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Inbox: ReVisions, ed by Julie E. Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel

This caught my eye over on Paperback Swap. ReVISIONS, edited by Julie E. Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel. It was published by Daw in 2004 and contains stories that play with the history of scientific discoveries. The description: One of science … Continue reading

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Planets!

From [our] results, we know now that at least 40% of solar-type stars have low-mass planets. This is really important because it means that low-mass planets are everywhere, basically,” explained Stephane Udry from Geneva University, Switzerland. Planets everywhere, no longer … Continue reading

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Video of Launch of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

This is very cool – from a camera on the Atlas rocket, here’s the launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter last week.   UPDATE: NASA reports that the LRO achieved Lunar orbit earlier today.

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Scientists

Listening to the radio today – “scientists” were quoted in a story about the swine flu outbreak, as in “scientists say that…”. Are these scientists the same scientists that expressed concern about sunspot activity? I picture a door with a … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon: Solar Minimum

I’ve been following the news about sunspot activity on the Sun. The Sun goes through cycles of sunspot activity that normally last seven years. I learned about this as a teenage ham radio operator (callsign KA7NTR), because sunspot activity affected … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon: Galileo, Part 2

This is a continuation from last week’s post: Galileo, Part 1. In Galileo’s time (again, we are talking about the last 1500’s and early 1600’s), science as we know it was still new. It was still common for pure logic … Continue reading

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