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Nov/Dec 2006Mercury Magazine Contents and Select Excerpts
Vol. 35 No. 6
November/December 2006
 
Mercury is a bi-monthly membership magazine.
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12 The Faint Young Sun Paradox, Jennifer Birriel
Geologic evidence for liquid water on ancient Earth and Mars seems to contradict standard solar models, which suggests that the young Sun was much less luminous than today.
20 Creating NASA's Space Science Education and Public Outreach Program: The Real Stuff (Abridged), Jeffrey D. Rosendhal
NASA has been known since its creation as the agency of outer space and charged with exploration of that frontier, yet exploration "out there" has led to discovery in the classroom.
30

Running the Line: The Astronomy of Mason and Dixon, Robert Mentzer
Meeting during the Venus transit of 1761, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon spent four years in America, running over 300 miles of boundary lines, often through trackless wilderness. But how exactly were these lines determined?

Departments
4 Editorial, James C. White II
Woolly Worm Wonders
5

Armchair Astrophysics, Christopher Wanjek
What Satellites Do in Their Downtime

6 Planetary Perspectives, Daniel D. Durda
Water Worlds Among Hot Jupiters
7 Echoes of the Past, Katherine Bracher
25 Years Ago: The New Saturn System
8 Astronomer's Notebook, Jennifer Birriel
Galaxy Evolution Over Many Years
9 Societal Impact , Marni Berendsen
Astronomy in the Parks
10 Annals of Astronomy, Clifford J. Cunningham
Earthshine
11 Education Matters, David Bruning
Teaching to the Test
39

Sky Events, Richard Talcott
November Sky Map | December Sky Map | January Sky Map

42 Works of Note
43 Society Scope
46 Last Word, Sandi Billings
Voices of the Board
 
 

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