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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    2014-Aug-08, 12:12 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Supernovae Iax in Astronomy
    Type Ia Supernova Hubble Residuals and Host-Galaxy Properties http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.3352 I post this paper, because it also highlights the...
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    2014-Aug-07, 09:23 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Supernovae Iax in Astronomy
    These are not the supernova events that are most likely contaminating the redshifted sample, quite the opposite, selection effects favor...
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    2014-Aug-07, 05:36 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Forty-six papers submitted today, including eight cross-listings. Topics: Hack Day, Supernova Iax, Baryon Acoustic Oscillations, Alfven Waves,...
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    2014-Aug-07, 02:54 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Supernovae Iax in Astronomy
    Ya, I've never seen a researcher let empirical data get in the way of good theory. Seriously, the distant sample do have slightly shorter light...
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    2014-Aug-06, 05:10 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Forty-one papers submitted today, including five cross-listings. Topics: Direct detection of exoplanets, Nonlinear gravity, Ultrabright UV...
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    2014-Aug-05, 05:18 AM
    WATCH LIVE TUESDAY @ 1:10 am ET: SpaceX Rocket Launch Space.com Count is currently at t-7 minutes and counting...and abort...
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    2014-Aug-05, 05:03 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Sixty-one papers submitted today, including eleven cross-listings: Topics: Rebuttal papers, Corona Mass Ejection, Near IR supernova Ia light...
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    2014-Aug-04, 05:32 PM
    All of the area around the mine is privately controlled. There may be video, which was not released because the mine owners don't want it to show up...
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    2014-Aug-04, 05:18 PM
    The term "Maxwellian lens" is used by opticians to describe the tool they use to measure the displacement of the retina from the proper alignment - I...
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    2014-Aug-04, 05:40 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Only forty papers today, including six cross-listings: Topics: Galactic structure, Paraguayan cosmic myths, Biography of VJ Narlikar, Blazkho...
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    2014-Aug-03, 05:06 PM
    Most of us are seeing boots or rubber duckies.
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    2014-Aug-03, 05:02 PM
    Or popcorn. Seriously. Too warm to be ice - it is going to turn out to be very much like the other comet/asteroids we have visited, and made out of...
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    2014-Aug-01, 02:54 PM
    That is my point: Gravitational lenses are wavelength independent; but Maxwellian lenses are not. When two widely different wavelengths of light...
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    2014-Aug-01, 05:11 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Sixty-seven new papers submitted today, including six cross-listings: Topics: Galaxy kinematics, Active Galactic Nuclei, MOND, Fast rotation...
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    2014-Jul-31, 04:40 AM
    Jerry replied to a thread Fun Papers In Arxiv in Astronomy
    Fifty-two new papers submitted today, including six cross-listings. Topics: Free floating planets, The circumgalactic medium. The coolest...
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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.
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