Space Snowballs

NPR's Richard Harris reports on the vindication of University of Iowa scientist Louis Frank, who created a sensation 11 years ago, by proposing that the earth's atmosphere was being bombarded by giant snowballs. Yesterday, Frank showed a meeting of the American Geophysical Union new evidence to support his theory: satellite photos depicting large, dark holes in the atmosphere and bright streaks of oxygen and and hydrogen released when water molecules break apart.



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