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The global population level is slowing and set to stabilise at 8 billion. It’s HOW we live at this point in time that’s fouling the nest. We need total system change, not half-baked reformist solutions. But that’s politics .. .
- Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:31 am
- Forum: Light pollution
- Topic: National star-count completed ..
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The countryside charity CPRE has completed its survey with over 8000 results. The star count has revealed a ten percentage drop in people experiencing severe light pollution since February. The CPRE attributes this reduction probably to the Covid lockdown. The number of stars counted in Orion betwee...
- Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:08 pm
- Forum: Astrophysics
- Topic: Another Interstellar Visitor Is Headed Our Way
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Apparently, these interstellar visitors to the Solar System are more frequent than was previously thought.
- Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:20 pm
- Forum: Space exploration
- Topic: Chang'e 5 on the Moon
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In the 1970s, I did a geology course at a further education college. On one occasion, a lecturer from Manchester University gave a talk and brought with him a small glass vial containing Apollo lunar material. It looked like sand. With care the vial was passed round the class. The lecturer said that...
- Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:42 pm
- Forum: General chat
- Topic: What is your favourite silly Unit in astronomy
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Thanks David. I can get by with a No.13 glass by tilting it a bit. I’ve always done this. Regarding an eye test, if you’ve had a COVID jab you should be safe. I had the Pfizer jab in January, so I’ll be going for a eye test soon. The opticians have taken their own precautions and are well-equipped t...
The spectacular eruption of the Icelandic volcano at Gradalsfjall is a reminder of how dynamic Earth processes are. With the exception of Venus, no other planet shows signs of active volcanism, a process that, on the Earth, is essential for carbon-based life.