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    Today, 05:50 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    OK, the dam finally burst: Seventy-two new papers, including twelve cross-listings: *Topics: Gravitational waves, Newtonian dynamics, Newton...
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    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Well, that rules out coming back as a dog, horse, pro athlete or a jelly fish. It would be interesting to know which critter has the best knees. Bee...
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    Yesterday, 04:24 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Thirty-six papers submitted today, including six cross-listings: *Topics Inflation, Lunar pole wander.* *http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.7079*...
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    2014-Aug-29, 05:57 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Fifty-one papers today, including four cross-listings. *Topics: Time dilation in gamma rays, Planets are river flows(!) Solar gravity modes,...
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    2014-Aug-28, 06:14 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Thirty-five papers, including three cross-listings. Topics: *The Lyman Alpha Reference Sample, AGN, Weak Lensing, Nuclear Equations of State.* ...
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    2014-Aug-27, 05:24 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    There are fifty-five new papers submitted today, including five cross-listings. Topics *Strong lensing, Redefining Red and Blue galaxies, planet...
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    2014-Aug-26, 06:25 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Fifty-nine new papers submitted today, including nine cross-listings> *Topics:Red and Blue Galaxy Mass distributions, Compton thick AGN, Brown...
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    2014-Aug-25, 02:47 PM
    http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/08221148-philae-landing-site-selection.html Ok, the prior estimates put the density...
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    2014-Aug-25, 04:57 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Forty-three new papers, including seven cross-listings: *Topics: Dark Matter and Dwarf galaxies, variable pulsars, hard gamma ray sources, lunar...
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    2014-Aug-24, 06:55 PM
    In Salt Lake City, there is a daily newspaper that contains three sections on religion, but has no science section and no science editor. The stated...
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    2014-Aug-24, 06:18 PM
    I drove right through the epicenter last Sunday; and not far from it again, yesterday. I either have good timing or bad, not sure which.
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    2014-Aug-24, 06:16 PM
    Jerry replied to a thread Pluto and its demotion in Astronomy
    So...a dwarf planet by any other name is still a body with enough mass to have a gravity-defined round shape but has not cleared it's orbit of...
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    2014-Aug-24, 06:10 PM
    The mass is coming in roughly three-times higher than the flyby estimates of mass (another fly-by anomaly?). In any case, it looks to be slightly...
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    2014-Aug-24, 06:00 PM
    Not quite correct, but interesting spin. Good space engineering always works with narrow margins; but no one is thunking hardware in any way that...
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    2014-Aug-22, 06:05 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Forty-nine papers submitted today, including eleven cross-listings: Topics: *trans-redshift filaments, Cosmic Ray Anisotrophies, Dark Matters.* ...
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    2014-Aug-21, 10:16 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Sixty-one new papers, including eleven cross-listings: Topics: Galactic mass, galactic dynamics, weak lensing and Planck data, Dawn results, Solar...
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    2014-Aug-21, 05:22 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Pluto and its demotion in Astronomy
    How many 'dwarf planets' are currently known? I am of the opinion that if there are fewer dwarf planets than planets, there is no good reason for the...
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    2014-Aug-20, 05:59 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Seventy-three new papers submitted today, including eight cross-listings. *Topics: Coronal Mass Ejections, Ultra-thin Balloons, Double-bar...
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    2014-Aug-20, 04:27 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Pluto and its demotion in Astronomy
    I will eat my shirt if New Horizons verifies that Pluto is an ICY COMET. We have yet to find an Icy comet.
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    2014-Aug-20, 03:50 AM
    The spinning does not tell us what binds 1950 DA together; it constrains the net force to be greater than gravity. Since Deep Impact had minimal...
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    2014-Aug-19, 09:07 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Sixty-nine new papers submitted today, including five cross-listings. *Topics: Cosmic Ray Origins, Dark Gamma Ray Bursts, Galaxy cluster 'infall',...
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    2014-Aug-18, 05:35 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Thirty-four new papers submitted today, including nine cross-listings. *Topics: Milky Way star streams, metallicity of global clusters, MOND,...
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    2014-Aug-14, 09:27 PM
    SRH replied to a thread Science as religion in Off-Topic Babbling
    I always felt that the Big Bang Theory was analogous to Creationism.
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    2014-Aug-13, 07:18 PM
    ??? The refractive index of hydrogen is one at STP. The refractive index of water is 1.333 at STP. If you saw a suspended blob of water in space,...
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    2014-Aug-12, 09:44 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Pluto and its demotion in Astronomy
    It is my understanding that Europeans waited until most Americans had left the conference before proposing the status change, although Neal Dyson was...
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    2014-Aug-10, 09:35 PM
    Jerry replied to a thread Pluto and its demotion in Astronomy
    At the time Pluto was demoted, it was thought that a large number of Keiper-belt objects of similar size would be discovered. With the existing...
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    2014-Aug-10, 03:59 PM
    5. N vs. NS S
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    2014-Aug-10, 03:55 PM
    What is the formula?... Specifically, if you have 2 bar magnets in the following orientations: 1. N N S S 2. ...
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    2014-Aug-09, 05:44 PM
    Jerry replied to a thread Supernovae Iax in Astronomy
    Very interesting. I was just reading about lighthouses; and how important it was to keep all of the windows and lenses clean. Ships depended upon the...
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    2014-Aug-08, 04:32 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Fifty-two new papers today, including six cross-listings: Topices: Wobbly white dwarfs, Thunder storm gamma rays, High energy Gamma ray bursts,...
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Raised in Southern Idaho and Northern Utah. Weber State graduated in Physics. Lived in Ogden, Utah for thirty years. Worked on shuttle and most US defense and space programs; I also help develop the automotive air bag industry. Patent in sensor validation technology. Two children, three step children. Bunch of grandkids.

My science education is very unique - I worked in analytical chemistry, thermal chemistry, physical testing, quality control, non-destructive testing and burnrate/ballistic laboratories developing unique computerized test methods and controlling systems - virtually everything one-of-a-kind.
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