“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
New Hubble photo on the 25th anniversary of the space telescope.
The sparkling centerpiece of Hubble’s anniversary fireworks is a giant cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2, named for Swedish astronomer Bengt Westerlund who discovered the grouping in the 1960s. The cluster resides in a raucous stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina.
The giant star cluster is about 2 million years old and contains some of our galaxy’s hottest, brightest and most massive stars. Some of its heftiest stars unleash torrents of ultraviolet light and hurricane-force winds of charged particles etching into the enveloping hydrogen gas cloud.
Eruption of Calbuco volcano in Chile.
Coyote evades police in New York City.
Time to bring in the Roadrunner…
Because it didn’t taste as good as the original.
On April 23, 1985 — 30 years ago today — the carbonated disaster called New Coke made its debut. Coca-Cola’s idea was to make Coke appeal to a younger generation by replacing its signature soda with a sweeter version. It quickly became a national disgrace.
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Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted last night, the first time since 1972.
This Goodbye Yellow Brick Road song features a long and triumphal instrumental intro by Elton John and Davey Johnstone, then those incomparable Bernie Taupin lyrics as only Elton can sing them…
I wonder if those changes
Have left a scar on you
Like all the burning hoops of fire
That you and I passed through
You’re a bluebird on a telegraph line
I hope you’re happy now
While if the wind of change comes down your way girl
You’ll make it back somehow
Love lies bleeding in my hands…