I pitched this post to my SYFY Wire editor and he totally ghosted me. Oh well.
Spoilers for a 27-year-old comic ahead...and, ya know...a brand new movie
The discovery of as large a planet as NGTS-1b around an M-dwarf throws a proverbial wrench into astronomers' assumptions about planetary formation.
67.5% of the years at least one Nobel Prize was awarded have NO female laureates. That jumps to 85.8% if you only look at STEM.
Whether or not people are going to take this research and try to breed super-sugary/fatty lettuce in some weird attempt to make people buy more salad is a question for another day.
Without asking my 7-year-old niece for confirmation, I give it a thumbs up for the target audience.
Does astronomy in Tolkien's literary world line up with ours? Or is it pure fantasy?
It's good to know that CNTs are useful for things other than space elevators that will probably never get built and the paint that's so black anything you coat with it looks like a hole.
(Unfortunately, the camera started to be uncooperative as totality came to an end...)
All those photos you see do not do the actual phenomenon justice. I wish every single person on the planet could have the opportunity to see this literally awe-some event.