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Eternal day, eternal night

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Description Dr. Strughold and Dr. Rider take an imaginary ride in a space satellite, circling in an orbit 784 miles above the earth. They discuss problems which have only been touched on before in the series: the unearthly silence in space where no sound is propagated; the incredible contrast between brilliant light and impenetrable shadow; the physiological and psychological disturbances that may arise when the normal terrestrial day-night cycle is replaced by one with --in this case --a “day” of 76 minutes followed by a “night” of 35 minutes.