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Rock Town Boxwork
Rock Town is a large bolder out crop on the top of Pigeon Mountain, in north Georgia. Boxwork is normally referred to as a cave formation, found mostly in Wind Cave South Dakota. I was surprised to find boxwork formations on top of a bolder in Rock Town.
September 5, 2007 marks 30 years of space travel for our most distant spacecraft. Voyager 1 reached 9,648,812,870 miles from earth on the 30th anniversary of it's September 5, 1977 launch from Cape Canaveral aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket.
We are not alone, Asteroids
When one of these objects is found to have a Minimum Orbit Intersection Distance (MOID), with earth that places the orbit on a possible collision course with our earth, there is a lot of excitement and publicity.
Why is our Solar System flat?
Have you ever wondered why our solar system is flat. Except of course for comets and a few asteroids, all of our major planets orbit on the same plane, within a few degrees. I have often wondered about this and have searched for possible causes with no results until the first of this year (2008).
January 12, 2010 4:53 PM, 15 miles WSW of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, the ground began to shake with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
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