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Bill Nye Boo'd In Texas For Saying The Moon Reflects The Sun

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Bill Nye, the harmless children's edu-tainer known as "The Science Guy," managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun.

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Oops! Government Loses One of Man's Greatest Accomplishments

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The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday. Along with about 700 boxes of important historical data.

Armstrong's famous space walk, seen by millions of viewers on July 20, 1969, is among transmissions that NASA has failed to turn up in a year of searching, spokesman Grey Hautaloma said.

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Blame Your Upcoming Bad Cell Phone Service On The Solar Maximum

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NASA claims that solar (sunspot) activity has almost disappeared, indicating as they say, the calm before the storm. Possibly the most massive solar activity in the last 50+ years, called the Solar Maximum. In addition to the potential to change weather patterns, past Solar Maximums have interfered with power service, GPS, cell phones and more.

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Possible Alien Radio Signal Discovered?

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SETI, the Search for Extra Terrestrials has been analyzing radio signals captured from the sky for many years. It looks like they finally found what experts feel is an extraterrestrial radio signal.

UPDATE: Astronomers are now toning down the rhetoric over the importance of this find.


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Lawyer claims to own the sun and wants to charge for its energy

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In an effort to expose people like Dennis Hope of the "Lunar Embassy" who apparently has been selling people parcels of moon real estate, Scotsman Virgiliu Pop has upped the ante, claiming ownership of the sun. In February 2001, Mr. Nemitz sent NASA an invoice for the parking/storage fee for the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft, that landed on 'his' property.

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