Somehow it got to be Friday again?! The news cycle is disheartening and overwhelming these days. So here are a few things you might have missed this week…
- Jason Momoa takes “arrest” photo at Mauna Kea protest… it was staged, but a) his facial expression amused me and b) it helps keep a spotlight on these important protests.
- NASA is giving away a Saturn I rocket… you “just” need to be able to transport the million pound, 180 foot monster. They are screening applicants now!
- Seems Prince Robot IV has a new hobby as a man wearing a TV on his head is seen leaving old television sets on the porches of 50 Virginia homes. This is the kind of weirdness I actually appreciate in my 2019.
This is not a news item, but I wanted to share the GoFundMe pages for two young men who lost their lives to gun violence this week in California. The astronomical community has lost a bright star, and a family has lost a father and husband. Please give if you can, share if you can, and keep them in your thoughts.
Finally, I don’t want to deprive you of cute animals even when I’m just feeling awful about the whole world. So check out some bebe whales, happy quokkas, and fossils of an enormous parrot and penguin via Muscadine and kupo. Our featured image today is a reader submission! Thank you, Emily, for letting us feature your dog Luna imitating a pretzel. Do dogs even have spines?