I love a good Si-fi movie and I do not mean that fantasy rubbish.
I mean imaginative real science-twisted ideas that should be possible but aren’t quite yet.
Films like: Star Trek, Blade Runner, The Matrix, All the Alien films, E.T., Terminator, and does anyone remember Silent Running with Huey and Duey and of course Dark Star? I love these old movies. I’ve seen Blade Runner 2049, but probably need to see it again before I completely make up my mind about it. I won’t talk about it here just in case you haven’t seen it yet.
What made me start thinking about these movies was the strange colour of the skies over Britain as a result of ex-hurricane Storm Ophelia. Certainly, in London it did look like your full-blown Hollywood ‘End of the World’ CGI.
Apparently, the peculiar colour of the ex-hurricane storm clouds was a combination of large amounts of Sahara Desert sand and ash from the forest fires in Portugal and Spain.
Well here’s a really great video called “From the Earth to the Sun” with Professor Robert Walsh from the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
The good news is that our sun has another 4 to 5 Billion years before it becomes a Red Dwarf and swallows us up.
The bad news is we could screw things up from our end long before that.