Thursday, March 26, 2009

Catch a falling star

A fan of many things cosmic, I am fascinated by this story about scientists who tracked an incoming asteroid, watched it break up in the atmosphere, and then tracked down the small fragments in the middle of the desert so they could study them. We always look to the heavens and for most of humanity, seeing rocks like this in museums and the news is as close as we'll ever get. I know many people would just say ehhh, it's just a rock, but to me, it's a window into a place I can only dream about visiting.

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