Daily Bread for 11.19.22: About Those 18,000 Marine Bones in a Smithsonian Warehouse

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Saturday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 26. Sunrise is 6:52 AM and sunset 4:27 PM for 9h 35m 07s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 21.7% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1863, President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The Smithsonian Has 18,000 Marine Bones Hidden In A Warehouse. But What Do They Do With Them?:

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has over 18,000 specimens in its marine mammal bone collection, notably featuring a rare 8.5-foot adult Rice’s whale skull. This collection is so large — in both size and scale — that it has outgrown the museum. Most of the collection is located in an airplane hangar in the Museum Support Center in Maryland.

See how bits of Mars could get back to Earth in new NASA/ESA animation:

The NASA and ESA Mars Sample Return mission will send bits of the Red Planet collected by the Perseverance rover to Earth. See how it could be done in this new animation.

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