nasa trying to eat the moon
Tenmon Bun’ya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern) star map with wooden case by Shibukawa Harumi (1639-1715), Japan, 1677. Combines Shibukawa’s systematic astronomical observations with concepts from Chinese field-allocation astrology.
The sun flashes jack-o’-lantern grin in this uncanny NASA photo
A haunting face reminiscent of a carved jack-o’-lantern emerges from the active regions of the sun’s corona in this image captured on Oct. 8 by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
According to NASA, “the active regions appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy — markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona.”
The real problem with people fussing over Pluto all the time is it represents the priorities of the public - preserving traditions rather than accepting facts. The pursuit of science is about building a sustainable catalog of truths, and there is no advantage in altering truths to appease nostalgia.
|—||Neil deGrasse Tyson (via whats-out-there)|