A song for today.
“Huge news! Astronomers have announced they have found a planet orbiting one of the stars making up the most famous star in the sky: Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our own! At 4.3 light years distant, this is far and away the closest exoplanet known… and of course, it has to be.”
Guano Apes - “You Can’t Stop Me”
My iPhone played this earlier, reminded me of this awesome video. To tumblr!! Don’t judge me.
So, Tig Notaro (mostly standup comedian) has been diagnosed with cancer. She did a set one night, and kind of just talked about that. It’s crazy, you should hear it. It’s audio only, and it’s $5.
“Since the dawn of the space age, more than 20 000 objects larger than a softball have accumulated in Earth’s orbit. About 1000 of those objects are spacecraft that carry active payloads, serving many valuable missions for mankind. But the rest could best be called junk, the by-product of thousands of launches and routine spacecraft deployments, nearly 200 explosions, and several collisions. And this junk poses a serious problem.”