Venus Spinning Even Slower Than Thought—Scientists Stumped

Date: February 29, 2012

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Been busy this week adding the finishing touches to ‘The Self Confidence and Self Esteem Bible’. Whilst waiting for reviews to come back, I thought I’d share this brilliant link with you.

According to this article, Venus is spinning six and a half minutes slower – so a typical Venus day is getting longer!

Venus Spinning Even Slower Than Thought—Scientists Stumped.

More Chance of Life on Other Planets & Congratulations Ice Age Scrat?

Date: February 21, 2012

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According to the latest NASA news, scientists have revealed that there could be as many as 10 BILLION earth-like planets.

The study was based on observations taken over six years. Stephen Kane of NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute at the California Institute of Technology stated that ‘this is encouraging news for investigations into habitable planets.’

What a great opportunity for writers of science fiction/fantasy – and investigations into life in other planets!!

Keeping with the science theme – it has also been reported this week that Russian scientists have resurrected an entire plant!

The Ice Age Flower (the Silene Stenophylla) was regenerated from from fruit tissues in an Ice Age squirrels chamber.

For viewers of Ice Age the movie – good ole Scrat!