Election day. God help us.
Voyager was launched in 1977 and it’s been speeding away from earth ever since. After all that time it’s only about 17 light-hours away. That’s still quite a distance though; about twelve billion miles. Communication dropped a while ago but with a refurbished dish antenna in Australia, we’re back in touch. Amazing.
This guy just figured out his phone has a map app. File under: ‘thanks, but we knew all this already’.
And New Zealand has a peacock problem. They’re smart (“once they’ve learnt they’re being shot at, you won’t get within two or three hundred metres of them”) and they’re fast (“as soon as one starts to move, they all run, they’re like blimmin’ road runners”). Beep beep.