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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Did Ancient Eruptions Form Life's Building Blocks? (and Carbonaceous Chondrites)

Did Ancient Eruptions Form Life's Building Blocks? (and Carbonaceous Chondrites)


Did Ancient Eruptions Form Life's Building Blocks?
Science Friday, March 25, 2001, http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/20110325
 

http://www.npr.org/2011/03/25/134855880/Did-Ancient-Eruptions-Form-Lifes-Building-Blocks
 


Their discussion of the Miller-Urey Experiment also 
involves meteorites.

Miller-Urey Experiment - http://www.ucsd.tv/miller-urey/
 


Origin of Life: An Old Experiment Yields New Clues
Time Magazine, March 22, 2011, http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2060658,00.html
 


Long-Neglected Experiment Gives New Clues to Origin 
of Life by Sid Perkins, March 21, 2011, http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/03/long-neglected-experiment-gives-.html
 


Scientists finish a 53-year-old classic experiment 
on the origins of life, Discover, http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/03/21/scientists-finish-a-53-year-old-classic-experiment-on-the-origins-of-life/
 


The paper is:

Parker, E. T., H. J. Cleaves, J. P. Dworkin, D. P. Glavin, M.
Callahan, A. Aubrey, A. Lazcano, and J. L. Bada, 2011,
Primordial synthesis of amines and amino acids in a 
1958 Miller H2S-rich spark discharge experiment.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the 
United States of America. Published online before 
print March 21, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1019191108
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/03/14/1019191108
 


Yours,

Paul H.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

New Central American Tektite Strewn Field ( Mayanites )

New Central American Tektite Strewn Field ( Mayanites )


In "Mayanites- a New Tektite Strewnfield",
at http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2011-March/074793.html
 
 and
http://www.mail-archive.com/meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com/msg95857.html
 

Scott Johnson wrote:

"Hi Brian That is quite interesting news about 
a new tektite strewnfield up by Chaa creek 
there on the western edge of Belize."

The web site, which he cited is "A New American 
Strewn Filed discovered in western Belize by 
Jean H. Cornec, Geologist, September 2010, at:
http://www.chaacreek.com/belize-travel-blog/2010/09/a-new-tektite-strewn-field-discovered-in-western-belize/
 


A recent online abstract about this strewn field is:

Povenmire, H., R. S. Harris, and J. H. Cornec, 2011,
The New Central American Tektite Strewn Field.
42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
abstract no. 1224, 1 p.
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2011/pdf/1224.pdf
 

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2011/pdf/sess809.pdf
 


A previous abstract is:

Izett, G. A., and G. P. Meeker, 1995, (super 40) Ar/ 
(super 39) Ar age and composition of tektites from 
Belize. Geological Society of America Abstracts 
with Programs. vol. 27, no. 6, p. 207.

Yours,

Paul H.

Smithsonian Pays $10000 For Lorton, Virginia, Meteorite

Smithsonian Pays $10000 For Lorton, Virginia, Meteorite


Smithsonian Pays $10000 For Meteorite That 
Crashed Into Doctors Rooms, NewsTime 
http://www.newstime.co.za/ScienceandTech/Smithsonian_Pays_$10000_For_Meteorite_That_Crashed_Into_Doctors_Rooms/22790/
 


Whatever Happened To... the Lorton Meteorite?
Washington Post by Neely Tucker, March 18, 2011‎
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/whatever-happened-to-the-lorton-meteorite-/2011/03/04/AB14tMq_story.html
 


Virginia Meteorite On Display At The Smithsonian
RedOrbit, march 19, 2011,
http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/2015327/virginia_meteorite_on_display_at_the_smithsonian/
 


Smithsonian to keep meteorite that landed in 
Va. doctors' office; makes $10000 payment
Washington Post, ‎associated Press, March 19, 2011‎
http://www.washingtonpost.com/smithsonian_to_keep_meteorite_that_landed_in_va_doctors_office_makes_10000_payment/2011/03/19/ABCSpHx_story.html
 


Yours,

Paul H.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Radiation Dose Chart

Radiation Dose Chart


For people, like me, who are confused about all of
the numbers about radiation does, a friend of mine 
directed me to a "Radiation Dose Chart" that provides
a relative chart of radiation does from different sources.

