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Five grains of rice

March 20, 2011 1 comment

A rich man has four sons. As he grows old, he decides to give his property to the son who would value the wealth he had earned. He calls his four sons and gives them each five grains of rice. He tells them that he shall ask for these grains at the end of 5 years & he would give his property to the son who would value these grains the most.
The first son throws away the grains. He decides to show his father some other grains when he would ask for them after 5 yrs, in anticipation that his father would not be able to see the difference between the two sets of grains.
The second son eats the grains. He too decides to show his father some other grains when he would ask for them after 5 yrs, in anticipation that his father would not be able to see the difference between the two sets of grains.
The third son preserves these grains in a silver box and keeps the silver box in the ‘puja sthaan’ at home, and offers prayers to the box while offering his prayers to God for 5 yrs.
The fourth son sows these grains and cultivates them in the backyard of his house. They grow into crops during the harvest season. He keeps re sowing the grains from these crops. In due course, he has a vast plot of land cultivated with rice.
As apparent from the above mentioned, at the end of 5 yrs, the father gives his property to his fourth son, as he was the most deserving among his four sons.

Moral of the Story:
When you have anything little in your hands, look at opportunity to grow it. Don’t feel sad if you have less money today, know that you have it and you can grow it. 

-Yuva

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The History of Hubble

March 20, 2011 Leave a comment

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. The launch of a space based telescope was one the greatest advances in astronomy in human history, and it would lead to many other space based observatories. Hubble’s mission was to allow humanity to see more, see farther, and see deeper into the past of the universe. Discovery placed the Hubble Space Telescope in an orbit around the Earth at the farthest reaches of the upper atmosphere. The telescope was placed in such a high orbit because it gives astronomers a view of the universe that typically far surpasses that of any ground-based telescopes, due to the fact that the atmosphere distorts and blocks the some of the light that reaches our planet. Hubble is also one of NASA’s most successful and longest-lasting science missions. It has beamed hundreds of thousands of images back to Earth, shedding light on many of the great mysteries of astronomy. Its gaze has helped determine the age of the universe, the identity of quasars, and the existence of black holes.

 

Do you know where the Hubble Space Telescope is? It could be overhead or located somewhere else in the sky. When displayed in Sky, you can see where Hubble is projected on the background of stars, and it updates as Hubble moves! Is Hubble visible tonight? Have a look. You will need to switch to Sky in Google Earth 4.2 to view this content.

Currently it is now above California…

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http://bit.ly/gbknCw –> Click on the link below to track where is Hubble now??

-Yuva

http://Yuvahere.com

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