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Flying by the “Death Star” Moon! In this view captured by our Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of Saturn’s moon Mimas, large Herschel Crater dominates Mimas, making the moon look like the Death Star in the movie “Star Wars.” May the 4th Be With You!

Image Credit: NASA

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I’ve had this chair for 28 years. I painted it myself in 1986. It was my desk chair in college, and moved with me to Lake Placid NY, Fort Collins CO (where it was hence called Anastasia’s scratchy chair), Boston, and L.A. Anastasia died 5 years ago. I was going to throw it away, but now I realize it may be my longest lasting relationship:-)

I’ve had this chair for 28 years. I painted it myself in 1986. It was my desk chair in college, and moved with me to Lake Placid NY, Fort Collins CO (where it was hence called Anastasia’s scratchy chair), Boston, and L.A. Anastasia died 5 years ago. I was going to throw it away, but now I realize it may be my longest lasting relationship:-)

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The Making of a Scientist - In Conversation with Cognitive Psychologist Gary Marcus - Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers — NOVA Next | PBS

"A great scientist develops a real insight into what we don’t know. There are plenty of facts in science, but cutting edge science is about living with ambiguity.”

-The very quotable Gary Marcus. Read more from Marcus on the “science instinct,” how to cultivate curiosity, and more: http://to.pbs.org/QFQe6b

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