web

New content is created in the internet at an ever increasing rate. At the same time a part of it is getting lost and forgotten. 

I have been creating content to the net over two decades. Many of those early websites I made during the later half of nineties and early 2000's aren't available on the net anymore. Some of those I might have saved up on some old backups. On old disks and cd's that might or might not still work.

Planets that weren't

In addition to actual objects that have just been demoted from planet status there has been multiple supposed planets astronomers have been trying to locate throughout history.

Vulcan was a speculated planet that was expected to reside between Mercury and the Sun. The perturbations in Mercury's orbit suggested there should be something there. These anomalies were however later explained by Einstein's theory of general relativity.