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FYI: During the Moon’s moonthly orbit around Earth, sometimes it’s closer and sometimes it’s farther, ranging in size from a 16 inch pizza down to a 14 inch pizza. Over time, all phases experience all sizes.
Supermoons. An Insult to Superman, Supernovae, Super Colliders, the Super Bowl, Superconductors, Supersonic, and of course Super Mario.
If tonight’s “Supermoon" were a 16-inch pizza, then December 2018’s non-super Moon would be a 15.99-inch pizza.
If anyone cares about objective reality, compare the size of the non-super Full Moon back in December with tonight’s “Supermoon”.
Congratulations to Jimmy Carter for Best Spoken Word at the #GRAMMYs — his THIRD! In 2015, I spoke with President Carter on @StarTalkRadio about his heroic efforts to eradicate the Guinea Worm. [Audio: 50min] https://t.co/vl1Zhb1xgd
If you want to commune with the cosmos, learn mathematics — the language of the universe.
After the #GRAMMYs (or now) discover the geeky side of @katyperry. On @StarTalkRadio she and I chatted about extraterrestrials, prisms, music, curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge & more [Audio: 50min] - https://t.co/C7XSRuAgz4.
After the #GRAMMYs (or now) learn another side of @JanelleMonae. We chatted along with author @margotshetterly during our @StarTalkRadio episode on the film “Hidden Figures.” [Audio 50min]: https://t.co/Eg9rtRyB3r
Good luck to @CourtneyBVance tonite. Nominated for Best Spoken Word #Grammy, narrating my recent book "Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics & the Military". Stiff competition, though — including @TiffanyHaddish & @questlove.
The #SuperBowl: Momentum & Energy transfer. Elastic & Inelastic collisions. Spin-stabilized Prolate Spheroids. American Football is Physics.

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His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018.
Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations, indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from killing school children.
Look what happened the last time you didn’t vote.
In school, students cheat because the system values high grades more than students value learning.
Imagine how much more advanced society would be today if women, who comprise half the world’s brain power, were socially & intellectually enfranchised from the beginning of civilization.
Since the Universe has no center, you can’t be it.
I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.
When did it become okay to be more offended by what someone with no power says than by what someone with power does?
Odd. No one is in denial of America’s Aug 21 total solar eclipse. Like Climate Change, methods & tools of science predict it.
Total(1) => 0.091196060180664 f_f_QM(2) => 0.087968111038208 indS(2) => 0.017291069030762 indM(2) => 0.068844079971313 indM_1(2) => 0.0048589706420898 indM_2(2) => 0.00080513954162598 indM_4(2) => 0.0069351196289062 indM_5(2) => 0.0068070888519287 indM_6(2) => 0.005885124206543 indM_7(2) => 0.022591114044189 indM_8(2) => 0.0017948150634766 indM_9(2) => 0.010634899139404 indM_10(2) => 0.0081350803375244 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.0022220611572266 f_f_dT(20) => 0.0020890235900879