We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination.
There are street artists. Street musicians. Street actors. But there are no street physicists. A little known secret is that a physicist is one of the most employable people in the marketplace - a physicist is a trained problem solver. How many times have you heard a person in a workplace say, “I wasn’t trained for this!” That’s an impossible reaction from a physicist, who would say, instead, “Cool. A problem I’ve never seen before. Let’s see how I can figure out how to solve it!”. Oh, and, have fun along the way.
Neil deGrasse Tyson — AMA (via reddit)
So true! ;)
How wonderful is the photo of the lady attempting to catch the moon!
Just a few heavenly photos from the 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.
Photos: Milky Way by Tunc Tezel, Lunar Eclipse by Jathin Premjilth, Star Trails by Nicole Sullivan, Hunting Moon by Jean-Baptist Feldmann; via National Geographic