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René Descartes passed away on this day in 1650. Celebrate his legacy with his Mechanical Philosophy (1644), which posited that the universe operated as a continuously running machine which God had set in motion. Since he rejected Newton’s theory of gravity and idea of a vacuum in space, Descartes argued that instead the universe was composed of a ‘subtle matter’ he named ‘plenum,’ which swirled in vortices like whirlpools and actually moved the planets by contact. Here, these vortices carry the planets around the Sun.

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René Descartes passed away on this day in 1650. Celebrate his legacy with his Mechanical Philosophy (1644), which posited that the universe operated as a continuously running machine which God had set in motion. Since he rejected Newton’s theory of gravity and idea of a vacuum in space, Descartes argued that instead the universe was composed of a ‘subtle matter’ he named ‘plenum,’ which swirled in vortices like whirlpools and actually moved the planets by contact. Here, these vortices carry the planets around the Sun.

Dynamic SunCredit: NASA/SDO
This photo was among the first images taken by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite.
Source: Space.com’s Gallery of Experts’ Favorite Space Photos

Dynamic Sun
Credit: NASA/SDO

This photo was among the first images taken by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite.

Source: Space.com’s Gallery of Experts’ Favorite Space Photos

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After the 2012 transit of Venus in ultra-high definition photos, the transit in ultra-high definition video. 

Jun 6
Jun 5
Venus Transit 2012
If you still have time, look up (but follow Brandon Boyd’s most wise precaution). This won’t happen again in our lifetimes.

(Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Venus Transit 2012

If you still have time, look up (but follow Brandon Boyd’s most wise precaution). This won’t happen again in our lifetimes.


(Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Jun 5
Some good advice from my favorite skywatcher.

Some good advice from my favorite skywatcher.

Jun 4
I do need to stop bothering the poor man, but it gets me through the day.

I do need to stop bothering the poor man, but it gets me through the day.

Are you in?

Are you in?

May 9
OMG, you guys! My “Supermoon over Miami” photo (taken with my amateur camera that I hardly know how to use) made it into @mashable’s gallery of 13 Spectacular “Supermoon” Photos from Mashable Readers.

OMG, you guys! My “Supermoon over Miami” photo (taken with my amateur camera that I hardly know how to use) made it into @mashable’s gallery of 13 Spectacular “Supermoon” Photos from Mashable Readers.

May 5
Supermoon over Miami.

Supermoon over Miami.

May 5
Supermoon tonight.

Supermoon tonight.