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March 29, 2012

The Green Universe: Jor-El

NASA-East CoastSensational news stories can make badly behaved celebrities and bickering politicians seem larger than life. Luckily, the scientists who study the vast universe maintain a different perspective. This week, we'll bring you quotes and videos that reveal nature's star power.

Jor-El Foretells Krypton's Apocalypse

Today's quote draws from the realm of fiction. When Superman's home planet of Krypton faces certain destruction, Jor-El presents his scientific data to the governing council. Rather than heed the warning, the politicians laugh it off: "This is an insult to our intelligence! . . . What does he take us for, fools?"

Hmm, does this sound familiar?

Watch this classic video clip to see an eerily current scenario.  


 

--image courtesy of NASA; video clip from The Adventures of Superman

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