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    Jul 8 10:11 AM
      I like that! Jim....so in short the good answer would be "It hasn't rolled around yet?"  What I don't understand is why someone would ask a question and if misunderstood or the answer can't be given. Why a person would be so upset or angry about it...it would seem that that person was purposely testing Brenda in an effort to slap egg on her face. Purely either out of ignorance or spite... had this been a genuine person who knew already what it was she was talking about you'd think she would have explained it better or shown what it was she talking about.

      Anyway...most likely she walked off in a huff because she was feeling internal panic that she may have asked a silly question and to save face...it was "Well IF YOU DON'T KNOW...I ain't tellin ya...

      Come to think of it my wife say's that a lot to me....*shrug* Anyway....not all questions can all be answered at any give time....so all one can do is stick to what one knows...or feels comfortable with.

      Good stuff....


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jim Nickel <jannickel99@...>
      Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 9:32 am
      Subject: astroclubs Older Part of the Moon
      To: ACATW@yahoogroups.com

      > Hi Brenda, Manoj, and Paul. I'm going to take the lady's
      > question literally as I think I can answer it. I do a Science On
      > A Sphere show at the Maryland Science Center. If you ever get to
      > see a SOS show I think you'll be most impressed. SOS is still
      > pretty much cutting edge technology and last I heard there are
      > only 6 of these in the States and 22 in the world. I hear they
      > are working on smaller ones but the current ones need a big room
      > for the sphere and seating to view it. SOS, in the MSC's
      > case, is a 6 foot carbon composite sphere suspended from the
      > ceiling with images coming from four projectors around the room
      > and the whole controlled by five computers in a small control
      > room. SOS is a marvelous teaching device. You can see the earth
      > and the moon and the other planets and moons of the solar system
      > in their entirety. I still remember my first view of spherical
      > Mars and how you could put together all the images you'd seen
      > and see the features in
      >  relationship to each other. Since SOS uses, among other
      > things, satellite imagery you can do many things about Earth:
      > global warming, light pollution, plate tectonics, tsunamis, etc.
      > My show is on earthquakes and volcanoes. After doing our planet,
      > I do the Moon, Mars, Io, and Enceladus (the latter and other ice
      > moons with cryovolcano info garnered from Cassini data). Now, to
      > get back to Brenda's lady's moon question, when doing the moon I
      > point out the old far side that we never see and when our lunar
      > maria side rotates into view I point out that the darker basalt
      > lava flow maria are younger than the surrounding whiter areas
      > because the amount of cratering in them is less than in the
      > surrounding older whiter areas. Hope this helps. A long way to
      > get there but there it is.  Jim

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