While the world outside Colombo was figuring with increasing importance in my life in the mid-nineties, at home the lights, as Edward Grey described the onset of war in Europe in 1914, were going out one by one. 2,111 more words
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The first casualty of the enmity of the Head of the Languages Department was our English programme. The papers I had prepared about introducing a Special Degree in English and setting up a separate Department failed to go through the Senate and thus never reached the UGC. 1,825 more words
Scientists studying the data from New Horizons have had an absolute wonderland to play in, but one of the most compelling features right from the start was definitely Pluto’s “heart” — a vast white plain called Sputnik Planum that covers a huge portion of the surface. 473 more words
Pluto’s Heart. Pluto’s famous “heart,” half of which was created by an ancient impact, offers clues about a possible subsurface ocean.
A giant asteroid impact in the dwarf planet’s past offers new insights into the possibility of an ocean beneath its surface. 127 more words