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Comment Re:Reminds me... (Score 2, Informative) 124

Well It is a good thing that planet hunters are better at finding things than you, seeing as they have found 358 extrasolar planets. From what I hear, it is much harder to observe the wobble of a star's red shift or see the wink of a star as a planet travels between us and it, than it is to break open a rock in a known trilobite bed.

Source http://exoplanet.eu/catalog.php

Comment Re:Swell... (Score 2, Funny) 336

I've been prepping my sons (3.5 years and 7 months) for their first viewing of Alien/Aliens since birth by grabbing their entire face with my hand. They think its funny... at least for now.

This reminds me of when my parents took me to see Alien when I was 5. Good time had by all due to a weeks worth of sleep deprivation.

Comment Re:pffft! It's not "Supervolcano" (Score 4, Insightful) 180

The point is that the very large and active Mt. St Helens could be just a small vent for a much larger volcano. One who's crater / caldera is close to 2000 square miles. If true, something like this going off would make Krakatoa look like firecracker. As in, all of the US and a good chuck of Canada and Mexico covered with ash.

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