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Geo-Joint: Space Junk

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If you were lucky, in mid-August you might have had clear skies for viewing the Perseid meteor shower. It was (reportedly) a good show this year, as Earth passed through a particularly rich field of comet tail debris thanks to Jupiter pulling the debris in closer than usual. The bits of dust, sand, and the occasional pebble sent streaks of …

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Geo-Joint: The Ridge Route and I-5

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California isn’t the biggest state but it’s one of the longest, and it has the longest continuous stretch of interstate highway in the nation. Interstate 5 runs from the Mexican border to Oregon, almost 1,400 miles end-to-end. It’s a long drive, much of it droning along through the Great Central Valley: flat, farmy and relentlessly golden yellow these drought-plagued years. …

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Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Dodger Stadium

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Flip this card to see the score of the game! Los Angeles Dodgers WIN! 50,164 fans 2 hours 47 minutes Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California 73 degrees, Sunny As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are …

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Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Angel Stadium

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Flip this card to see the score of the game! Seattle Mariners WIN! 37,754 fans 2 hours 43 minutes Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California 74 degrees, Partly Cloudy As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are a …

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Geo-Joint: The Gotthard Tunnel

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The world has a new longest tunnel. The Swiss have spent the last 17 years planning and grinding out twin tunnels forty meters apart through the Gotthard Mountains in the Alps. The pair of tunnels pass through 35.4 miles (57 km) of rock for not only record length, but record depth as well. With nearly a mile and a half of …

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Geo-Joint: Biggest Bat Bedroom

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If you’re lucky, you can still go out on an early summer evening and as twilight comes on, watch little figures flit about the air like night birds. They’re bats, of course, and while some folks would dash for the indoors at the sight, they shouldn’t. Bats are a wonder, living in dark recesses all day, emerging at dusk to …