Pass the Salt…Oh, and This is How Planets are Formed!


BGOBGAI! Quickie:

Have you ever been walking along on a sidewalk and discover a dollar bill discarded near your feet? You feel like the luckiest person in the world. You feel like surely no amount of good fortune can be better than this! You’re wrong…and if this is the best thing to happen to you ever, then you need to rethink your priorities.

planets              The same cannot be said, however, for astronaut and smart guy Don Pettit, who, while serving aboard the International Space Station, discovered how friggin’ planets are made! Staring at a bag filled with salt molecules in water (which let’s be honest, is something we do on a daily basis, am I right?) noticed that the molecules bound together in a zero gravity situation. This resulted in the theory that rocks form together due to gravity and eventually form planets. That’s some serious knowledge right there!

Oh, and congratulations on finding that dollar on the sidewalk. That’s really…great.

(Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/215.html)

 

Published by Alan Reese

Greetings blog wanderers and seekers of truth, or whatever truth appears to be from the mind of a warped individual. You have reached the inner sanctum of some guy named Alan. Having graduated college sometime shortly after the Earth cooled, he finds himself in his late 30's and working out in the real world. His humor is dry and his outlook not so serious and somehow has picked up the nasty habit of writing about himself in the third person. He is married with child and loves his family, sports and, of course, his beloved video games...likelihood of his growing up? Not good. Are you an established site or magazine looking for a writer? Drop me a line if you are interested.

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