Star Letter 010: The Bounty Hunter and the Ballet Dancer

So you’ve seen Solo: A Star Wars Film and you probably enjoyed it. You saw the inception of his bromance with Chewbacca, how Han acquires the Millenium Falcon, and how the ship made the Kessel run in less than 12 Parsecs. It was exciting for fans but something was missing: Boba Fett, the silent rogue who is trusted by Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader–––now that’s a badass rep.
Well, as you’ll see in this week’s newsletter, we won’t have to wait much longer. James Mangold, the visionary behind the final and incredible Wolverine film, Logan, will make the film for Disney.
In real life heroes, Star Letters featured a Harvard & Oxford-educated physicist who happens to be an accomplished (and still working) professional Ballerina. She’s an extraordinary young woman who has her eyes set on space exploration.
And speaking of Space Exploration, we’ve got a guest column this week on how the satellites humans have launched to orbit can help us track and avoid infectious here on Earth. Unfortunately, they can’t help with the bounty hunters who are tracking you. Some of them are pretty good.

On the eve of Disney releasing Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm officially announced that they have greenlit another standalone chapter in the 40+ year storied saga that is Star Wars. The director of the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated superhero drama Logan, James Mangold, will helm what is expected to be a thrilling film.

The new movie will follow a beloved character who had very little lines in the original trilogy but whose presence spoke volumes.

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“Left brain versus right brain. Logic versus emotion and creativity. That’s just how humans operate; they are either super smart or super creative, right? Actually, not so much.

Star Letters had the opportunity to discuss this with Merritt Moore, a professional ballet dancer that currently performs with the Norwegian National Ballet.

Merritt not only danced with Zurich Ballet, Boston Ballet, English National Ballet, and the London Contemporary Ballet Theatre, but she also graduated from Harvard University (with honors, we may add) in Physics. She later went on to earn her PhD in Quantum Optics from Oxford University.”

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(Image Credit: Merritt Moore)

“When we think of Earth Observation and the practical applications of satellite imagery, it is safe to say that climate change, mapping services and weather services are usually the first use cases that come to mind. Google Maps has been using satellite imagery in their mapping service since 2005 and the first weather satellite TIROS-1 was launched by NASA in 1960! 

However, these are not the sole uses for Earth Observation data; in fact, there are at least 100 different uses for Satellite Imagery and Remote Sensing data. The data is easier to access, the costs associated with accessing this data is more affordable, (free in many cases e.g. the Copernicus programme), and we are seeing more and more innovative ideas for this data across a variety of industries.”

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Until Next Week, Friends!


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