ESA Science & Technology: A history of astrometry – Part I

Mapping the sky from ancient to pre-modern times

People began measuring the positions of the stars thousands of years ago and the story of the measurement of stars is a story of some of the most talented and dedicated scientists who have ever lived. As ESA’s Gaia mission ushers in a new era of space-based astrometry, we look at the history of this distinguished discipline, starting with the pioneers who worked before the invention of the telescope.

Archaeological records show that astronomy is one of the first natural sciences developed by early civilisations all over the globe. Ancient astronomers could perform only limited investigations of the sky, using rudimentary aids to the human eye. Even so, humankind had already begun the measurement of the positions of celestial bodies, making astrometry – the science of charting the sky – one of the oldest branches of astronomy.

Stone tablet of Shamash, the Sun-god, from the ancient Babylonian city of Sippar. Credit: © Trustees of the British Museum.
The Moon and comet Hale-Bopp over the Great Pyramids of Giza in 1997. Credit: John Goldsmith









Source: ESA Science & Technology: A history of astrometry – Part IMapping the sky from ancient to pre-modern times

Flip Books by Zero Creativity

Flip Books by Zero Creativity


1.Leaf Sillhouette-

  1. Stray Birds-

see the others

source How Photo Poetry on Flower Made

Why a Dua doesn’t get answered?

Sometimes our duas are not answered. Some of those reasons eventually become obvious to us with the passage of time and some don’t. However, as Muslims we should understand the reasons to help us better cope with situations when our Duas are not being answered. This can help us influence factors that are under our direct control.

We know from Quran and Hadith the many reasons behind duas not being accepted. Some of them are the following:

  • The Dua that a person is asking may not be good for the person but that person may not know the reasons yet;
  • A persons’ sins may be in the way of accepting Duas;
  • A person earns his living through unlawful means (haraam means);
  • A person may be asking for forbidden or sinful items;

In the Quran, Allah says:

“And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you” [Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:216]

According to a hadith of the Prophet (SAW):

“There is no Muslim who calls upon his Lord with a dua in which there is no sin or severing of family ties, but Allah will give him one of three things: Either He will answer his prayer quickly, or He will store (the reward for) it in the Hereafter, or He will divert an equivalent evil away from him.” They said: “We will say more dua.” He said: “Allah’s bounty is greater.”[Narrated by Ahmad, 10749; Al-Tirmidhi, 3573. Classed as Saheeh by Al-Albaani in Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh, 2199]

On a related note, Umm Salamah said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say:

“There is no calamity that befalls one of the Muslims and he responds by saying ‘Innaa Lillaahi wa innaa ilahi raaji’oon, Allahumma ujurni fi museebati w’ukhluf li khayran minha (Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return; O Allah, reward me in this calamity and compensate me with something better than it),’ but Allah will compensate him with something better than it.” [Narrated by Muslim, 918]

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

Whatever Allah has decreed for His believing slave is a blessing even if that is in the form of withholding; it is a favor even if that is in the form of a trial, and the calamity decreed by him is fair even if it us painful. [Madaarij Al-Saalikeen, 4/215.]

Many ask if Allah is not being merciful with them when not answering their prayers. (The real reason is that) What Allah chooses for His slave is better for him than what he chooses for himself. Allah is more merciful towards His slaves than they themselves or their mothers are. If something happens to them that they dislike, that is better for them than if it did not happen, so His decree is all kindness and mercy. If the slave submits to Allah and has certain faith that all dominion belongs to Allah and all things are under His command, and that He is more merciful to him than he is himself, then he will find peace of mind regardless of whether his need is met or not.  [Madaarij Al-Saalikeen, 2/215]

Source: “Power of Dua” by

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These Chain’s 

Chains -if unbound may become padlocks too


By:Tina Glover/Unknownperson79

“These Chain’s”

And ye shall

know the truth

it shall set

you free from

all these chain’s

that bind’s us

and that is very

worrisome and so

troubling and

then the chain’s

shall come tumbling

down so free

yourself and then

love can be found

and don’t wait

because you’ll

never know what

might you might

find after you

unbind theses

chain’s from

your heart

and soul….

©Tina Glover All Rights Reserved

August 15,2016 but not posting here until August 22,2016
Credit This Heart With Chain’s Picture To Google Under Chained Heart’s (Noted Not The Writing On It Or The Word’s)

#writing #poem #chain’s #unbind #them #from #your #heart #and #soul #ye #shall #be #free #at #last #tina-glover #unknowperson79

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