Launch Pad, Day Two: Origins of the Moon

Rachel Swirsky • July 13th, 2010 @ 8:46 am • Launch Pad

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In response to a question from Ian Randal Strock, Mike Brotherton sent us this youtube video on the Origins of the Moon:

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Last night, when Kevin R. Grazier’s lecture on the solar system and the cassini probe lasted three hours, an extra hour more than scheduled, Carrie Vaughn noted, “Back when I was in second grade, in the astronomy text book I loved so much, that whole lecture could only have lasted fifteen minutes. That’s how much more we know now.”

Which is pretty cool.

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