Mark Sykes

Nov. 20, 2009

Living and Working In Space

Last week scientists reported definite signs of water hidden in darkened craters on the moon. Does that find change human plans for the exploration of space? Should it?

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Mar. 28, 2008

What's a Planet, Anyway?

In 2006, astronomers voted to remove Pluto from the list of planets in our solar system -- but the controversy over just what should be called a planet lives on.

pluto, planet, planetoid, minor planet, kuiper belt object

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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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