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Asteroid Day

If nuclear proliferation or global climate change don’t wipe out sentient life on Earth, an errant asteroid might do so. That was my thought when I stumbled across the reminder that June 30th is International Asteroid Day. Most of us … Continue reading

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Disaster From The Sky

“So, what’s new?” I asked Jorge during a long lag in conversation. My friend exclaimed that he could hardly wait for the Swift-Tuttle comet to arrive in our part of the Solar System. I was rather surprised at his statement … Continue reading

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What About Pluto?

The astronomical object, Pluto, was discovered on February 18, 1930 by the young astronomer Clyde Tombaugh. He had been studying photographs taken the month before by the telescope at Arizona’s Lowell Observatory, where Tombaugh worked. From that time until 2005 … Continue reading

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Jupiter Gets Smacked

I love to play with ambiguous sentences because I have a not so secret love affair with ambiguity.  I guess that’s why I sometimes like to present my readers with a headline that can be taken more than one way. … Continue reading

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