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Ciro Villa
Works at Software Engineer - Early Adopter, Technology Buff, Bilingual, Multicultural, Software Engineer with over 20 years of experience. Interested in Astronomy, Cosmology, Space Science, Philosophy, Physics, Other Sciences, Society, Sociology, Current Events, Music and various other disciplines.
Attends Southern New Hampshire University
Lives in Florida
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Tonight … Mercury-Regulus conjunction
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Too bad they're so near the sunset glare.
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Gully washers on Mars? Nope. 
New findings using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show that gullies on modern Mars are likely not being formed by flowing liquid water.
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Earlier this summer, a monument to remember the Space Shuttle Challenger and its seven-member crew members that were lost was created to remind Antelope Valley residents of the sacrifice and bravery it takes to forge new frontiers.

To learn more, visit: http://go.usa.gov/xgYNj
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Sadly being gifted is not always a "good gift"..: The curse of OE (Overexcitabilites)..

"Many gifted individuals - especially those at the highest levels of ability - seem to have an ability to function as specialized and highly sensitive receptacles for incoming stimuli. Human Geiger counters, so to speak.

They see, hear, sense, feel, think, imagine all to a degree that is often completely invisible to others. With these intensely tuned perceptions, they can then create, innovate, perform, and astound. They can also deeply suffer.

Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski, in his seminal work on personality development entitled The Theory of Positive Disintegration, included within it the first discussion of his observations that would from then be referred to as overexcitabilities (literally translated as superstimulatabilities). These overexcitabilities (or OE’s), when explained simply, are the corporeal sensations - both psychologically and neurologically - experienced by gifted individuals in their interactions with their external environments."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marianne-kuzujanakis/the-intensities-of-gifted_b_8134926.html
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This Insane Caterpillar Infestation Can Be Seen From Space http://ow.ly/6bd1502rZPf
Hordes of gypsy moth caterpillars are currently ravaging parts of the Northeastern United States. Newly released images from space show the alarming damage being done to New England forests by these leaf-munching insects.
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Our Flight Opportunities program has selected 13 space technology payloads to flight test on parabolic aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital launch vehicles to demonstrate new technologies.

Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/xgCYH
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His made in space shirt looks like it says... MATE IN SPACE. 
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Plans begin decades in advance for a tremendous effort such as the first manned mission to Mars. The details are as fine – and essential – as how astronauts will breathe and eat and track their health.
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New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction engineered by early animals
Newly discovered fossil evidence from Namibia strengthens the proposition that the world's first mass extinction was caused by "ecosystem engineers" - newly evolved biological organisms that altered the environment so radically it drove older species to extinction.
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By apojove! #Juno will start heading back toward #Jupiter on Sunday.
Five years after departing Earth, and a month after slipping into orbit around Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft is nearing a turning point.
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Hubble views a spectacular supernova with interstellar material over 160,000 light-years away

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures the remnants of a long-dead star. These rippling wisps of ionized gas, named DEM L316A, are located some 160,000 light-years away within one of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbors — the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

The explosion that formed DEM L316A was an example of an especially energetic and bright variety of supernova, known as a Type Ia. Such supernova events are thought to occur when a white dwarf star steals more material than it can handle from a nearby companion, and becomes unbalanced. The result is a spectacular release of energy in the form of a bright, violent explosion, which ejects the star’s outer layers into the surrounding space at immense speeds. As this expelled gas travels through the interstellar material, it heats up and ionizes it, producing the faint glow that Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 has captured here.

The LMC orbits the Milky Way as a satellite galaxy and is the fourth largest in our group of galaxies, the Local Group. DEM L316A is not the only supernova remnant in the LMC; Hubble came across another one in 2010 with SNR 0509, and in 2013 it snapped SNR 0519.

Image credit: ESA (European Space Agency)/Hubble & NASA, Y. Chu
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    Data Analytics/Data Science, present
  • University of North Florida
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  • Florida Community College at Jacksonville
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Introduction

As a child I was fascinated by matters of Cosmology and Astrophysics.  I used to go as a pre-teen in bookstores and browse through graduate levels physics and astrophysics reference manuals.  My father used to call me the "book of why" as when I was 5 and 6 I would ask the "why" of things he couldn't even answer. I am a dreamer and an imagination machine.  I have enhanced observational, sensory and analytic acuity.  I like lights, colors, gadgets, widgets, sound, music, noises, controls and cockpits. I have been fiddling with PCs since they were created.

My life took various contorted paths in my late teens and twenties, eventually concentrating my career toward information technologies.

I am an experienced software developer .   The bulk of my education is in computer studies.  I have worked for a large number of industries, including but not limited to health care, finance, banking, defense, and small business.  I can quickly identify, analyze and assess project needs and assist in creating solutions.  I am well versed with technologies such as ASP.Net, web and windows solutions.  I am comfortable dealing with HTML, XML, C#, VB.Net, Webforms, MVC, WPF, VBA, Project, Visio, Rational Clear Case, TFS, Visual Studio, JavaScript, SQL, T-SQL and other application development technologies and methodologies.  

Interests and scope of my posts (in no particular order):

  • Technology
  • Astronomy
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Space Science
  • Neuro-Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cosmology
  • Society
  • Sociology
  • Current Events
  • Music
  • Other disciplines (mostly scientific topics)

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A proud member of the Planetary Society - One of the lucky 100 participants at the STS-129 Nasa Tweetup http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/4111455630/sizes/o/in/photostream/ - Also one of the lucky 50 participants at the SpaceX Dragon Cots 2/3 launch NasaSocial event in May, 2012 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/7223927040/sizes/k/in/photostream/ -- Moderator of the G+ Space Community; currently one of the largest community in Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100276549585470687394
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