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24 March 2016

At www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/2016/03/22/pluto-may-hav… …. we learn that NASA scientists are still puzzling over Pluto – and data is still arriving from the mission. Lots yet to come. Here is one quote, 'what the data revealed did not surprise us. It shocked us'. It seems Pluto once hosted liquid lakes and rivers.

At http://phys.org/print377953241.html … an article in the March 2016 issue of the journal Nature says, 'the earth's moon slowly moved from its original axis roughly 3 billion years ago …' – by as much as 6 degrees. You may note the axis shift is located in the very remote past. Nothing of a catastrophic nature must occur anywhere close to the present.

Lunar polar wander seems to be a fact, caused, it is claimed, by a mantle plume that formed as a result of volcanic activity that melted a portion of the mantle. In contrast, polar wander on Earth is attributed to the movement of the continental plates. On Mars polar wander is said to be caused by high levels of volcanic activity. Are all these things symptoms of something else, something catastrophic in nature.

At http://phys.org/print377931856.html … a gas giant, likened to Saturn or Jupiter, has been discovered in the bulge of the Milky Way, an exo-plantet that is orbiting a star half the mass of our sun.

At http://phys.org/print377921567.html … a new theory on sun-like stars, their orbits, the x-rays they emit and the stellar wind they shed

Over at www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/2016/03/21/this-comet-wi… … is another view of the upcoming comet flyby (on Tuesday).

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