The Radiation Dose Chart can be found at:

http://xkcd.com/radiation/
 

http://imgs.xkcd.com/blag/radiation.png
 


As the chart states, it is for education only.

The weirdest thing that found was environmental
tours of the Chernobyl Power Plant as seen at

http://www.tourkiev.com/chernobyltour/
 


Best wishes,

Paul H. 

Monday, 14 March 2011

OT: Videos Tell The Earthquake, Tsunami Story

OT: Videos Tell The Earthquake, Tsunami Story


YouTube Videos Tell The Earthquake, Tsunami Story
National Public Radio, March 11, 2011, 
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2011/03/12/134464888/youtube-videos-tell-the-earthquake-tsunami-story
 


Earthquake in Japan, YouTube, Citizen's Channel
http://www.youtube.com/citizentube#g/c/0870831CE43351E1
 


More of the latest videos from Japan's devastating earthquake
Vancouver Sun, March 11, 2011
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/More+latest+videos+from+Japan+devastating+earthquake/4425033/story.html
 


Japan earthquake: CCTV video of tsunami wave hitting
Sendai airport, RussiaToday, 
http://www.youtube.com/citizentube#p/c/1/-DSSssHxm4Y
 


These are a heartbreaking and tragic preview of what will 
eventually happen to the northwest coast of the United 
States and west coast of Canada. It happened in 1700 and
other times in prehistory to these areas and will occur again.

The January, 1700 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake 
and tsunami, The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
http://www.pnsn.org/HAZARDS/CASCADIA/cascadia_event.html
 


1700 Cascadia earthquake, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1700_Cascadia_earthquake
 


Atwater, B. F., M.-R. Satoko, S. Kenji, T. Yoshinobu, 
U. Kazue, and D. K. Yamaguchi, 2007, The Orphan 
Tsunami of 1700—Japanese Clues to a Parent 
Earthquake in North America. Professional Paper 
no. 1707, United States Geological Survey, Reston,
Virginia.

PDF file (116 MB) downloadable from:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1707/pp1707.pdf
 


Yours,

Paul

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)

Huge Impact Crater Found in Remote Congo

Huge Impact Crater Found in Remote Congo

Huge Impact Crater Found in Remote Congo. Expedition 
confirms a meteor hit central Africa millions of years ago.
National Geographic News, March 8, 2011,
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110308-meteor-impact-crater-found-confirmed-congo-ferriere-science/
 


Another article is at http://tech.xinmin.cn/2011/03/10/9694299.html
 


Ferrière, L., and G. R. Osinski, 2011, The New Luizi Impact 
Structure (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Implications 
for Central Peak and Peak Ring Formation. 42nd Lunar and 
Planetary Science Conference (2011), Abstract #1642
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2011/pdf/1642.pdf
 
 (PDF file)

Ferrière, L., F. R. T. Lubala, G. R. Osinski, and P. K. Kaseti,
2011, The Luizi Structure (Democratic Republic of Congo) 
— First Confirmed Meteorite Impact Crater in Central Africa.
42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2011), Abstract #1637
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2011/pdf/1637.pdf
 
 (PDF file)

best wishes,

Paul H.

Elongate Possible Simutaneous Multiple Impact Crater Found On Mars

Elongate Possible Simutaneous Multiple Impact Crater Found On Mars


Satellites See Evidence of One-Two Asteroid Punches on Mars
Wired Science, Lisa Grossman, March 4, 2011  
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/mars-double-craters/
 


A slug-shaped crater, which lies in Mars’ heavily cratered 
southern highlands and just south of the Huygens basin,
appears to represent a chain of impactors hitting Mars at 
shallow angle. The image is at:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/mars-double-craters/long-crater/
 


and "The scars of impacts on Mars" (ESA Mars Expressed, 4 March 2011)
at http://www.esa.int/esaMI/Mars_Express/SEMTK5VTLKG_0.html
 

and http://www.esa.int/esaMI/Mars_Express/SEMTK5VTLKG_1.html
 


A possibly related structure is described in "Weird Oblong 
Crater Deepens Mars Mystery" by Lisa Grossman (Wired
Science, August 27, 2010) at:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/oblong-martian-crater/
 


Yours,

Paul H.