From Spanish rancho to hard-core Marines In 1942, the Ninth Marine Division marched in and took over what had been the Santa Margarita y Las Flores Ranch. The Second World War had begun and the ...
I saw the Messier 87 photons while standing in the metal cage which hangs from the underbelly of the 200-inch Hale telescope.
Posted May 11, 1987
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I keep envisioning this photon from the Messier 87 galaxy. I know it's unscientific to think about photons — the smallest physical units of light — as individuals, however I have no trouble with the ...