Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Fun news for the day

There's nothing quite like grading exams to feed the urge to procastinate, hence more posts here lately.

With all the dispiriting news in the papers these days, it's nice to see this in the New York Times concerning a recent spacecraft probe of the Saturn moon, Titan:

"When the spacecraft conducted its first radar search above 70 degrees north latitude, Ellen R. Stofan, leader of the team, said in an interview, 'We saw a huge swath of the surface just covered with lakes, like Minnesota.'”

Kind of makes you want to go there, wandering hand in hand by the shorelines. True, these are methane lakes, and the temperature is a couple of hundred degrees below zero. But then again Minnesota is no picnic in January either.

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