Daily Archives: 12 October 2005

Journalist Robert Lynd has the measure of us

“By virtue we merely mean the avoidance of vices that do not attract us” When I hear complaints that Father ____ never preaches on ______ (fill in your favorite sin), I think of Lynd’s comment.

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Occultation

… is the astronomical term for one celestial body covering up another body. When I was running Cassini’s Dione flyby through the solar system simulator, I noticed that the moon Rhea passed behind Dione several hours before the flyby, about … Continue reading

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