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The European/Japanese mission BepiColumbo is using Earth for a gravity assist to get it to Mercury. It’s approaching us now, and returned images made into this GIF, and it’s WOW.
The Earth flyby is tomorrow. Here’s the plan for BepIColombo, but note the graphic is super not to scale.
… aaaannnnnnd, I just got the 40th anniversary remastered soundtrack. Listening to it now. John Williams is just a master of this.
As a scientist, a science communicator, and a human being on Earth, let me be very clear: There is no such thing as an alternative fact.
This is real: 11 Oregon GOP senators have fled, and one is threatening to kill police officers, because *they don’t want to vote on a carbon tax*. This is what science denial and fossil fuel graft have brought us to. This is what we must fight if we want to save our future.