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The mysterious plumes seen on Mars may have a more prosaic explanation: an alignment of sunlight, winter clouds, and topography, with a dash of artifacts.
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I just spent an amazing week with nearly 400 educators from all over the world sharing and learning about space education. Hosted by Conference Queen and SEEC Goddess, Angela Case​ of Space Center Houston​, this is an amazing event. Imagine educators who all have a passion for STEAM and space?! Mix in a couple of astronauts and some tours of NASA Johnson Space Center​ and you’ve got yourself one amazing conference! This was the 21st Annual Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC)​ held at Space Center Houston.

I attended several workshops, presented with Skye Bleu​, Kaci Pilcher Heins​, Michael Wilkinson​, hosted the Information Desk with Angela Case​, introduced John Quiñones​, played with Mr Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson​, toured Mission Control with Jennifer Cheesman​ and Mr Carbon Flight Ed Van Cise​, toured SCA-905, the 747 used to ferry the Shuttle Orbiters and made a bunch of new friends.

This was my second time at SEEC and I definitely plan to go back next year for SEEC 2016 - February 4-6. Hope to SEEC you there! Until then, #FullSTEAMahead!
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When is the exhibit going to be open for us to walk through the 747?
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A dark line snaked across the lower half of the sun on Feb.10, 2015, as seen in this image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO. SDO shows colder material as dark and hotter material as light, so the line is, in fact, an enormous swatch of colder material hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona. Stretched out, that line – or solar filament as scientists call it – would be more than 533,000 miles long. That is longer than 67 Earths lined up in a row.

Filaments can float sedately for days before disappearing. Sometimes they also erupt out into space, releasing solar material in a shower that either rains back down or escapes out into space, becoming a moving cloud known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME.

SDO captured images of the filament in numerous wavelengths, each of which helps highlight material of different temperatures on the sun. By looking at such features in different wavelengths and temperatures, scientists learn more about what causes these structures, as well as what catalyzes their occasional eruptions.

Image credit: NASA/SDO
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I cannot tell you how much I appreciate SDO. Visiting Kitt Peak was amazing. I love all the wonderful images of our star. 
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Hello from Denmark. Another great day here and I will tell you a little more about it soon.

I came across this funny comic about the ebook vs the traditional book. It's cute. The real point of the story is - reading is not only fun, but very important and helps develop many attributes in a child.

Oh, and here are some great STEM reading (and game) resources. This might come in handy over the summer?!

http://stemcollaborative.org/additionalResources.html

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Oh, we have some anniversary today! On June 16, 1963 the first woman launched to space; Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. 

She was on the Vostok 5 mission which launched on June 16, 1963, and orbited the Earth 48 times. The flight lasted almost 3 days (=70.8 hours). During her space mission, Tereshkova's radio call name was "Chaika," which means "seagull" in Russian.

The Vostok 5 spacecraft was recovered on June 19, 1963, in the Soviet Union. Tereshkova had parachuted from the spacecraft after earth's atmospheric re-entry; she landed about 380 miles northeast of Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Valentina Tereshkova was given the title "Hero of the Soviet Union," received the Order of Lenin, and was honored with the United Nations Gold Medal of Peace. She never flew in space again.

Tereshkova had been an expert in parachuting and a factory worker before she wrote to the Soviet space program, volunteering her service. She and the other candidates to be in the first woman in space were given extensive testing and interviews (beginning in December 1961). Tereshkova and Tatyana Torchillova were chosen in May 1963, to train for the Vostok 6 flight. Tereshkova was the final choice.

On November 3, 1963, Tereshkova married another cosmonaut (Andrian Nikolayev, who also went into space). They had a daughter, Elena Andrionovna, who was born in 1964; Elena (now a doctor in Russia) was the first child born to parents who both went into space. Tereshkova went on to graduate from the Zhuykosky Air Force Engineering Academy in 1969, and in 1976, earned a degree in Technical Science.
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My favorite start today...
<iframe width="512" height="512" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" src="http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/aiahmi/latest.php?t=aia_0171&r=512"></iframe><p>For more data go to <a href="http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/">http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/</a></p>
SDO is designed to help us understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously.
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NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (Little SDO)​ Launched 5 years ago today! Happy Birthday my friend!
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/launch/#.VNvEtbDF-5I
NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
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Who never imagine go to the moon? Now is a reality
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SpaceX’s first deep space mission targeting liftoff tonight from Cape Canaveral. Falcon 9 and DSCOVR are primed and ready for launch. Liftoff at 6:05pm ET. Watch the launch live at www.spacex.com/webcast.

