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If All the Dinos Died on One Terrible Weekend – Where are All the Bodies?
December 7, 2009 · 9 Comments

photo credit: goldenrectangle According to the Impact Theory, a rock from space smashed into the earth, threw up a huge dust cloud, chilled the atmosphere and sent down acid rain.  All the dinosaurs died immediately all over the globe or in a week or so. So….where are the bodies of the victims? Probability of Becoming […]

When you wish upon a shooting star…it’s probably a meteoroid
August 11, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: aresauburn™ The Perseid Meteor Showers, which occur every year around this date, are caused by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet itself was discovered in 1862, and could be seen again with binoculars in 1992. Calculations have shown that the comets witnessed in China in 188 A.D. and 69 B.C. were most likely the […]

Looking Back…Happy New Year!
December 31, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Happy New Year! Tomorrow is the first day of 2009. So what an appropriate time to look back and see what we have accomplished in science over the past years on this day. On New Years Day, 1801, the dwarf planet Ceres was discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi. This dwarf planet is actually located inside our solar system, […]

Eight is Enough?
August 16, 2008 · 6 Comments

photo credit: CommandZed Two years ago this month, the International Astronomical Union adopted a new definition of ‘planet’ which excludes Pluto. Not only do I, as Planetarium Astronomer, continue to get questions about Pluto’s ‘demotion’, but scientists themselves continue to debate it. Right now (August 14-16, 2008), a conference called “The Great Planet Debate:Science as […]



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