It will feature a full slate of three talks. Join us to learn what super deep diamonds can tell us about the causes of deep focus Earthquakes, about volcanic climate warming, and about the initial analysis of the asteroid Ryugu. If you come to the Cosmos Club, please remember to bring your Covid vaccination card. It will be checked. And don’t forget to save some room for the beer. Non-members are welcome! Details of the talks, including the Zoom link, have been sent to members. Contact Michael Ackerson (ackersonm[at]si.edu) for the Zoom link if you do not have it.
Doug Wicks of the U.S. Department of Energy will present "Addressing the Mineral Abyss for the Energy Transition." Doug is with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. @ARPAE advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies. @ENERGY
🕗7:30🍻8pm start🏢Cosmos Club
Happy Birthday @USGS! ⛰️💧🪨🌋🗻
Got a a chance to hold a cast of the mandible or lower jaw of Spinosaurus at the new Sereno Fossil Lab of @UChicagoBSD. I keep forgetting how massive Spinosaurus was! #Dinosaurs #Paleontology #FossilFriday
Do other planets have leap years?
Yes! Leap years happen because a planet’s orbit around the Sun (year) and rotation on its axis (day) are not perfectly in line. This is true of almost every other planet in our solar system.
Are leap years really that important?
Leap years are important so that our calendar year matches the solar year. For example, say July is a warm, summer month where you live. If we never had leap years, in a few hundred years, July would take place in the cold winter months!