Surface of Mars Possibly Shaped By Plate Tectonics In Recent Past

Wow … cool … space.com reports that there is evidence that there has been plate tectonic activity on Mars as recently as 250,000 years ago. You can click on the picture to get a larger copy. What it shows is that the many ridges and scarps on the rumpled apron of land north and west … Read more Surface of Mars Possibly Shaped By Plate Tectonics In Recent Past

The Pointless death of Peter Sellers

I do hope you know who Peter Sellers was. Well, just in case you don’t, I’ll take a moment to remind you. He was an actor who was perhaps most famous for the hilariously funny role of Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series. For those a wee bit older, you might remember … Read more The Pointless death of Peter Sellers

Two favorite Hubble images

Of all the Hubble images available, what is your favorite? Well, here are a couple of mine. Pillars of Creation Here you can see columns of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, and was taken April 1, 1995. To see a larger higher-resolution copy, click on the image. The columns that you can … Read more Two favorite Hubble images

Jesus due to return on 21 May 2011

Apparently billboards are appearing all over the US announcing that Jesus will return on 21st May 2011 … (Insert your favorite scoff here). These have all been put up by folks who are followers of Harold Camping. Who? … (Yea, thats exactly what I thought as well, and no I’ve never heard of him either). … Read more Jesus due to return on 21 May 2011

Will a new discovery rewrite human evolution?

The announcement of the discovery of some ancient human teeth in Israel has rapidly exploded into claims that this could “rewrite the history of human evolution“. So what exactly has happened here, and is this claim correct? The source for all the stories is the press release issued by Tel Aviv University … (Not available … Read more Will a new discovery rewrite human evolution?