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Sunday, 27 December 2009 21:00

Blue Moon to ring in New Year 2010?

A Blue Moon on the night of December 31, 2009, may help New Year celebrators ring in the New Year of 2010. Although, is this really the case? And, if you see an actual 'blue' Moon, you’ve probably been drinking too much of the bubbly. Or, maybe have a Blue Moon beer in your hand?

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Five Earth-like planets (and maybe two additional ones) orbiting Sun-like stars have been discovered (and announced in and around December 14, 2009) by an international team of astronomers lead by an Australian and American. Such discoveries add to the eventual hope (and maybe even expectation) that scientists will discover life on one of them.

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According to a new theory from British and American scientists, much of the elements in Earth’s atmosphere originated from gas, dust, and ice inside comets and meteorites that impacted the early Earth. Volcanoes helped a little bit, but their eruptions were not the major way the atmosphere of Earth first formed.

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