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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon Here at A Miracle of Science we passed both our four-year anniversary and our one millionth visitor earlier this month, and I let each of these events slip by without comment. (Mind you, according to what I know of our erratic referrer logs, we're probably more in the range of two to four million visitors at this point.)

So, a happy belated fourth anniversary to us! And whichever of you was our four-or-whatever-millionth visitor wins a free solar neutrino, which even now is passing through the moon on its way to your head!

Speaking of your head and the moon, scientists have seen a meteoroid the size of your head smashing into the moon and creating a crater almost the size of your house. They saw the small flash the collision made as the rock crashed into the unlit night side of the moon. (There's a video loop of the flash at the link above.) The scientists are looking for these impacts as part of research into safety questions about returning manned missions to the moon.

You've probably figured out by now that I'm a big proponent of manned spaceflight. I want my darned moon base! ...As soon as the scientists figure out how much meteoroid shielding to put on it.

(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs I apologize for going all B&W on you again, but I'm really just not feeling very well so clearly somehow that justifies it. There are, however, new items on the Fan Art and Extras page if you're into that, and who isn't?