This conversation will hurt your brain.
QVC is not typically the go-to place for spirited discussions about the mysteries and marvels of space, but this week host Shawn Killinger and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi turned it into one.
Killinger was presenting a "Cherry Blossom Print Boyfriend Cardigan" design by Mizrahi which she thinks looks like the Earth "when you're a bazillion miles away from the planet moon."
And from this point forward we realize our education system has failed us, at least in the science department.
"From the planet moon…" repeats Mizrahi.
"Isn't the moon a star?" she asks, questioning herself.
"No the moon is a planet darling," he says, but Killinger isn't so sure anymore.
"The sun is a star. Is the moon really a planet?" She wonders.
It goes on like this for while. They get people to Google it for them off camera, and Killinger makes a joke about having a blonde moment.
Maybe QVC can book Neil deGrasse Tyson next week to set everyone straight, and while he's at it, pitch his own line of celestial vests and ties.
Hubble is reprising one of its greatest hits. Twenty years after the release of its iconic image of the Eagle nebula's "Pillars of Creation", the space telescope – which turns 25 this year – has captured two new, even sharper views that peer through the pillars' shrouds of dust.
The original image, taken in 1995 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, revealed three towering "elephant trunks" of gas and dust that are in the process of forming new stars. The columns are also being sculpted and eroded by winds from nearby young star.