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(Are you checking NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on the regular? Don’t forget.)
“Mars rises in the east at sunset, and soars almost overhead at midnight, shining burnt-orange almost 10 times brighter than a 1st magnitude star.”
“You can learn a lot from streetlights…These days, city planners are moving to sodium vapor, which glows slightly orange, so from outer space the colors tell you which part of town is new, and which old.”
That’s right, astronauts go through customs.
Cream Swirling in Coffee, 1984, photo by Esther Kutnick
“The spinning is going to happen—maybe not quite that vigorous…”
“I am zucchini, and I am in space.”
A delightful bit of radio from NHPR’s Word of Mouth, via the always-wonderful It’s Okay to be Smart.