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    Lewis Mammel's Avatar
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    Default NYT: Mars no match for light pollution



    In todays ( August 30, 2003 ) NYT on the OP_ED page ( A25 ) there's
    a column by Charles Lockwood, HEAVENS ABOVE, PARKING LOT BELOW, with
    the pull-quote "Mars was no match for light pollution."

    It leads off: "This week Mars was closer to earth than it had been
    in 60,000 years. But if you ventured out at night to look for ice
    caps and canals, chances are you saw only a slightly brighter and
    more pinkish smudge than usual. That's because 99 percent of Americans
    ( and Europeans ) live in places tainted by light pollution, according
    to NASA."


    YOW OW OW OW OW !!!!!!


    Lew Mammel, Jr.

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    Default NYT: Mars no match for light pollution

    This is hogwash. I live in upper Manhattan and recently returned from
    a trip out West camping at altitude. Mars shows exactly the same
    detail from my rooftop in Manhattan as it did at the North Rim of the
    Grand Canyon.

    Clyde




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    Default NYT: Mars no match for light pollution

    I like the plug for dark skies, but the planets aren't too much affected
    by light pollution. But heck, if somebody will turn down the lights...
    Marty


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    Default NYT: Mars no match for light pollution

    clydec@nyc.rr.com (clyde crewey) wrote in message news:<dd630fb7.0308301727.6a179ee@posting.google.c om>...

    Probably true, but you missed the point that light pollution was
    being publicised.

    Even without street lights; the shops, banks and office windows light
    up the streets to easy newspaper reading level. Where you can now read
    about the very light pollution that allows you to read about it in the
    newspaper at night. Ironic?

    Chris.B

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    Default NYT: Mars no match for light pollution

    On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 17:14:26 GMT, Lewis Mammel
    <l.mammel@worldnet.att.net> wrote:


    Should have said "The average Journalist no match for accurate
    Science."
    -Rich

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    Default NYT: Mars no match for light pollution

    Chris,

    No, I didn't miss the point and I appreciate it. But to state that
    all you can see of Mars in the city is a bright smudge, is not the way
    to make the point.

    Clyde

    c

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    Default NYT: Mars no match for light pollution

    If all you want is publicity, that's easy enough to get: just rob a

    or make an anti-American ass of yourself on SAA.

    Hey Paul,

    The above is clearly, beyond any doubt, the most senseable thing I ever
    heard you say on SAA...ever! You've certainly got me worried here, maybe
    you're actually changing. Is this the beginning of the new you?...or was it
    merely an oversight on your part?

    Al


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    Default NYT: Mars no match for light pollution

    Dear rander,
    Especially at the NYT--all the news they can make up to print.
    best
    penny






 

 

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