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February 5, 2006 by The Way on Guinness Daily
Update: No response from NASA was received. Mr. Deutsch has been been fired (well, technically he resigned). There is no indication that it had anything to do with my letter, but perhaps it had some effect. Overwhelmingly though, it probably was due to the fact that NASA found out that Mr. Deutsch didn't actually hold a college degree. I hope if he goes back to school, he takes some more science classes! Recently there has been some controversy surrounding a young man named George Deutsch (...
Gone, kaput, pulled! Pluto is no longer a part of the Solar System! Are they nuts?! That’s what I heard recently while listening to the news on the television. (I was too busy to sit and watch so I listened instead) I grew up reciting the names of the planets in the Solar System, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, Uranus, Pluto…[I’m missing two I know], during my Primary School (Elementary in the US) years they had to be recited in order of discovery too, but not for this blog! ...
Upon the discovery of several new planets within our own solar system, astronomers are rethinking their criteria for planets. Among the new planets for consideration are such extraterrestrial bodies as Xena, Sedna, and Quarog (I hope I spelled that right). Xena's discovery has prompted the International Astronomical Union to reconsider its definition of a planet. Currently it considers both Pluto and Xena to be trans-Neptunian objects, and says that until it has drawn up its new definition, t...
Upon the discovery of several new planets within our own solar system, astronomers are rethinking their criteria for planets. Among the new planets for consideration are such extraterrestrial bodies as Xena, Sedna Link, and Quarog (I hope I spelled that right). Xena's discovery has prompted the International Astronomical Union to reconsider its definition of a planet. Currently it considers both Pluto and Xena to be trans-Neptunian objects, and says that until it has drawn up its new defini...
September 6, 2005 by Sam Edney on Masters Of Our Fate
Heard this from my younger sis a while ago. Never forgotten it! "My very easy memory jingle, so useful naming planets" My (Mercury) Very (Venus) Easy (Earth) Memory (Mars) Jingle (Jupiter) So (Saturn) Useful (Uranus) Naming (Neptune) Planets (Pluto)
August 7, 2005 by bigrickstallion on Handstand Headache
One of the things i do like about America is NASA. Its a remarkable institution that has achieved many incredible feats which largely go without the acknowledgement they deserve. My time tomorrow a bunch of their best and brightest are set to return to the loving arms of their friends and families. With the typically sensationalist press and all the new cameras and views that have been available on this flight, one could be forgiven for thinking they are in some grave peril for doing so. ...
August 6, 2005 by Evorg on advcontech
Once again it’s time for the annual Northern Hemisphere Perseid Meteor Shower. The shower will peak on Friday morning, August 12th between 0200 and daybreak. Look East to North East in the constellation Perseus. Mars can also be viewed in the neighboring constellation Aries at the same time. The Perseid Meteor Shower originates from the tail of the comet Swift – Tuttle. The comet has long since gone from the solar system; debris from the comet’s tail still intersects Earth once a year. Travel...