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"Mars is not a dead planet -it undergoes climate changes that are even more pronounced than on Earth," says James Head, planetary geologist, Brown University. The prevailing thinking is that Mars is a planet whose active climate has been confined to the distant past. About 3.5 billion years ago, the Red Planet had extensive flowing water and then fell quiet - deadly quiet. It didn't seem the climate had changed much since. Now, recent studies by scientists at Brown University show that Mars' climate has been much more dynamic than previously believed.
Standup comedy has probably been around since man learned to grunt; and while earlier efforts in this art form have never been fully chronicled, at least we have John DeBellis’s brilliant work on which we can rely.
“Standup Guys,” a memoir by John DeBellis takes us to the heart of a comedian’s tortured soul and at the same time is such an entertaining read you actually taste the stale beer and feel the sticky bar counters from the 70s when Debellis began his life as a comedian.
On May 31, 2013, asteroid 1998 QE2, which is believed to be about 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) or nine Queen Elizabeth 2 ship-lengths in size, will sail serenely past Earth, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers), or about 15 times the distance between Earth and the moon. And while QE2 is not of much interest to those astronomers and scientists on the lookout for hazardous asteroids, it is of interest to those who dabble in radar astronomy and have a 230-foot (70-meter) -- or larger -- radar telescope at their disposal.
David Bowie made his mark with the song "Space Oddity", but Chris Hadfield, a real astronaut for NASA and pretty fair guitar player and singer upped the ante this week with his revised version of the Rock n' Roll classic.
He recorded it on his last day aboard the International Space Station and it's now available on YouTube: