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Posted By: Mona - Astronomy Astronomy April Fools - 04/01/20 09:44 PM

Mercury has a moon? Could the Jovian-Plutonian Gravitational Effect give you a floating feeling? Virgin Galactic has bought Pluto and has plans for getting it reinstated as a planet? Nope. April Fool hoaxes and jokes.

Astronomy April Fools
Posted By: Angie Re: Astronomy April Fools - 04/03/20 02:18 AM
Not astronomy but I was reading about how the quiet earth has helped scientists measure small earthquakes, something that has not been possible in the past. https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-shutdown-causing-earth-move-191004363.html
Posted By: Mona - Astronomy Re: Astronomy April Fools - 04/03/20 09:32 AM

Angie, I hadn't seen the seismology angle of the pandemic crisis. How interesting. Thanks for that.

Have you seen the air quality maps from satellite images? Amazing! What a difference. People not too nervous to breathe are inhaling cleaner air.
Posted By: Angie Re: Astronomy April Fools - 04/03/20 07:16 PM
Yes, I have seen air quality maps. Amazing...

Here is a link to some photos - there are ads on this page but there must be a tournament going on. It is Atlas Obscura's site.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/best-nasa-images-of-earth
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