NASA and Asteroid-Laying-Hens courtesy of Mark Twain

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UPDATE:  NASA starts broadcasting at 1:00 CST.  They are showing images now though … here is the link:


If anyone has read much about or by Mark Twain, you know what a character he was!  Well, this NASA news made me think of one of his more colorful quotes and what he might have said about this event!

Noise proves nothing.  Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.  ~ Mark Twain

NASA Asteroid

We keep hearing about Asteroids hitting earth … but this week we have a twist to this common storyline!  No, hens are NOT laying asteroids, and No, an asteroid is not going to hit Earth (that I know of).   But something almost as spectacular is going to take place.  NASA is going to broadcast a live or near-live image of a near-Earth flyby of an Asteroid!!  “Near Earth” is relative of course, it’s still 17,200 miles away. The half-hour broadcast from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will incorporate real-time animation to show the location of the asteroid in relation to Earth, along with real-time or near real-time views of the asteroid from observatories in Australia, weather permitting. Here is a link to NASA with more information about this asteroid, NASA’s schedule and how to watch!  We will be watching here at Live and Learn Farm!

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Trish Corlew

Founder and Author at Live and Learn Farm
Trish has been married to her best friend, David, for 16 years and they have three sons (aged 13, 12 and 9). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. They also own a small business that Trish runs from home. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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