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Brian H. Gill
I was born in 1951. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. One of the kids graduated from college in December, 2008, and is helping her husband run businesses and raise my granddaughter; another is a cartoonist and artist; #3 daughter is a writer; my son is developing a digital game with #3 and #1 daughters. I'm also a writer and artist.
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- Blog - David Torkington
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- The Curt Jester
Punditry, Prayer, Parody, Polemics, Puns from a Papist Perspective
- If I Might Interject
One Catholic tries to interject the Perspective of the Church
- Sparrowfare (peggyhaslar.com)
Seed-Searches among the Stones
Happy. Southern. Catholic.
- Time for Reflections
(Victor S. E. Moubarak)
Ubi caritas et amor. Deus ibi est.
(Where [there is] charity and love. God is there.)
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Tag Archives: asteroids and comets
DART: Trick Shot by OpNav, and a Successful Test
On September 26, 2022, the NASA/APL DART mission changed the orbit of an asteroid: Dimorphos, a satellite of 65803 Didymos. “NASA Confirms DART Mission Impact Changed Asteroid’s Motion in Space“Josh Handal, Justyna Surowiec; press release; NASA, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics … Continue reading
DART Mission, Successful Planetary Defense Test; What’s Next
Update (October 11, 2022) Early results are in. Looks like the DART mission successfully shortened Dimorphos’ orbit by 32 minutes. As a NASA press release said: “…This marks humanity’s … first full-scale demonstration of asteroid deflection technology….” Excerpt from the … Continue reading
My Top 10 Science News Stories For 2020
I’m seeing “The Best of,” “Top 10” and “2020 Top” headlines in my news feed: as usual for late December. Instead of waiting for someone else to highlight this year’s science news stories, I’m making my own ‘top 10’ list. … Continue reading