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Mercury Magazine Contents
Vol. 29 No. 2
March/April 2000

Page Article
11 The Little Twisters' Impact: Dust Devils on Mars, James R. Carr
They're fun to watch play across a field, but little did we know the role dust devils play in dust transport on our world. now we can see them regularly on arid Mars, too.
16 Asteroids - Points and Stones, Lenka Sarounova
Asteroids are the forgotten bodies in the Solar System - in spite of their occasional calamitous interactions with larger planetary relatives. Dedicated observational campaigns are now bringing these bodies out of the murk.
22 For Better or Worse: Reflections of an Eclipse-Chasing Family, Richard H. Durisen, Annamaria Mecca, and Michael V. M. Durisen
Once one experiences the rush of totality during a solar eclipse, one is forever trying to recapture it.
28 Twinkle-Free Stars: Astronomical Imaging Without Atmospheric Blurring, Scott W. Teare and Ronald F. Dantowitz
At the core of many current adaptive optics systems is the attempt to defeat the nagging blurring effects of Earth's atmosphere. Here the investigators turn this problem to their advantage.
2 Editorial, James C. White II
Climbing a Little Closer
4 Society Scope
6 Echoes of the Past, Katherine Bracher
Space Astronomy
7 Focus on Education, Jeff Bennett
Reach for the Stars
8 Armchair Astrophysics, Stacy McGaugh and Eric Schulman
Modified Newtonian Dynamics
9 Weaving Loose Ends, Steven N. Shore
Finding a Supernova in History
10 Astronomer's Notebook, Christopher J. Conselice
Could Dark Matter be White?
31 Commentary, Paul D. Lowman, Jr.
Astronomy from the Moon: A Second Look
C1 SkyMap and SkyChat, Richard Talcott
34 Works of Note
35 Last Page, Richard M. Jones and Audrey T. Leath
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