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Today is the 3rd day of the 22nd week, the 26th day of the 5th month, the 147th day of 2020
Those of you who have been following this blog know that even when I am not posting here, I am sharing articles on social media, usually in Facebook and Twitter.  Now and then, as I decided to do today, instead of posting during the day, I aggregate my offerings into a blog post.
The US is finally returning as a space faring nation with the first liftoff from Cape Canaveral [oops, just showed my age, it’s the Kennedy Space Center and has been for decades] in nine years, and even more importantly, it will be the first time a private enterprise has sent astronauts aloft.  If you want to watch it, this article tells you when and how.  I think everyone will be holding their breath!  It will take almost a day for the Dragon “space taxi” to dock and the astronauts are scheduled to spend at least a month on board the ISS.  Meanwhile, the Virgin Orbit Rocket flunked its first test. And China is planning to go to Mars
Human activity is causing a major extinction event, but the dinosaurs were incredibly unlucky
A ring of fire shows the violence of the early universe as galaxies collide.
I’m not sure orbital use fees would solve the problem of space junk – to whom would such fees be paid? 
Archeology has often been used both for and against those who are in power or the majority at any given time, but our cultural heritage should belong to all of us, neh? 
A marine heatwave is not the first thing I think of when hearing about “the Blob” and I didn’t know that heatwaves travelled through water like that
The Festival of the Lion King looks very different in DisneyLand Paris although it is sung in English – it is actually a very truncated retelling of the story while at WDW, it is more of a performance of songs
The Earth’s magnetic field is not a constant – it has weaknesses and flip-flops now and then. 
You too can travel in time – or at least leave a message for the future
JK Rowling is releasing her latest book online for free  
There you go –  a sample of the things I found interesting enough to share….

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