Cas A is the remnant of a star that exploded about 300 years ago. The X-ray image shows an expanding shell of hot gas produced by the explosion. This gaseous shell is about 10 light years in diameter, and has a temperature of about 50 million degrees. (via Cassiopeia A: 26 Aug 9)
Well at least it had the right date of birth. Happy Birthday Mabida.
Nelson Mandela’s Ethiopian passport, issued in 1962, under the false name David Motsamayi, he was not allowed to travel at that time. Upon his return to South Africa he was charged and arrested for this trip. During his time in Ethiopia he received military training, most likely in Holeta Military Academy.
In his words: “Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting [it] attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England and America combined. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African. Meeting the emperor himself would be like shaking hands with history.”
In related matters, the Namibian ex-president & liberation fighters were trained in Ethiopia. The plane that took the president into Namibia on independence day was Ethiopian Airlines flown by an Ethiopian pilot who still gets invited to participate in independence day festivities.
— info brought to you via very resourceful friends of mine, who were active members of the Ethiopian Students Association International (@myESAi).
The 10th Annual Ethiopian Students Association International Summit is taking place March 25th - 28th, 2010 in Toronto, Canada for the first time outside of the U.S.A. Follow @Esai2010 for updates.
I did not know this!
Five minute MMORPG aims to recreate the MMORPG experience we all know and love. You’re put together in a party with six others and you must level up, PVP, and deal with lag while you aim to come out on top.
It’s a deviously simple game that I spent the better part of an hour playing. I can…
soooo true :]
Laetitia Casta by Cedric Buchet for Vogue Paris December 2010