Space

The sky is a monster of gases that blankets the planet and protects us from the harsh nothingness of outer space. As an added bonus to this monumental task, it is sometimes really pretty or interesting to look at. The best part about the sky is that it’s free. All

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Maybe you’ve heard something about this: A few decades ago, America could do anything. Liberate Europe from the Nazis? Done. Defeat the Japanese at the same time? Done. Rebuild half the world after the war? Done. Lift a rocket off of the Earth with people in it and land them

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Unbelievable, I know. No one would ever expect to see a picture of the Swedish sky on this web site. Nonetheless, here are still more pictures of the sky. 4 July, 12:49 am 4 July, 11:57 pm 5 July, 11:36 pm 5 July, 11:36 pm 7 July, 7:15 pm 7

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May 31, 12:31 am May 24, 6:48 pm (two photos stitched together) June 3, 9:56 pm June 3, 9:56 pm June 16, 12:59 am June 25, 12:41 am June 28, 6:32 pm: Some people see Jesus in the sky, I just see some hippie wearing glasses. June 28, 10:27 pm

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I would like to say that I’m starting to get used to the surplus hours of daylight in Stockholm, but I can’t. I still find it so amazing. During the past few weeks, it has been fascinating to me that each day has been noticeably longer than the day before.

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Long days where the sun never goes down are the type of thing that you just don’t believe until you see them. It’s something that people from Kentucky read about in books or see in movies. This summer will be my first experience with such extended sunlight and it is

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A great deal of the writing I’ve done here has been observing the subtle differences between the people and cultures of Sweden and the United States. This morning, I saw this article on the CNN site. It’s about Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell’s address to the National Press Club in

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The sun. It is the closest star to earth, that’s why it seems so bright, but it is really just a medium-sized star. It doesn’t get as high in the sky since we’re higher up on the curve of the earth, so there are lots of extra long long shadows

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Night view of a frozen park and forest seen from Iida and Erik’s kitchen window. They live on the eighth floor, which Swedes call the seventh floor. The ground level is always zero. You can’t really see it in the photo but there are some people out there cross-country skiing.

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