still the rawest gif ever
Here are some pictures from India’s Mangalyaan spacecraft.
Oh and here’s the stereotype-breaking picture showing a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success:
On a very related note: NASA is still the most underfunded agency, restrained from what it’s become evolved to do…monitor the biosphere of Earth for the survival of well, everything. Just in case anyone needed reminded of this.
Not to mention…
Seattle joins a growing number of cities officially recognizing Native American history
Columbus Day will now be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle.
The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved the re-designation, which acknowledges that Native Americans were living in North America well before Christopher Columbus “discovered America” in the 15th century, Reuters reports.
The change, which will go into effect before the Oct. 13 holiday this year, marks the second major city in the U.S. to officially re-designate the day, after Minneapolis’ vote in April. (Though the city of Berkeley, Calif., ceased observation of Columbus Day in 1992.)
The change faced some opposition from some members of Seattle’s Italian-American community, who view the day as a celebration of their cultural heritage (Columbus hailed from Genoa, Italy).
The Seattle School Board voted last week to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day on the same day in public schools.
City of the future
Tattoo done by Dmitriy Samohin.
The real problem with people fussing over Pluto all the time is it represents the priorities of the public – preserving traditions rather than accepting facts. The pursuit of science is about building a sustainable catalog of truths, and there is no advantage in altering truths to appease nostalgia.
Every member of the “Viva La Pluto” crowd should see this.
Halloween is right around the corner folks…