I learned something today. I try to learn something every day, but I am not always successful (translation: distracted by the practical side of life). Today I remembered to peruse the ‘front page’ of the Wikipedia web site. I like the serendipitousness of the daily featured article as well as the ‘On this day …’ section.
On this day . . .
- 1924 – Astronomer Edwin Hubble announced that Andromeda (pictured), previously believed to be a nebula, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe.
The second thing I learned came from the ‘Today’s Featured Picture’ section:
Pure (99.97+%) iron chips, electrolytically refined, as well as a high purity 1 cm3 iron cube for comparison. Iron is the most common element (by mass) on Earth, forming much of the outer and inner core, as well as the fourth most common element in the Earth’s crust.
Who knows what else I’ll stumble into learning today? I have an entire afternoon to explore since my employer will set me free at noon.
You’ve been warned.
Oh, and just in case you missed it last night, here’s a snapshot from my cell phone of the sunset:
Only two more sunsets left this year!