Saturday, December 22, 2012

North Star closer TPT

The North Star has moved from 434 light years as measured  in 1990 to 323 light years as measured by newer methods.  111 light years in 23 years time? Pretty fast movement. Also another indication that Science is NOT about being settled. It is constant revision as new data and methods appear.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pygmy Whale Not Extinct as PT

FTA: "The living pygmy right whale is, if you like, a remnant, almost like a living fossil," said Felix Marx, a paleontologist at the University of Otago in New Zealand. "It's the last survivor of quite an ancient lineage that until now no one thought was around."

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Grand Canyon carved earlier TPT

The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon was probably carved about 70 million years ago, much earlier than thought, a provocative new study suggests — so early that dinosaurs might have roamed near this natural wonder.