Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy new year - may the stars keep moving

It was a great new year's eve - a completely awake night of food, friends, drinks and dancing. For some reason I got obsessed with pointing out that nothing lasts for ever - stars live, move around and die. Showed the stars in the Orion constellation thrice and pointed out the rabbit on the moon.

Orion has some of the most exciting stars around, Rigel, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix. Nearby is the brightest Sirius. Strangely enough a lot of separated cultures identify the same group of stars as the same constellation, points to the common human wiring for pattern recognition.
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