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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Astronomy Tuesday



Here's a rather minimalist image of Neptune and its moon Triton, as seen by Voyager in 1989

I'm recuperating from gum surgery yesterday. It had been many years since I'd had Novocaine and I'd forgotten how unpleasant it is attempting to rinse when your mouth is for some reason on the other side of the solar system and the comm links aren't responding. The cab driver who brought me home afterwards quite understandably heard my attempt at “43rd and Tenth” -- or Or Er An Nt as they say on Neptune -- as “Second Avenue” and headed East instead of West.

But I made it home eventually, and so did my mouth, although it appears to have brought Neptune with it -- at least something of approximately that size is now living in my left cheek.

Image credit: NASA Planetary Data System

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