High five: Nasa probe doesn’t miss a beat
Osiris-Rex already had a name like a Soundcloud rapper, and the probe showed some serious swag on Tuesday as it dapped up an asteroid. But why does this intergalactic happening matter back on Earth?
Humanity has come a long way in the last 200 or so years. On this day in 1805, this was the peak of communication: 253, 269, 863, 261, 471, 958, 220, 370, 4, 21, 19, 24.
Those were the flag codes the HMS Victory sent at the Battle of Trafalgar, meaning: for England expects that every man shall do his duty. It’s worth noting that at least one captain on another ship wondered what Nelson thought they had been doing up to then.
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