Saturday Snippets…22nd April 2022…Todays prompt is “Space”

Welcome to Saturday Snippets one-word prompt today is none other than ” Space”…Space always fills me with awe I am currently reading about black holes and wormholes by Stephen Hawking…why or how my muse led out into space I know not but I’m running with it to see where it takes me and there are some great tunes I’m having a hard time picking just three…

Life in space is hard on the human body. The lack of gravity’s pull can quickly take its toll—bone density declines, muscles deteriorate and more. But compared to a fish, humans have it pretty easy,

For several years, scientists working with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) studied the effects of life aboard the International Space Station for a small school of medaka fish. Also known as Japanese rice fish, medaka are small, freshwater fish native to Japan. And they are invaluable for space research. Not only are they easy to breed, but they are transparent, giving researchers a clear view of their bones and guts as they adjust to life in space,

The Space Age is the time period in human history related to the space race, space exploration, and space technology. Most people say this started when Sputnik 1 was launched in 1957 and continues today. This has influenced cultures such as in movies, television, music, art, and architecture.

Space Jam 1996…was the story of a desperate attempt by the Looney Tunes to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan…given the success of the original its hardly surprising that Warner Bros decided to bring out Space Jam: A New Legacy…last year…

The first flower has grown in space … Zinnia blooms aboard a space station. — “First ever flower grown in space makes its debut!”

With that declaration, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly revealed to the world the bright orange zinnias that had blossomed onboard the International Space Station on Jan. 16 2016.

Many of us who are interested in space and astronomy will have heard of neutron stars before, but have you ever heard of nuclear pasta?

Ahhh but it doesn’t stop there…In Amsterdam, they have “space cakes” that come in various flavours, shapes, and potencies. As long as the pastry contains weed, the title of space cake fits. But to get a little meta and dip into stoner culture, this space cake really takes you to the moon. With a graham cracker cake, marshmallow icing, and a dark chocolate ganache, this recipe riffs on a Southern classic treat: the moon pie!

Space…there are many songs that have been written about space…The Final Countdown(1986) by Europe, R.E.M, Man on the Moon, Rockett by Def Leppard, Space Cowboy- The Steve Miller Band but of course far too many to share here…My first choice is Space Oddity by David Bowie written after Bowie watched The Stanley Kubrick Film 2001…A Space Oddity.

Space Mountain Theme Park…Disney…

Space Mountain is a classic rollercoaster in Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Despite running since 1975, this fun, space-themed roller coaster will get the heart racing and take you twisting and turning through the darkness until you reach the fantastic sight of thousands of stars and galaxies above you and around you.

Did you know?

There are more trees on earth than stars in the milky way…There are about three trillion trees on Planet Earth, and between 100-400 billion stars, approximately, in the galaxy.

One million earth’s can fit inside the sun…The Sun is large enough that approximately 1.3 million Earths could fit inside (if squashed in) or if the Earths retained their spherical shape then 960,000 would fit.

Time for one more tune…

Thank you for joining me today in “space”…I hope you have a fabulous weekend…xx

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    Let hope in future we will not met the wrong persons in the space. There are some with orange haircolor, we should stay far away from. Lol Thanks for the very interesting information, Carol! You are so wonderful in researching these things. xx Michael

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    Thanks for another thought provoking Saturday Snippets Carol.. space and particularly for me, the sky at night are fascinating and it has inspired so much creativity within the artistic communities. So much going on up there now with satellites, the future of asteroid mining not to mention sending out messages to anyone who might hear it.. We are in the middle of watching the series War of the Worlds and I think we should be careful what we wish for! Great music from Bowie… hugs xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Is that the one with Mr Tom Cruise? Bowie is always a good listen …happy you agree…I’m a firm believer something is out there maybe not as we know it but something and yes we should be careful what we wish for …Hugs xoxo

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  6. petespringerauthor

    Your Saturday-themed posts never disappoint, Carol. Nuclear pasta is a brand new term for me. I love the speaker’s enthusiasm, but she makes me tired just listening to her.🤣 During the period of Rocket Man, it was one hit after another with Elton. I struggle with these musicians like R Kelly, who has great music but has committed despicable crimes.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Pete and I get that about R Kelly I wasn’t aware of the extent of his crimes how can a man with such a talent for music have such an evil black heart…Yes, Elton has been quite prolific over the years in particular that period…Have a great Sunday, Pete 🙂 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Haha… I’m a bit of a nerd with reading Lauren… Absolutely space is so fascinating and songs I could have had a post equivilent to war and peace with those soooo many 😎😂x

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  7. Chel Owens

    Have you seen “Interstellar?” It makes me wonder about one of your favorite issues: the future of Earth as we continue to dump on our planet. Relatedly, I wonder if we ever will truly learn about space travel to be able to do it.

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  9. beetleypete

    Bowie’s song is still magical, even after all this time. He also wrote ‘Starman’ of course, about a man from another planet. Great to see a flower growing on the Space Station, that’s encouraging.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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