Monthly Archives: September 2009

William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

From Gawker: Columnist and presidential speechwriter Bill Safire was one of only three non-disloyal Jews President Nixon could name. Here is the speech he drafted for Nixon to read in case the Apollo 11 Astronauts became stranded on the moon! It is a wonderful piece of alternate universe American history, in which President Nixon had(…)

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Fantastic Photos of our Solar System

Fantastic Photos of our Solar System

The robotic Opportunity rover is currently exploring Mars. This image of Cape St. Vincent is part of the wall of Victoria Crater. The Galileo spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Visible are ice, cracks that run to the horizon and dark patches that most likely contain ice and dirt. The Cassini spacecraft, which(…)

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