Radio astronomers have revealed the first picture of a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Known as Sagittarius A* or Sgr A*, it sits about 27,000 light-years from the Sun and is around 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. The astronomers say, ‘Black Holes are cool!‘ Read more on Valérie’s Blog Corner
We are home from our trip to the South Sea Islands, and we look to a restful Christmas – although Christmas can mean a lot of hustle and bustle for many.
In this newsletter we read about the extinction of the Australian Pygmies, listen to the Dalai Lama speak of our basic human goodness and consider the past and the hidden chambers in King Tut’s tomb room. We know of the Indigo children, the starseeds and the rainbow children – those children born with the full spectrum of light. They are the message bringers of the higher dimensions, these children, and we read about parenting and raising such children. We bring you images of a black hole swallowing a star, and you may listen to some music which reduces anxiety. 2017 as a numerology adds up to 1, and we examine this significance. What happens to the fish when lightning strikes the water? We bring you some data from the BBC about this interesting topic. (Be warned, don’t float in storms!) Christmas is a festive time for many and tables are generously laden with foods. We look to the Buddha’s Diet for clues about mindful eating. We celebrate the Christmas season and the origins of the Christmas Tree itself. And we wish you a Merry Christmas.
A earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1, unusually powerful for Australia, struck the country’s desert centre early on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the 10km (6 miles) deep quake. It was centred 460km west-southwest of the outback town of Alice Springs and close to Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock. The quake, which hit just before 4am local time in the sparsely populated area of the Northern Territory, was initially recorded at a magnitude of 6.2 before being revised down by USGS. The over-sighting spirit of Uluru, Alcheringa, has responded to Valerie’s queries about this earthquake, Uluru and has also responded to thoughts about the Centre of All Creation.