Daily Archives: March 9, 2009

Kuiper Belt

In 1950, Dutch astronomer Jan Oort hypothesized that comets came from a vast shell of icy bodies about 50,000 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. A year later astronomer Gerard Kuiper suggested that some comet-like debris from the … Continue reading

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Coral Atolls are Now Blamed for Sea Level Rise

MUCH has been written of late regarding the impending demise of the world’s coral atolls due to sea level rise.Interestingly  in the Solomon Islands, the sea level rise has been blamed for salt water intrusion into the subsurface “lens” of … Continue reading

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