For definitions on the terms used here and an example that breaks down ableism, see my Tackling Ableism post. NOTE: i think i am probably preaching to the choir here, but i’ve thought a lot about disability justice lately and how movements practice that. (Note: i’m in pain today so capitalization isn’t happening). This was… Continue reading Accessible Spaces
Birth by Aidan Zingler (fractal also by me) Scattered enriched guts splattered across the skies, Bubbling froth, seething energy permeating space-time Wisp of a second, our existence overlooked by the brilliant magnitude of a 13.7 billion year old. Intrepid explorers, we stumble into the black vastness of a giant, violent ocean — star-birthing hurricanes, with… Continue reading Poetry: Birth
News from Pluto!
The New Horizons spacecraft has reached pluto and is sending back data! Here are some articles that highlight some of the more interesting photos to be released as of today (7/15/2015): NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-spacecraft-displays-pluto-s-big-heart-0 http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/ Missions Operator Manager (MOM): http://www.themarysue.com/alice-bowman-new-horizons/ Neil Degrasse Tyson and Stephen Colbert: http://www.themarysue.com/colbert-pluto-neil-degrasse-tyson/ Bad Astronomer: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/07/15/pluto_and_charon_the_first_close_up_images.html This is pretty exciting news… Continue reading News from Pluto!
The International space station, a testament to humanity’s ingenuity, orbits at 7.66 kilometers a second, taking it ninety minutes to completely circle the earth. The higher you go above the Earth, the less pull you feel from Earth’s gravity, but even for the space station, it still experiences nearly ninety percent of Earth’s gravity —… Continue reading Space stations