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2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 07:14


One of our favorite sites, or "Dobb's Folly" as it is known around here, offers up a nice photo essay of this years Quadrantid Meteor Shower along with a little science about meteor showers in general and the yearly Quadrantid Meteor Shower in particular.

The following photo by Robert Porto taken in the Canary Islands will link you to the entire piece.



As if we didn't already have enough stuff to worry about.

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 09/22/2011 - 14:32


From one of our favorite sites, or as we like to call it around here, Dobbs' Folly.

And again we remind you that not once has anyone around here ever claimed to be a real nice person.

As always the photo links you up to the entire article which as always at links you up to a raft of other interesting stuff.


Huge NASA Satellite Falling to Earth Is Largest in 30 Years

by Denise Chow,  21 September 2011 Time: 06:00 AM ET


A dead climate satellite that has been gradually falling toward Earth is expected to plummet down within days, making it the most massive NASA satellite to make an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere in over three decades, agency officals say.

NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, is expected to plunge toward Earth sometime around Friday (Sept. 23), based on the latest estimates by the agency's orbital debris experts.

The bus-size UARS satellite is one of the largest NASA satellites to plunge back to Earth uncontrolled in more than 30 years.




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