110 days after launch, the DSCOVR satellite will reach the Sun-Earth L1 Lagrangian point 1,500,000 kilometers (930,000 mi) from Earth, more than four times farther than the Moon. From there, DSCOVR will beam back imagery of Earth, observe space weather, and provide advanced warning of extreme emissions from the sun which can affect power grids, communications systems, and satellites close to Earth.
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Great Spacex, I know you guys are going to nail it this time! Good luck, god bless!
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For all my educator friends out there!
Educators across Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri and Tennessee can apply for full-tuition scholarships to attend STEMcon, a four-day NASA-sponsored professional development session featuring STEM content and resources based on the Center’s Space Academy® for Educators. The scholarship includes tuition, meals, lodging, lesson materials and a stipend to help offset travel expenses.
https://spacecamp.fluidreview.com/
We are delighted that you are interested in the STEMcon Program (for educators)! Please sign up to the right to begin the application process. STEMcon Program Information. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center® is offering scholarships to educators from Marshall Space Flight Center's five-state region ...
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Hello from the beautiful city of Copenhagen in Denmark. I am here for the ESOF 2014 meeting. 

EuroScience Open Forum – is the biennial pan-European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation. At ESOF meetings leading scientists, researchers, young researchers, business people, entrepreneurs and innovators, policy makers, science and technology communicators and the general public from all over Europe discuss new discoveries and debate the direction that research is taking in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

On Sunday we visited 3 research vessels that were docked at the Amaliehaven/Larsens Plads in Copenhagen (near the Palace). 

Aurora: Brand new resarch vessel. Aarhus University. The Nordic Food lab was doing samples and exhibits on the ship. We also got to see the high-tech lab areas and the bridge area. I put on a life jacket - safety first! This is the smallest of the 3 ships... but also most modern. I think they have 13 crew and 7 researchers at a time.

Dana: Denmark's largest reserach vessel. Built in 1919 (been refitted & updated a few times!) The Technical University of Denmark highlighted some of the research capabilities. They also showed how the ship is used to monitor types, age, and quantity of fish in the commercial fishing areas. These data are used to determine limits so that fishing will be kept sustainable. 38 bunks available for crew and research teams. 

Clupea: A German ship which also conducts fish surveys for commercial fishing sustainability in addition to research trips. 

#STEM   #ESOF   #ESOF2014   #Denmark  
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Now that Astro Reid, Alex and Maxim are on Station, let's try to catch a flyover. This week will provide some great flyovers over the US. And why not challenge yourself and take a long-exposure image with perhaps an iconic background?

My friends at Visual-Aerials have started to spread the word about ‪#‎SpotTheStation‬ and together with NASA we all would like to capture some amazing shots, share them with the world -- and most importantly, share them with the crew on station. So when (and if...) they feel homesick up there, they can look at some amazing pictures of what they look like zipping by from down here on Earth.

More information, including tips & tricks on how to spot the station and capture it, go here:

http://www.visual-aerials.com/spotthestation.html

#AlexTweetup   #SpotTheStation   #ISS   #Photography  
The International Space Station orbits Earth at 260 miles altitude approx. every 90 minutes. Depending on your location you may see the Space Station more frequently, several days in a row, up to a couple of times a month. The ISS is the third brightest object in the sky and almost appears to be ...
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Just a few impressions of my time with the Exp40/41 crew who is about to launch to the International Space Station today. Launch is scheduled for 3:57 PM EDT out of Baikonur. 

#BlueDot   #AlexTweetup   #STEM  
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+Camilla Corona You should have been hiding in the backpack and just go along for the ride..  ;-)
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  • Free-Range Chicken
    Space Chicken, 2014 - present
    Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Ambassador via Social Media and in-chicken appearances in schools, science fairs and social media events.
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    STEM Ambassador, 2013 - 2015
    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Ambassador via Social Media and in-chicken appearances in schools, science fairs and social media events.
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Commander Camilla, The Duck, Space Chicken
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I am Camilla Corona and I am a STEM Ambassador, doing Education & Public Outreach. Not only do I share knowledge about our Sun and Space Weather, but I also encourage girls to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).
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I am Camilla Corona - also known as the Space Chicken. My mission is to share exciting news in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. I have a pretty extensive background and I enjoy inspiring kids, teenagers and the young-at-hearts. Retired from NASA, I am now on my own sharing the excitement of space exploration and STEM. 

**Note, I am not part of NASA, nor funded by NASA**
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Survived a trip to Near Space and a week in the swamp and four more trips to the Edge of Space.
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Stanford, CA, United States - Goddard, MD, United States