I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Astronomy Tuesday


It's a perfect spring morning here -- breezy, blue skies. A robin is whistling from somewhere in the trees outside my window, and I'm trying to decide what I'm going to have for breakfast.

On Sunday, I will reach the magic two-weeks-after-my-second-shot milestone, and I will celebrate by doing exactly what I've been doing for most of the past several months -- staying inside and doing homework. I finished the paper that was due yesterday with a few hours to spare, so I was able to work on the paper and video that are due tomorrow, finally putting them aside so I could get back to the paper that's due today. I have another paper and video due next Tuesday, but haven't even started on them (and editing videos takes much longer than I could have ever imagined) because I have a very long paper (80-100 pages) due Monday.

If I ruled the universe, writing a hundred-page paper would mean that they just handed you your Master's degree with appropriate expressions of awe and admiration. Unfortunately, in this universe it just means you pass one class.

Fortunately, this universe also contains so much by way of consolation, like this nebula, one of billions to soothe and enchant my very tired brain.

Flame Nebula Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, IPAC Infrared Science Archive - Processing: Amal Biju

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