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How we miss Carl!
(Via Phil Plait/Slate)
Amazing and awesome. Gives me Goosebumps just to comprehend what this is all about.
Think of it. Years in planning and design (it was approved by ESA in 1993). 10 years in transit (Rosetta was launched in 2004). A bullet is sent to catch a bullet. l Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is very small (about 4 kilometers in diameter) and is travelling at a speed of 135,000 kilometers per hour. It is at 673 million kilometers from the Sun.
(see what the Rosetta mission is all about: ESA Rosetta FAQ)
Video from Space.com
From Open Culture:
Ten years after his first visit to Moscow, jazz legend Dave Brubeck returned to perform before the faculty and students of the Moscow Conservatory. During his concert, an audience member asked him to improvise on the old Russian sea shanty “Ej, Uhnem.” About two minutes into the improvisation, a young violinist rose from his seat and started to play along. You just have to love Dave’s surprised look at 2:09.
Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996), American astronomer author and teacher was born today in 1934.
We remember you today and celebrate your life!
Visit http://www.carlsagan.com/ to see more about him
An amazing performance by the Emmanuel brothers.
At 11 minutes in Tommy breaks a string and changes guitar without stopping the show.