Virgo April Newsletter

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Here is a link to the newsletter:
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It contains also a comic strip on GW detection published in 1987 on an Italian magazine and translated in English. But I think they might have felt the impact of the strong Abruzzo earthquake.
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Virgo April Newsletter

Hi tullio, nice to see you here....come va?
Saluti

С Новым Годом!

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RE: Hi tullio, nice to see

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Hi tullio, nice to see you here....come va?
Saluti


I've been in Liguria (Finale Ligure) 14 days and I am back again. Lots of cliffs for climbers coming from Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland etc. But I no longer climb, only walk. Ciao.
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The VIRGO Newsletter has

The VIRGO Newsletter has published a special edition on VIRGO history:
VIRGO story
Its last page shows an illustration on the 1919 Principe Island observation of a phenomenon foreseen by general relativity, watched by a team led by Arthur Eddington,
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The November issue of Virgo

The November issue of Virgo Newsletter has a story about the mythical island of Atlantis (no, not the shuttle). Someone, using Google Earth and the Landsat images is convinced to have found it in the Atlantic, near the African West coast. This would be coherent with the description given by Plato. Some identify Atlantis with the Thera-Santorin island in the Mediterranean Sea, which suffered a catastrophic volcanic eruption in 1450 b.C. which ended the Crete civilization. Others identify Atlantis with Sardinia, the Hercules Columns being Sicily and Libya.
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I have been watching an old

I have been watching an old TV. show from the 1970’s
( on youtube ) called "In Search of" hosted by Leonard Nimoy.

It was one of my favorite shows. I recently watched an episode on Atlantis and, this one …….

In Search Of... The Siberian Fireball (Part 1 of 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNU0gfgXf9U&feature=related

on the Tunguska explosion in 1908. I have always been fascinated by that event for some reason.

They spent a little too much time in the video delving on the possibility that an incoming UFO
exploded however, the highlights of the episode were the interviews with ‘Isaac Asimov’ !

Best Regards,

Bill

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Paolo Maffei, Italian

Paolo Maffei, Italian astronomer and author of books of which two were translated into English and published by MIT press, in his book "Monsters in the sky" writes that Tunguska was caused by a small comet. I know that an Italian team from the Rome University has said they found a small circular lake nearby which could still host some fragments of the object and were looking for them but since then I heard nothing from them. The first expedition to Tunguska by a Russian team was made only in 1927, many years after the impact. Russia had other problems, a war, a revolution and Siberia is faraway from Moscow and Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg.
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