Sunday, March 22, 2015


The Astronomy Picture of the Day offers a photo of an Atlas V launch vehicle headed up to drop off a satellite to study Earth's magnetosphere (the portion of our planet's magnetic field that actually protects us from harmful radiation in space):

As the caption information notes, only one species on Earth does stuff like this, and it ain't the chimps. Despite King Louie's best persuasive tactics, nobody else in the neighborhood knows how to use the "pow'r of man's red flow'r" like this.

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