On 19 December 2013, Europe's billion-star surveyor is due to be launched into space where it will embark on its mission to create a highly accurate 3D map of our galaxy. By repeatedly observing a billion stars, with its billion-pixel video ... Noodls, 1 week ago
In late 1995 and early 1996, for a few weeks, the U.S. government shut down. The reasons for it were different back then than they are now, but if you squint a bit and overgeneralize, it boiled down to Republicans versus Democrats then, too. I was ...Slate Magazine, 2 months ago
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