I just bought this amazing print of the northern sky. High fives all around.
The eruption apparently stretched out a “half million miles into space,” The Register adds. Fortunately, the sun is about 93 million miles from us. And, says NASA, the eruption “did not travel directly toward Earth,” though it did give a “glancing blow” to the planet’s “magnetic environment” on Monday. (The Two-Way : NPR)
This is also making the Northern Lights look even cooler.
This argument occurs, year after year, at dinner parties and in Congress alike. Every time, someone asks the question: why are we paying for NASA?
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“And the Curiosity rover? Per capita, it cost each American seven dollars. The war in Iraq, by comparison, will cost each of us around $12,000.”
I’m really looking forward to this.