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mountain monk
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Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new
      #5659941 - 02/03/13 12:56 PM

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/01/dung-beetles-dancing-t...

A charming read and a new slant on light pollution. Enjoy!

Dark skies.

Jack


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delgado39
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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: mountain monk]
      #5660003 - 02/03/13 01:29 PM

Definitely an interesting read!!!

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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: mountain monk]
      #5660282 - 02/03/13 04:20 PM

What's the surprise?
Doesn't everyone orientate themselves to the Milky Way when rolling their dung ball up the main street?


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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: delgado39]
      #5660295 - 02/03/13 04:25 PM

Thanks for that article. It is very cool. I just forwarded it to my daughter. She is a bug nut.

John


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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: johntrob]
      #5660324 - 02/03/13 04:42 PM


OMG. TY so much for this.


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Ed D
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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #5660420 - 02/03/13 05:30 PM

Thanks for the link to a good article.

Ed D


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av8or
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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way [Re: Ed D]
      #5661047 - 02/04/13 01:27 AM

Great article. Where I live, me and my poop ball would be going in circles for hours...

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Mike B
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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: av8or]
      #5661616 - 02/04/13 11:59 AM

Quote:

me and my poop ball would be going in circles for hours...



Only if your poop is properly polar aligned, pal.


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csrlice12
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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: Mike B]
      #5661643 - 02/04/13 12:14 PM

If not, you may as well take your poop ball and go home.....

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tigerroach
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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5661767 - 02/04/13 01:19 PM



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Mike B
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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5662119 - 02/04/13 04:57 PM

Quote:

take your poop ball and go home.....



That might be termed a poop-bawl?

We Dobists have it good in that regard.... nothing to polar align! We just go happily in circles all night... or until the seeing turns to... uh, well, you know.


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smallscopefanLeo
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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: Mike B]
      #5662491 - 02/04/13 09:11 PM

I lost my poop ball in Dobson's hole

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csrlice12
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Re: Dung Beetles and the Milky Way new [Re: smallscopefanLeo]
      #5663024 - 02/05/13 08:09 AM

Must be a cr@%%y scope.

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