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Sagan Teaching Schoolchildren About the Universe

This was just posted on Facebook by the Kepler mission guys. Very inspiring commentary.

Sagan visits his old elementary school and tells the children: "By the time that you people are as old as I am, we should know for all the nearest stars whether they have planets going around them or not. We might know dozens or even hundreds of other planetary systems and see if they are like our own... or very different.. or if no other planets are going around the stars at all... That will hapen in your lifetime and will be the first time in the history of the world that anybody found out REALLY if there are planets around the other stars." He was right (though the techniques he describes are not those that have been most commonly employed as of yet). Many of us working on the Kepler team were about the same age as those children at the time of the filming. And now, we are about Carl's age at the time of the filming. It's our wish that the children of today will be inspired by Kepler's discoveries and the prospect that in their lifetime, we should know of a world that could harbor life -- that one day soon we might know of world that DOES harbor life. Have a great weekend everyone!

Scale of the Universe (2)

This is impressive enough, and it's gone viral.

Scale of the Universe 2

But even better, Cary Huang is a 14-year-old. Story here

"My seventh grade science teacher showed us a size comparison video on cells, and I thought it was fascinating. I decided to make my own interactive version that included a much larger range of sizes,"[...]

Cary said he worked on the project, on and off, for a year and a half, getting information from Wikipedia and astronomy books.

Links From Pittsburgh

  • Pirates lose despite my presence. Luckily I brought a Mets Fan with me.

  • Fate of Universe revealed

    A "galactic lens" has revealed that the Universe will probably expand forever. Understanding the distribution of this force revealed that the likely fate of the Universe was to keep on expanding. It will eventually become a cold, dead wasteland, researchers say.

  • Muslim Madness

Obama, a Priest, a Rabbi and an Imam walk into a bar on 52nd Street and the bartender says - "What is this, a joke?"

Yes, it's a joke - just like our so-called "media."

Exhibit A: Chuck Todd told Andrea Mitchell that maybe the "President needs to be seen going to church more publicly." And another man said the same thing to Norah O'Donnell on her program. This was in response to a poll that showed 18 percent of Americans think Obama is a Muslim.

  • Corporate Rotten Eggs

    There are rotten apples in every industry. Or perhaps I should say rotten eggs. One especially rotten egg is Jack DeCoster, whose commercial egg agribusiness, which goes under the homey title "Wright County Egg," headquartered in Galt, Iowa, sends eggs all over the country under many different brands. Those eggs have now laid low thousands of Americans with salmonella poisoning, and may well infect thousands more. DeCoster is recalling 380 million eggs sold since mid-May. Another commercial egg company, also headquartered in Iowa, and in which DeCoster is a major investor, is recalling hundreds millions more. It's not clear how recall rotten eggs are recalled. They're not like Toyotas. They're already in our food supply. But this is only the beginning of the story.

  • The management consultancy scam (Tip to Pedantsareus)

    Yet the process of management consultancy has always been shrouded in priestly secrecy. (Clearly running a business does not mean you don't have superstitious crappola)