Obama’s national monuments

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/26/obamas-national-monuments-more-than-conservation/82931356/

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Antarctic video gallery — Australian Antarctic Division

http://www.antarctica.gov.au/news/video?result_26545_result_page=3

I just finished reading, In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson. I have now read it 4-5 times as well as listening to him read it. It’s on my top 10 list for a fascinating subject as well as his unique view of the world. Look him up!
I was doing some browsing looking at maps, Aboriginal issues, water when I came on this website about Australian Antarctic Research, Antarctic exploration and science being one of my interests.
This site process once again, the wonders, if only minor of the internet. From Utah, SLC, I can watch videos of Australian science! I hope the wonders of the internet never become jaded for me and for those who follow.
Enjoy!

Hubble Art

A laid back day, listening to Bach, waiting to finish up the garden. I ended up here at Hubble Heritage site , a wonderful expression of the beauty and immensity of the Universe. One wonders if spending dollars on this sort of pure research is worth it. I was a believer from my first cereal box rocket when what we see and do now was barely a dream. The web has certainly opened up our space program so we now have access to far more of the missions and reasoning behind them.
If you’re a space geek it’s great to have “numbers” as one perspective on it all. But it’s the incredible, beautiful images that reach out to most people.
I’m not a person who believes exploration is fundamental to our species, to being human. But I’m grateful to the people who are explorers, for exploration’s sake as I firmly believe knowledge for knowledge sake is never a waste of resources.

In beauty I walk
Beauty before me
Beauty behind me
Beauty all around
In beauty I walk