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78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

This week is the 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Berkeley, California, and several members of our group will be presenting their research at the meeting. 745 more words


Pluto, Patterns, and Predictions

Guest post by David MacMillan

One of the great things about being home schooled was the way every experience could become a learning opportunity. We were always ready to investigate new things and build on what we learned, and it’s a habit that has remained with me for the rest of my life. 1,728 more words

Age Of The Earth

July 18 - Doom From The Sky

Peter and Mary were in her backyard on a sultry summer evening, racing after fireflies.

“Hey! I caught one!” Mary shouted with happiness.

“Ooh! Pretty!” said Peter. 1,247 more words

Famous Scientists

Meteor Spectroscopy: Light Informing on the Composition of Meteoroids

The space between the planets is populated by billions of particles mostly from asteroids and comets, which are following orbits around the Sun. We call them meteoroids, defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), as a particle larger than a micron and smaller than ten meters in diameter. 1,264 more words


Born on the 4th of July

It’s not the fireworks, necessarily, that are intriguing, we decided. It’s the silence in between each flash. The afterboom. The inhale as the tiny stars of gunpowder and sparkle slowly,  make their way to earth and fade. 228 more words

Meteors and Meteorites in the Lovecraftian Solar System

H.P. Lovecraft’s love for astronomy is well known and from 1903 to 1914 he wrote numerous articles on the subject.  He did keep an astronomical notebook where he recorded, although somewhat inconsistently, a variety of astronomical phenomenon and occurrences (Joshi, 2013).  1,009 more words

H.P. Lovecraft

Non terrestrial

Influences on the environment which come from beyond the atmosphere, such as solar activity, cosmic rays, and meteorites.