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November 27 - 82 Alkmene

Asteroid 82 Alkmene was discovered by the prolific German asteroid hunter Robert Luther on November 27th 1864.  It’s a medium-sized S-type main belt asteroid, orbiting the Sun every four and a half years. 154 more words

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November 25 - 128 Nemesis

Asteroid 128 Nemesis was discovered on November 25th 1872 by J C Watson.  It’s a C-type asteroid, estimated to be about 188km in diameter, and is one of the slower rotators, with a day of 39 hours.   134 more words

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Ben H. Winters' "The Last Policeman"...what would YOU do?

The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters; published May 13, 2013

What would you do if you knew that the Earth had less than six months until it was either completely or mostly destroyed by an asteroid? 250 more words

Book Review

How the Geologic Map of Asteroid Vesta Reveals its Turbulent Past

This past week, a scientific research team led by David Williams of Arizona State University published a new geologic map of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in our solar system.   402 more words

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Denny McLain, beer, dinosaurs and Jean Paul Sartre.

“Poured a caramel, amber, clear color with five fingers of khaki, frothy head, which settled nicely. Lots of bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. 451 more words

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November 22 - Yellow Horse

Asteroid 156 Xanthippe was discovered by Johann Palisa on November 22nd 1875.  It has been classified as a C-type, with a diameter of about 116km and a rotation period of 22.5 hours. 144 more words

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