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Chris Corwin is a UX engineer at @salesforce who digs bourbon, beer, bikes, and beef. And pork. Aaand chicken. And asparagus. Food, really.

I’m sad that the video about our solar system being a vortex is wrong.

You’ve probably seen this video which shows our solar system traveling along sideways through the galaxy, around with the planets trailing along in a corkscrew fashion.

It’s beautiful and amazing… and wrong.

This article by Phil Plait explains just why it’s wrong.

Vortex motion: Viral video showing Sun’s motion through galaxy is wrong.

Telstar Logistics: A New Monument for Laika, Russia’s Heroic Space Dog

long-time readers here know of my love for the dog laika

some recent news about her:

Fortunately, Laika’s legend has lived on.  There is, of course, a semi-famous surf rock band from Finland called Laika and the Cosmonauts, whom we love dearly. Laika also makes a cameo on the Monument to the Conquerors of Space, which was erected in 1964. But now Russia has decided to give Laika a permanent statue of her very own, near Moscow’s Military Medicine Institute

Telstar Logistics: A New Monument for Laika, Russia’s Heroic Space Dog

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