Sunday Series: Astronomical Takeoff in the Science Category


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In the indelible words of the theme song of wisest man known to western culture, the ineffable Bill Nye The Science Guy, “SCIENCE RULES.” In the last month alone Americans spent a total of 149,038,982 minutes on sites in the Science Category. That’s over 283 years. That’s at least seven games of Monopoly. At least.

So what do American’s want with science online? Evidently, quite a lot with astronomy. Several of the top ten are sites about space, including at the very bottom. I can’t help but wonder if this is a recent trend, or if this solar fascination has more than a little bit to do with the upcoming Star Trek film, which was officially announced just recently. If anything, the growth seen in astronomy sites might just bode well for the films publicity.

You know the cliche: aim for the stars!

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