Large Partial Eclipse of the Sun

On November 25, a rather large partial eclipse of the sun will be on view, but have to say that only for a relatively small audience. This will be the fourth time that a new moon will orbit between the sun and Earth to cause a solar eclipse in 2011, just one eclipse shy of the maximum for the number of solar eclipses in a given year. The first eclipse on Jan. 4 coincided with sunrise across Europe.

Precious Metals Were Brought Earth by Asteroids

According to scientists the precious metals that we see on Earth today may be largely heavenly in nature, coming from the sky billions of years ago. Back when the Earth was just forming, the materials that make up the planet were combining and differentiating into layers by weight, lighter materials floated to the surface and now make up Earth’s crust, while heavier materials such as iron sank to the planet’s interior.

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