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Arecibo Radio Telescope 1963-2020

Part of the Arecibo radio telescope collapsed this summer. A supporting cable had snapped. Another cable gave way this month. I’d like to be writing about plans to repair the dish, replace aging cables and restore the historic observatory to … Continue reading

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Waiting on a Dead World: Science and Being Human

Instead of writing about Halloween, I’ll share a seasonally-appropriate story and talk about science, death being human: Waiting on a Dead World Inspiration and Stellar Evolution Still Seeking a Solar System Analog Metaphors and the Lives of Stars Sirius, Procyon … Continue reading

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InSight on Mars: Now What?

Another robotic lander is on Mars. InSight landed last Monday, November 26, 2018. Folks at NASA and JPL are happy about that. The lander has taken a few pictures and started sending back weather reports. The mission’s main ‘science’ work … Continue reading

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Earth’s Moon: Heat, Stir – – –

We’ve learned quite a bit about Earth’s moon since the first Apollo landing, but we’re still not sure how it formed. But we’re a step or two closer to solving that puzzle. A team of scientists think Earth and its … Continue reading

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