sleepyjohn00 (sleepyjohn00) wrote,

one brief note

On a family level, it has been a good weekend so far, and I will remark on that later.  On a personal level, the God of Practical Jokes has been taking a personal interest in me, starting with fast food people who cannot get an order right.

 But the morning was rescued by an article in Scientific American.  I was reading through the mental haze, looking at an article on the process of planetary atmospheric escape.  Aside from the molecular-level mechanism, impactors can rip out a plume of gases.  The illustration is captioned:

When a comet or asteroid strikes a planet, it creates an enormous explosion that throws rock, water, dinosaurs, and air into space.

If you can giggle on the way to breakfast, there's  still hope for the day.

Tags: science!

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