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asakasan106 karma

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the difference between an Eskimo and an Inuk? That said, is "Eskimo" derogatory? I live (well south of you) in New York, and many of my peers refer generally to northern Canadians as "Eskimos". I know that isn't right. Can you (or someone else) elaborate? In my opinion, I feel like "First Nations people" is appropriate, but to be honest, I'm talking out of my ass. Can you school us, or at least me, in this?

asakasan59 karma

Read the article carefully. Cadillac said that their concept car could theoretically run on thorium, and that the technology is within reach. A big difference from a car that actually runs on thorium. Reference: the article linked above.

asakasan8 karma

Dr. Nemiroff, thank you (and thanks also to Dr. Bonnell) for APoD.
I have been teaching high school elective Astronomy since I started teaching twelve years ago, and start every lesson with the Astronomy Picture of the Day. Please keep it up.
Question: what is the next frontier in space imaging? Space-based telescopes? Ground-based? In what spectrum?