Pass the Salt…Oh, and This is How Planets are Formed!


BGOBGAI! Quickie:

Have you ever been walking along on a sidewalk and discover a dollar bill discarded near your feet? You feel like the luckiest person in the world. You feel like surely no amount of good fortune can be better than this! You’re wrong…and if this is the best thing to happen to you ever, then you need to rethink your priorities.

planets              The same cannot be said, however, for astronaut and smart guy Don Pettit, who, while serving aboard the International Space Station, discovered how friggin’ planets are made! Staring at a bag filled with salt molecules in water (which let’s be honest, is something we do on a daily basis, am I right?) noticed that the molecules bound together in a zero gravity situation. This resulted in the theory that rocks form together due to gravity and eventually form planets. That’s some serious knowledge right there!

Oh, and congratulations on finding that dollar on the sidewalk. That’s really…great.

(Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/215.html)

 

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