I always liked Carl’s assertion that celebrating scientific discovery and delighting in the pursuit of knowledge was no where comparable to communicating opinion, but rather, “informed worship.”
Planets of Our Solar System
Our solar system officially has eight planets and one star: the Sun. The discovery of an object larger than Pluto in 2005 rekindled the debate over whether such objects, belonging to the Kuiper Belt – a collection of icy bodies located beyond Neptune – should be called planets. Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt are now considered “dwarf planets.”
Planet facts: space-facts.com
When you’re feeling down and out, REAL friends be like
Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety. 14 November, 1960
You go girl
Photographer James Mollison shows us 40 straight-on mugshots of various species of apes. Together, we can see the physical differences in, and dare I say, variety of personalities?
My favorite is the first in the second row [he’s like, ‘Are you serious?’], and the cutest is on the bottom row in the middle. How precious?!