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I know, it's been a long time since I've updated this page. I hope to get a chance to work on it again shortly. For now, see my
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Want to learn about Klein bottles? Check out Catherine Asaro's essay on the subject, and how she uses them in her Ruby Dynasty books.
Pathfinder landed on Mars on July 4! Read all about it here, and be sure to check out the other Mars Links.
On June 26 and 27, the NEAR spacecraft returned over 500 images of Mathilde. Here are some of the pictures.
Those of us "of a certain age" can remember the excitement the space program, even before the space program started. This included not only the movie "Destination Moon", Buck Rodgers, the TV show "Men Into Space", and other items of popular culture, but also books particularly those by Willy Ley and those illustrated by Chelsey Bonesell. The Dreams of Space page takes you back to those thrilling days of yesteryear...
In addition to the moon, the Earth has an Mother Goose, the War of 1812, and the sex life of plants. It's all in the current edition of Horizon in the Washington Post.
The Nando Times Health & Science News page offers late breaking news.
There may be Ice In Space (see below), but is there really Ice On the Moon? Maybe be not, according to scientists who made a detailed radar survey.
NASA has a Mars Atlas Home Page. Go to this page, click on the map, and you get a Viking Orbiter picture of Mars. You can look for the face, but it might not be what you expect. Doubtless a government conspiracy. You can also access a whole set of Planetary Image Finders.
Are gigantic cosmic snowballs pelting the earth's atmosphere? If so, it challenges long-held assumptions about how Earth and the solar system evolved. In fact, most of Earth's water might come from comets.
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