Tuesday, March 31, 2015


photo by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Scott Kelly, American Astronaut, and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko just landed at the International Space Station and will be spending a year there.  Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka traveled with them as well, but is on only a 6-month mission.  Most interesting is that Kelly's retired astronaut identical twin will be here on Earth, meaning scientists will have the opportunity to compare the effects on a body in space with its genetic double on Earth (news link).         (FuNzOnE:  in the Reply section below, name the continent in the picture correctly and I'll pretend to name a star after you!)

Principle in the type:  ". . . In the midst of this complexity, man finds himself. As he progresses from childhood to manhood, and as his slumbering faculties are awakened, he becomes more fully aware of the vastness of his universe and of the futility of hoping to understand it in detail.

“Nevertheless, conscious man can not endure confusion. Out of the universal mystery he must draw at least the general, controlling laws that proclaim order in the apparent chaos; and especially is he driven, by his inborn and unalterable nature, to know if possible his own place in the system of existing things.”    John A. Widtsoe  

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