Morning Minutes: March 13

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Morning Minutes: March 13

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Bust buhst (noun) A sculptured, painted, drawn, or engraved representation of the upper part of the human figure, especially a portrait sculpture showing only the head and shoulders of the subject - dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Best Space Pictures of 2012: Editor's Picks

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/12/pictures/121211-best-space-2012-endeavour-mars-rover-nasa-science/

See National Geographic's best pictures of space, including the Double Helix and Thor's Helmet nebulas, a close-up of a storm on Saturn and a self-portrait Buzz Aldrin took on his last visit to space.

Number to Know

84: Number of Earth years it takes Uranus to orbit the sun once.

This Day in History

March 13, 1781: Astronomer William Hershel discovers Uranus.

Today's Featured Birthday

Rapper Lonnie "Common" Lynn

Daily Quote

"Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time." - Lyndon B. Johnson