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November 9 – a great day in science?

Well, not earth shattering, but notable.

Element 110 was born on 11/9/1994: DARMSTADTIUM, detected in Darmstadt, Germany, and named in 2003. Symbol Ds.

Perhaps more exciting, it’s the anniversary of Carl Sagan’s birth in 1934. Have some cake.

Quote of the week, from Sagan:

“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

(Let’s think about that for a minute.)

 

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