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I'm Exhausted… Thank You, Students!

I’m Exhausted… Thank You, Students!Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) Thursday is a marathon day for me… class at 11, 2, and a 2 1/2 hour marathon at 6pm. My first class is “Seminar in Thinking in Writing,” during which I asked the students to work in groups to come up with sample thesis statements. Ordinarily pretty dry stuff, but the subject matter was the myth of the American family, and I and…

Scientists Plan 'Deep Impact' Crash With Comet

Planning for the Deep Impact mission began in 1999. It culminates on July 4, 2005, when a “fly-by” spacecraft will release a smaller “impactor” spacecraft, which will smash into comet Tempel 1 at 37,000 kilometers (22,000 miles) per hour…. The impact is expected to create a crater 100 meters in diameter and up to 30 meters deep. But A’Hearn warns that scientists know so little about comets that the cratering…