Happy Carl Sagan Day

Today would have been Carl Sagan’s 77th birthday, and the past few years November 9th has been designated as “Carl Sagan Day” by people who appreciate Sagan’s influence — not only on science, but also the public’s understanding of it.

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the Universe.”

Science

Since we’re getting to know each other, we’ll be posting some articles about what gets us pumped. It’s part of the bonding experience, you know.

We here at From Dust To Mountains are big into space/science. It’s what a lot of our music is based on. This particular article is one of the most fascinating on the subject: The Story of Three Moons: Life In The Outer Solar System.

Europa has emerged as one of the top Solar System locations in terms of potential habitability and possibly, hosting extraterrestrial life. Life could exist in its under-ice ocean, perhaps subsisting in an environment similar to Earth’s deep-ocean hydrothermal vents or the Antarctic Lake Vostok. Life in such an ocean could possibly be similar to microbial life on Earth in the deep ocean. So far, there is no evidence that life exists on Europa, but the likely presence of liquid water has spurred calls to send a probe there.

Better get on it before it’s too late…

You know how Harold Camping said that the world was supposed to end on May 21st? Yeah… about that. It’s actually October 21st. Unbelievers are expected to just fall asleep and never wake up. Better go buy the biggest TV you can and check out these sick FDTM tracks while you still have time on this earth…

http://www.npr.org/2011/10/18/141427151/doomsday-redux-prophet-says-world-will-end-friday

PS – In for Post-Rapture Looting™.