Category Archives: Astronomy

Problem with Pluto Proliferates New Planets!

by Val Germann As many of our readers know, a trend common in our school systems today is the idea that “everybody’s special” and there are no winners and losers. It seems as though this idea has percolated up to … Continue reading

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Planet Pluto on the Chopping Block

by Val Germann It’s refreshing to turn away from Global Warming and Climate Change to something truly trivial: the destruction of an entire planet! Yes, our beloved Planet Pluto, the only one named after a dog (or was it the … Continue reading

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Shuttle to Launch but It’s China Taking Off

by Val Germann This afternoon NASA’s space shuttle will, weather permitting, be launched on a very important mission to the International Space Station. This writer hopes that all goes well with the flight and that he gets to see the … Continue reading

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Giant Crater in Antarctica Clue to Mass Extinction

By David L. Brown Extinction is forever, and humankind has long sought the answers to why species cease to exist. The fossil record shows that millions of different varieties of strange animals and plants once wandered the Earth or grew … Continue reading

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The Vast Universe Around Us

The study of the universe has always held fascination for humankind. We at Star Phoenix Base obviously share this interest. We will provide news and comments, as well as opinions on this subject, with emphasis on how astronomical events and … Continue reading

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