Jim Werbaneth's Blog – September 2009 Archive (2)

Across the Sea of Stars

For those among us who think that nature provides the most spectacular views in the night sky, I bring you a project from the European Southern Observatory (ESO). As reported by CNN, it's an 800-million-pixel, 360-degree edge-on panorama of our own Milky Way galaxy, all taken with a standard digital camera by French astrophotographer… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on September 16, 2009 at 1:09pm — No Comments

The Kuomintang Strikes Back!

The BBC today reported on a newly revealed postscript to the expulsion of Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalists to Taiwan at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. It should not be a surprise that Generalissimo Chiang longed to return to the Mainland. What might be surprising is how far along the planning was, as late as the 1960's. The People's Republic suffered a severe famine, due to Mao Zedong's rapid modernization and the… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on September 7, 2009 at 9:49pm — No Comments

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