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By: Anonymous: Jean Dagenais () on Tuesday, February 02 2010 @ 09:27 PM EST  
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NO Velma I we aeen't on Fire fox but still can;'t make it saty so will say Goodnight , tired of trying this forum. To much foir a incapbable person who is illerterate on a computer. ME

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By: Anonymous: Jean Dagenais () on Tuesday, February 02 2010 @ 09:29 PM EST  
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By: Anonymous: Jean Dagenais () on Wednesday, February 03 2010 @ 02:19 AM EST  
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By: Anonymous: Jean Dagenais () on Wednesday, February 03 2010 @ 02:33 AM EST  
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Members of a Native American group based in a remote part of Arizona are hoping to entice more tourists by inviting visitors to step off the edge of the Grand Canyon
The 1,500-member Hualapai tribe announced last week that the Skywalk—a giant, 30-million-dollar steel-and-glass walkway—will open to the public in March 2007.
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Video: Grand Canyon Faces Growing Threat Photos: Best and Worst World Landmarks Rated The Grand Canyon in National Geographic Magazine The Skywalk will jut out 70 feet (21 meters) from the canyon rim, allowing tourists to go for a stroll with nothing between their feet and the Colorado River—4,000 feet (1,220 meters) below—except for four inches (ten centimeters) of glass.
The Hualapai, or "People of the Tall Pines," are working with the Las Vegas, Nevada-based Destination Grand Canyon to market the Skywalk and draw in valuable tourist dollars.
Many other tribes have turned their government-sanctioned right to run casinos into a major revenue source. But the Hualapai's remote location has undermined their efforts to host gambling.
Few tourists were willing to make the drive to the reservation with Las Vegas so close. And once they did, said Hualapai tribal member Robert Bravo, they didn't stay long.
"Ninety-four percent were coming out of Las Vegas. They'd throw a couple of nickels, a couple of dimes here and there. They're all on a time schedule."
Bravo, who serves as operations manager for the tribe's tourist hub, says other tribes can rely on gaming to support their people, but the Skywalk is the answer for the Hualapai.


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"This is what's going to feed our tribe."

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California businessman David Jin was first inspired to build the Skywalk in 1996 after





       
   
By: Anonymous: Jean Dagenais () on Wednesday, February 03 2010 @ 01:01 PM EST  
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By: Anonymous: Jean Dagenais () on Wednesday, February 03 2010 @ 03:46 PM EST  
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By: Anonymous: Jean Dagenais () on Wednesday, February 03 2010 @ 03:48 PM EST  
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The hubble snap shows a space thingy called P/2010 A2, first picked up by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) sky survey project earlier this month. NASA describes it as "a comet-like object", but points out that it isn't like a regular comet - a chilly body plunging into the central solar system from its usual home out in the Oort cloud or Kuiper belt, and belching a long tail of hot innards due to the Sun's heat.

Rather, P/2010 A2 is thought to be from the asteroid belt, which harbours many such snowball-esque space lumpkins as well as its well-known flying boulders. NASA says:

The orbit of P/2010 A2 is consistent with membership in the Flora asteroid family, produced by collisional shattering more than 100 million years ago. One fragment of that ancient smashup may have struck Earth 65 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.
This leaves open the possibility that the complex debris tail is the result of an impact between two bodies, rather than ice simply melting from a parent body.

"If this interpretation is correct, two small and previously unknown asteroids recently collided, creating a shower of debris that is being swept back into a tail from the collision site by the pressure of sunlight," adds UCLA space gubbins brainbox David Jewitt.

It's thought to be the first photo of a space asteroid prang ever taken, though boffins believe that such events have been occurring routinely more or less forever






       
   
By: Anonymous: Jean Dagenais () on Wednesday, February 03 2010 @ 03:50 PM EST  
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Click on image to download a petrifie forest now stone amazingHow is petrified wood formed?
Petrified wood is the remains, preserved in rock, of prehistoric trees. It is formed over thousands of years, as mineral-rich water seeps through the wood of a tree. The minerals in the water, such as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and silica salts, either replace or enclose the tree's organic (living) matter and eventually harden into stone, in a process called petrification. Botanists (scientists who specialize in the study of plants) find these types of fossils to be very important since they allow for the study of the internal structure of extinct plants.

There are some instances in which the petrification of a tree is so complete that even the cellular structure of the tree is preserved. The best examples of this can be found in the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.






       
   



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