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Nov/Dec 2001Mercury Magazine Contents
Vol. 30 No. 6
November/December 2001

Web-exclusive sidebar: The Fiery Birth of Chrondules

Page Article
14 Ready for the Storm, Peter Jenniskens
Astronomers are gearing up for two spectacular Leonid meteor storms on November 18-19, which could yield a bonanza of new scientific discoveries.

24 Collecting Cosmic Dust, Monika Kress
Scientists go to Antarctica, the stratosphere, and the seafloor to collect material more precious than gold, dust that tells how the stuff of life was brought to Earth.
32 Meteorite Field Guide, Jim Phillips
Collecting meteorites will help you better understand the birth of our solar system, and you’ll get some beautiful rock specimens to boot.
4 Editorial, Robert Naeye
The Sky Is Falling

Society Scope

7 Astronomy Newsflash, Robert Naeye
Creating Artificial Black Holes
8 Research Notebook, Christopher J. Conselice
Are the Physical Constants Constant?
9 Armchair Astrophysics, Christopher Wanjek
Baby Stars in Orion Solve Mystery
10 Annals of Astronomy, Clifford J. Cunningham
Amateur Assists Comet Flyby
11 Echoes of the Past, Katherine Bracher
A Solar Eclipse in Sumatra
12 Focus on Education, Jodi Asbell-Clarke
On-line Astronomy Education
13 Observer’s Page, John Shibley
Wink of a Demon’s Eye
C1 Sky Map and Sky Talk, Richard Talcott

Book Review, William Schomaker
Extreme Stars: At the Edge of Creation (by James Kaler)

40 Works of Note
41 Commentary, Kevin Marvel
Astronomy Under Review
42 Index to Volume 30


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