Week in Geek - Moon/No Moon
My weekly post for The Rachel Maddow Show.
Week in Geek: Moon/No Moon edition
For lovers of all things geek, this past week was a long time coming.
The release of Episode VII in the Star Wars series has been dominating my social media and a lot of traditional media as well. Having grown up with the original trilogy, I’m as excited as the next geek. But as an astrophysicist, I’m also excited about the explosion of “the science of Star Wars” posts that have been cropping up all over the place. And sometimes, truth is stranger than (science-)fiction.
Also features: giant salamanders, sea monkeys, Handel’s Messiah, and helium rain.
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