Bowie’s in Space

by Ann Bartkowski

Today Ryan J. and I spent the last 1/2 hour of work building a perfect scaler model of our solar system out of shadows.  We had help from a precocious 5-year-old girl who had been inspired by a recent magic school bus episode on outer space.

 Please refer to the (below) photographs, taken from the Cell Phone Rover on the International Space Station. You might recognize our sun (left) , Saturn (dead center), and a rainbow (I’m not going to tell you because that’s pretty obvious).  

We notified our best astronaut friend, Bret, as soon as our photographs were transmitted, and he is making his happy face (although it looks rather frightened) because these photos further corroborate the heliocentric theory of the universe. (Perhaps this will finally convince the 20% of American adults who still believe the sun moves around us?) I’m pretty sure they also explain Dark Matter. See for yourself: