Making lunches for your kids can be grueling, demanding work. As a mother, it's my duty to come up with something tasty, so the little dickens will eat it, and nutritious, so there is a possibility that they will grow strong enough to unball their socks for the laundry, maybe. But after a bazillion years of trying to come up with something different, and feeling beaten, the good folks at NASA came to my rescue today. That's right; NASA.
I get NASA updates in my email and this morning I received one that caught my eye. There was no launch (Soyuz went a few days ago,) and there were no problems, but there was an announcement made regarding a meteorite that was found in Antarctica in 1969. This meteorite, "Yamato 691 enstatite chondrite" apparently originated from an asteroid that orbited between Mars and Jupiter. (Yes, I know. "Not another one!" But stay with with me. It's going to be good.) On this meteorite, they found a mineral, never before observed in nature. It's called "Wassonite," and though it's made up from sulfur and titanium, which we have here in buckets-full, this mineral has a unique crystalline structure that sets it apart. And...AND, it's less than one-hundredth of the width of a human hair. So these guys were nothing if not thorough.
I love this stuff. Just when you think that everything has been found, something like this comes along. "Wassonite." So, for at least a little while, lunch will be fun.
"Here honey. Here's your sandwich."
"Wass on it(e)?"