Happy birthday to cos and settsimaksimin!
I have three takers, which should keep me pleasantly occupied next week! Anyone else?
I have 22 people signed up for the gift swap. If you want in as well, just e-mail me the questionnaire by Thanksgiving. Shadesong AT gmail.com, subject line "gift swap". :)
Actually, I meant the side dishes, not the turkey! But I figured it out.
* Magic Lantern Castle Museum!
* Gorgeous - just go look.
* Tell your story. Listen to someone else's.
Carbon dioxide, a potential fingerprint of life, has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star....the planet, HD 189733b, is too hot to be habitable. But the discovery nonetheless has scientists excited, because carbon dioxide is one of four chemicals that life can generate, so being able to detect it shows that astronomers have the ability to find the signs of life on other worlds.
"This is the first detection of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet, which means that three of the Big Four biomarkers for habitable/inhabited worlds have now been seen: water, methane, and now carbon dioxide," explained Alan Boss, a planet-formation theorist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington who was not involved in the finding. "The only one that has not yet been detected is oxygen/ozone."
Ack busy. And I've not had time to do the Alanna storybit yet. I must do grocery shopping - running to do that soon as I finish this post. Today's my hair appointment, then Gwyn and I will wander 'round the town like the Crow Girls we are, until it i time for Diesel, where we will pick up the turkey. :) (And thank goodness the PayPal transfer from last week's Wind Tunnel Dreams hit. Whew.)