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Galactic Archaeologists Build A Stellar Family Tree

Galactic Archaeologists Build A Stellar Family Tree By Judith E Braffman-Miller Traditional archaeologists uncover the many mysteries of our ancient human ancestors by digging for the lingering remains of long-lost civilizations that can be excavated and observed today. Astronomers are now borrowing the same principles applied in archaeology and biology in order to piece together the mysterious family tree of…

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The Climate Of The Continental Regions

The Climate Of The Continental Regions By Waqar Awan The continental regions of the world share some common phenomena, viz., summer rain maxima, large seasonal variations in temperatures, very low relative humidity and large difference in the day and night temperatures. The continental regions-far removed as they are from any water body like seas and oceans- exhibit extreme in their…

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Retrograde Planets – What’s It All About

Retrograde Planets – What’s It All About By Marie O’Neill I have recently returned from a wonderful three-week Buddhist retreat in Southern France, working with the mind. There are some people who believe going on a Buddhist retreat is relaxing and all about sitting on a cushion chanting ‘OM’. This is as far from what actually happens as one can…

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NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found

NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Feb 22, 2017 Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone. Over 21 days, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each…

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Gravitational Waves From Long Ago And Far, Far Away

Gravitational Waves From Long Ago And Far, Far Away By Judith E Braffman-Miller After the late summer storm that blasted through the starlit twilight, the warm wind still continued to rage, causing ripples to form in the lingering puddles on the pavement–while the little girl watched in wonder. Ripples on water are similar to the ripples in the fabric of…

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How Red Dwarf Stars Deprive Their Baby Planets of Oxygen

How Red Dwarf Stars Deprive Their Baby Planets of Oxygen By Judith E Braffman-Miller Are we alone? The quest to find the Holy Grail of life beyond Earth is certainly one of humanity’s greatest endeavors–and the answer to this profound question could change forever how we view ourselves, and how we perceive our own true place in the cosmic scheme…

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BURGERS AND FRIES! February 15, 2017

I remember some of my favorite foods from my childhood in Southern California. The three dishes that stand out, and there is more, tacos, my mom’s spaghetti, and of course hamburgers. Southern California felt like the burger headquarters, there were the typical corporate franchises and there were also the many family own chains and stand alone restaurants like Tommy’s Original,…

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Hidden Black Hole May Be The “Missing Link”

Hidden Black Hole May Be The “Missing Link” By Judith E Braffman-Miller Black holes are powerful, greedy gravitational beasts that are known to come in only two sizes: stellar mass and supermassive. “Small” stellar mass black holes weigh-in at only a few Suns, while sinister supermassive monsters–that usually lurk hungrily in the dark hearts of probably every large galaxy in…

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Be Comfortable Naked

Be Comfortable Naked By Andre Lafome Get used to being naked when you are alone. Sometimes being naked and just hanging around the house can feel weird. And if you put something on, you feel more comfortable. Well, how can you be comfortable naked around someone else if you can’t be when you’re alone? Immersing oneself is the best way…

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The Mystery Of The Vanishing Ice Volcanoes

The Mystery Of The Vanishing Ice Volcanoes By Judith E Braffman-Miller Strange things happen in our Solar System–things that do not occur on Earth, and are decidedly alien and unfamiliar to us. Take the dwarf planet Ceres, for example. This small, spherical denizen of the Main Asteroid Belt, located between Mars and Jupiter, apparently has had, in the past, odd…

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