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When is a writer like a sculptor?

The answer is that every time a writer puts pen to paper, or fingers to a keyboard, they are sculpting worlds and characters. Each time a story is moulded together, its creator is sharing their vision, displaying it to the world like a fine piece of art.  106 more words


A brief history of Pluto's 87-year planetary identity crisis

“Doctor Slipher, I have found your Planet X.” On Feb. 18, 1930, this is what astronomer Clyde Tombaugh told his boss, Vesto Slipher. For years, scientists at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona had scanned million of stars in search of a fabled planet at the far reachers of our solar system. 698 more words

Terps for New Horizons take first step of "Project Welcome" with banner signing

By Lynsey Jeffery

A word of encouragement for refugees and a cupcake for your troubles — that’s what Terps for New Horizons, a student group that helps refugees learn English, offered at its University of Maryland banner signing Tuesday outside McKeldin Library. 605 more words


Scientists Gather in Boston to Discuss Research and Battle Anti-Science Political Agenda

(cover photo above: Pluto surface detail from New Horizons space probe, 2016)

By Mark Marchand

BOSTON — In the city that helped launch the great democracy experiment known as America, scientists from around the world gathered last month to discuss and share their latest research — and to draw battle lines against the ideological, anti-science platform of the new administration in Washington. 828 more words

renaissance (The Quest for the I)

My train to nowhere

where are you leading me?

The wagons are my sleeping place

but oftentimes, I

end up gazing at the stars instead… 86 more words


Pluto and Charon, Adorning an Icosidodecahedron

Images obtained by NASA’s New Horizons space probe. Geometrical rendering done using Stella 4d, available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.


Peace pact reached over Pluto's map

It’s taken a year and a half, but the International Astronomical Union and the science team behind NASA’s New Horizons mission have finally struck a deal… 96 more words