On January 15 2009, six minutes after takeoff, US Airways Flight 1549 was ditched into the Hudson River, partly a result of the heroic efforts of Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger. The aircraft had sustained perilous engine damage due to a bird strike. With both engines disabled and therefore incapable of generating thrust, the plane had […]Read more "The Miracle on the Hudson Revisited"
Arthur C. Clarke’s science fiction masterpiece Rendezvous with Rama opens up with the words: “Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. …In those days, there was nothing that men could do to protect themselves against the last random shots in the cosmic bombardment that had once scarred the face of the Moon. The meteorites […]Read more "The Threat of Asteroids"
It seems to me that Facebook has become a breeding ground for factually inaccurate information on almost anything. I have come to learn that with most of these pervasive viral posts, chances are there is probably going to be something which is not quite accurate. That’s why when I came across this photo today about […]Read more "Track Santa’s Sleigh on Christmas Eve"
This is Van Gogh’s Starry Nights – A magical painting alive with dazzling stars, moons, and nebulae. So magnificent and overwhelming that they render the houses insignificant and inconspicuous. A wonderful piece of work that presents us with a distorted view of the landscape so as to choose the sky as the most dominant area […]Read more "The Starry Night"