Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Obsidian Poetry @ The KGB Redroom


Heads up all you folks in the poetry family! I will be featuring at the KGB Red Room, Thursday, October 18th. Matthew Huppert succeeded in pulling me out of my cave to do provide you with 15 minutes of fun, mystery and who knows what else. The gig starts @ 7pm and there’s also an Open Mic session. So, cancel all of your unnecessary plans, dates and engagements. Hustle on down the Lower East Side to the KGB and we’ll get this poetry party started right! Looking forward to seeing you there.
-Obsidian  







ALSO CHECK OUT MY 2 BOOKS “THE SHAITAN” & “HOBO HANDBOOK: MEMOIRS OF A HOMELESS POET IN NEW YORK” SOLD AT THESE LOCATIONS:
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They are not being sold on Amazon.com at this time.

To view a few sample pages or to purchase the books visit:

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I’d love to hear from you!
-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian











Monday, June 04, 2018

Strange Things in Space


Something weird flew past Earth and scientists still don’t know what it was
Mike Wehner


BGR News•October 27, 2017

When it comes to the objects floating around in our solar system, scientists have a pretty good handle on what they all are. Aside from planets, dwarf planets, and moons, many smaller bodies — like comets, asteroids, etc. — have been tracked and studied for years, if not decades. Just days ago, something cruised past Earth and was launched out into space thanks to the gravity of the sun, and scientists still can’t say with complete certainty what it was.

The object was originally spotted by astronomers in Hawaii using the PanSTARRS1 telescope. It was careening through space at a speed of 16 miles per second, and it swooped around our sun, passed Earth at a distance of around 15 million miles, and then headed straight back out into space. It was, if you couldn’t already tell, an incredibly unusual event.

Originally thought to be a comet, the mysterious visitor came so close to our star that it should have likely burned up due to the intense heat, but it didn’t. Subsequent observations suggested that the object might actually be an asteroid and not a comet, which would explain its refusal to disintegrate. The most widely accepted current estimates put its size at somewhere around 500 feet in diameter, which is fairly small, but still large enough to do some serious damage to any celestial body it crosses paths with.

Whatever it was, scientists are certain that it wasn’t from our solar system. The object’s trajectory would have made absolutely no sense for something that is orbiting the sun, and the angle at which it approached actually points to it having come from a well known constellation. Unfortunately, the length of time it would have taken to get here muddies the water a bit in terms of predicting its origin.

Regardless of whether it was a comet, asteroid, or something entirely different, it was an incredibly rare event that has sent astronomers rushing to learn more. The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center has issued a notification asking researchers to devote some time to figuring out more about the object.





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They are not being sold on Amazon.com at this time.

To view a few sample pages or to purchase the books visit:

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I’d love to hear from you!
-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian









Wednesday, May 23, 2018

On Mother's Memorial

Yesterday marked the 2nd anniversary of my darling mother, Sallie Canada's death. Thought I'd share a picture of her and I during brighter times. She's still around me, looking out.
-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Celestial Phenomena?


We Finally Know What That "Temporary Moon" Around Earth Is

Inverse•October 20, 2017

As we all know, Earth’s best friend is the moon. But in 2016, a strange object seemed to pass close enough to our planet that scientists wondered whether or not it was a “temporary moon,” which have been observed in the past. After much speculation, we finally know what this object is — and can confirm the Earth and moon’s friendship is still intact.

As Universe Today reports, back in 2016, astronomers identified what NASAcalled a “a quasi moon” or “near earth companion” orbiting the sun. Sometimes, the object — which was believed to be an asteroid called 2016 HO3 — became close enough to Earth that strong telescopes could pick it up. After it was first discovered, there was question over where the object came from, and whether or not it was truly an asteroid or just some space junk hurtling through the void.

But new research from the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has finally put this debate to rest. Recently, astronomer Vishnu Reddy and his team announced that they’ve confirmed 2016 H03 is indeed an asteroid. In fact, it’s one of just a small group of known quasi-satellites around Earth. The team will present their findings this week at the 49th Division for Planetary Sciences Conference of the American Astronomical Society in Provo, Utah.

Using the Large Binocular Telescope and the Discovery Channel Telescope, Reddy and his team were able to make new observations about 2016 H03’s size and where it might have originated.

“While HO3 is close to the Earth, its small size – possibly not larger than 100 feet – makes it challenging target to study,” Reddy says. “Our observations show that HO3 rotates once every 28 minutes and is made of materials similar to asteroids.”

While HO3 occasionally comes close to Earth, it orbits the sun, not our planet. That said, it’s considered a quasi-satellite because of its unique co-orbital configuration. For those concerned, I can assure you that there’s no danger of the asteroid colliding with our planet — at it’s very closest, it drifts about “38 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon,” New Atlas reports. So don’t worry, we’re good.

Sure, HO3 might get cozy with earth every now and again, we all know nothing comes between Earth and its moon. They’re a match made in the cold, dark vacuum of space.



ALSO CHECK OUT MY 2 BOOKS “THE SHAITAN” & “HOBO HANDBOOK: MEMOIRS OF A HOMELESS POET IN NEW YORK” SOLD AT THESE LOCATIONS:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/573076

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/655627


Barnes & Noble Bookstore: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-shaitan-daniel-canada/1123886050?ean=2940152342888

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https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hobo-handbook-memoirs-of-a-homeless-poet-in-new-york


They are not being sold on Amazon.com at this time.


To view a few sample pages or to purchase the books visit:


https://smashwords.com/books/view/573076  (Note: You must 1st remove “adult content” filter from top right hand corner of Smashword page to access the books, by clicking the “Adult Content” button before searching for the titles titles in search field).


If you want to view my Smashwords Author Profile visit:


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My Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.canada3

My Twitter account: https://twitter.com/lordlumiel

If you wish to shoot me a personal note, this is my email address: lordlumiel@yahoo.com

I’d love to hear from you!

-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian