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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Dennis Overbye: It came out of the Northern sky, a frozen breath of gas and dust from the genesis of some distant star, launched across the galaxy by the gravitational maelstroms that accompany the birth of worlds. It wandered in the deep freeze of interstellar space for 100 million years or so, a locked vault of cosmo-chemical history. In Spring 2019 this ice cube began falling into our own solar system. Feeble heat from the sun, still distant, loosened carbon monoxide from its surface into a faint, glowing fog; the orphan ice cube became a new comet.

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I heard it's tail is ten times the size of the Earth. No wonder it lived so long. I think that's actually a failed core that got ejected.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-07 01:20 PM | Reply

Yule tide!

#2 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-07 06:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Happy Winter Solstice!

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-12-08 07:33 AM | Reply

A frozen breath from a galaxy far far away enters our solar system just in time for Christmas....
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Sounds like the start of a great sci Fi story to me!

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-12-08 11:03 AM | Reply

Speaking of science fiction...

Making Black Women Scientists under White Empiricism: The Racialization of Epistemology in Physics

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Women's and Gender Studies
University of New Hampshire, Durham

"string theory provides an example of how white supremacist racial prestige asymmetry produces an antiempiricist epistemic practice among physicists, white empiricism"

"String theory has failed to succeed in expected ways because the community"which is almost entirely male and disproportionately white relative to other areas of physics"is too homogeneous"

"Given that Black women must, according to Einstein's principle of covariance, have an equal claim to objectivity regardless of their simultaneously experiencing intersecting axes of oppression..."

www.journals.uchicago.edu

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-08 04:49 PM | Reply

Sounds like the start of a great sci Fi story to me!

You mean like this one...

public-library.uk

#6 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-12-08 04:56 PM | Reply

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