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Rings Of Saturn

July 1, 2004 marked an historical first in the exploration of the Solar System. The Saturn Orbital Insertion maneuver took place when the Cassini spacecraft flew through the large gap between Saturn’s F and G rings. The event was the … Continue reading

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Uranus Has Rings

One of the most interesting planets in the Solar System has the dubious honor of being given an awkward name. There are dozens of cheeky bon mots surrounding the name Uranus. I came across a headline that was possibly written … 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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Scrutinizing The Solstice

Here in the Great Plains, the main topic of small talk is the weather.  My fellow Nebraskans seem to take extreme pleasure in grousing about the Winter.  I have a sneaking suspicion that many Nebraskans would grumble about the consistency … Continue reading

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Pluto Reclassified

What is in a word? My dictionary says that a word is a verbal representation of an object or a concept. It is also a graphic representation of the verbal representation itself. Words are frequently at the root of controversy.  … Continue reading

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The Twin Mission To Mars

The Summer of 1969 was an incredible time for anybody interested in space exploration.  Plenty has been written about the historical mission of Apollo 11 and the first ever moon walk.  July 20th is an unforgettable date for those of … 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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