Tektite Meteorite

Crystals and stones are each magical and unique in their own right; possessing certain properties and energies that not only resonate with each of us personally, but also resonate during certain periods of our lives when we are in need of the supportive energy they provide. Moldavite is one such extraordinary stone and …

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Russian & Soviet Space Program

1960's Russia - cold, bitterly cold...

It was a typical Russian winter - snow, bitterly cold temperatures, vodka etc. A young jumps coach by the name of Yuri Verkhoshansky of the Moscow Aeronautical Institute, was determined to put together a training program for his jumpers to use during the winter …

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Space Shuttle Program

Space Shuttle Program

Being a local Floridian, I've had the chance all my life to see the Space Shuttle launch off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. However, nothing was like the time on that wonderful Spring day on the beach, in Cape Canaveral. The sun was warm, the water cool, the people were …

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Astronomical Refractor

Basic Telescope Designs

The job of a telescope is to collect light, not to magnify an image (the eyepiece does that job). The larger the objective (the part that collects the light) whether it be a lens, in refractors, or a mirror, in reflectors, the more light the telescope will collect. The more …

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Campo Meteorite

Campo Meteorite

Campo del Cielo 2005 - Parte II

How many tons of the Campo Del Cielo meteorite has been recovered?

And if you got information; how many tons of meteorites have been recovered worldwide. I know it less than diamonds in tons. Thanks..

The first record of the Campo was in 1576. A Spanish …

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Super Wide

Super Wide

Stellar binoculars super-wide 7x35?

I have an old pair of Stellar binoculars and was wondering when thy stopped making them,also are the optics in them any good for sky study?
It says 531' at 1000yrds.

Binoculars are discontinued for many reasons.

The company that made them probably upgraded to a better model.

It …

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Sikhote Alin Meteorites

What the age of the in 1947 sikhote-alin meteorite in billions of years? I have heard it's from an asteroid.

Most meteorites of this type are from M-type asteroids, which are cores of larger asteroids that have been shattered by impact. They are usually around 4.5 billion years old, to 7 billion. …

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Dew Shield

Dew Shield

Crazy for "Cuppa" tea? Nothing can beat a blissful hot cup of tea in a cold, freezing morning to charge you up for the mundane tasks ahead in the day. Tea scores higher than coffee as it contains Tannin and Catechin which prevents cancer and heart diseases whereas coffee contains Caffeine

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Sikhote Alin Meteorite

How many individual specimen have been found at the Sikhote-Alin Meteorite site?

I have read that 15,000 specimen where found but how many where of them individual and how many scrapnel?

Never heard of the specimen
but just wondering if this is in Russia?

Sikhote-alin Meteorite

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Meteorite Nantan

why would a Nantan meteorite be more likely to rust than other iron meteorites?

if i keep it in a sealed container safe from moisture will it be safe from rusting. so far it is entirely rust free.
i can see why Nantan would rust in situ cause it rains in China, but …

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