A couple of science-related items out of Brigham Young University:
31 May 2018: “Scientists reveal the secrets behind Pluto’s dunes”
In this context, having now been introduced to Professor Jani Radebaugh, some of you may enjoy a video of Dr. Radebaugh speaking at a 2013 Interpreter Foundation conference on a related topic:
You can also watch Dr. Radebaugh as she introduces her friend, the planetary scientist and official Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno S.J., as the keynote speaker at another Interpreter Foundation conference in 2016:
I confess that it would never have occurred to me to research this. But I’m glad that somebody thought of it, because the results are interesting:
Organic life is remarkably adaptable:
I have to admit that I had never before realized that there is a scientific discipline called marine geomicrobiology.
What most interests me about the cyanobacteria mentioned in the article above is their relevance to the search for extraterrestrial life.
The vegan dinosaurs living in a future Jurassic Park may miss their old, familiar salad dishes. But maybe they won’t have to do so. Scientific progress continues:
But let’s not forget the non-vegan dinosaurs!
Yikes. I don’t think that it would have been very pleasant to have lived in New Mexico in the days of the thirty-foot-long Dynamoterror. But, on 24 August, AD 79, it probably wouldn’t have been all that enjoyable to have been living in the vicinity of Mount Vesuvius, in modern-day Italy:
Some very current meteorological analysis: