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Dean Calahan
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The glitch was not what I thought it was. It was actually human error, if you want to interpret it that way! I am breathing much more of a sigh of relief now!
 
New Horizons team leaders say there'll be no more show-stoppers for Pluto flyby: 
The managers of the New Horizons mission to Pluto say the glitch that briefly knocked the spacecraft offline over the weekend will never happen again.
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I can also see a "12".
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Closer and closer. Not anomalies please. OK, cool anomalies on Pluto/Charon, but not within New Horizons!
 
Only 8 days until our New Horizons spacecraft flies by Pluto, and the dwarft planet is beginning to come into focus. We have new images of Pluto from 7.8 million miles away. And one images shows the four mysterious dark spots on Pluto that have captured the imagination of the world. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1M8oP3f #PlutoFlyby #NASABeyond
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Wow...just, wow...
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What's next, pancreas? eye?
 
Stem-Cell Dental Implants Grow New Teeth Right In Your Mouth
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i could use a new thalamus and corpus callosum.
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Docking of supply ship to ISS.
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A typical anomaly, and New Horizons is OK. Hope this doesn't happen again for a while! Darn it, now there will be a gap in the recent data stream.
NASA scientistswere working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons spacecraftafter it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days beforeit was due to fly past Pluto.The probe has been barreling
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Maybe so, but my next Pluto fix will be delayed!
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Not space development per se, but the kind of technology demonstration - lightweight solar power in real-world environments - that contributes directly to space development.
 
Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg brought the vehicle gently down on to the runway of Kalaeloa Airport at 05:55 local time (15:55 GMT; 16:55 BST). The distance covered and the time spent in the air - 118 hours - are records for manned, solar-powered flight.

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Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.
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Dean and Charleston chews bright idea. This is a fraction of it. 
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While I would agree 100% that I'm a Tolkien/Heinlein green-libertarian, it would behoove me to mention that I am of the Moorcock/Herbert mold.

What a high-vowel sausagefest those names are. I'm probably also something of a L'Engle/LeGuin something-or-other, of a King[1]/Bujold mold.

[1] Laurie R.
 
"The family encompassed an incredibly wide social curve, from distinguished civil servants to Alf, who was a dog breeder. I used to love going to visit my uncle Jack, who worked at 10 Downing Street. In those days the gates weren’t there and tourists could come up to the door. I used to love twitching the curtains so their heads would all look up hoping to see Winston Churchill."
The writer talks about how his mother defended him to the hilt and how the best thing that happened to him was his father leaving when he was very young
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Part of a nice series. Thanks,
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Just over a week to go!

H/T to my friend and colleague, +David Blersch 
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I want to simply "moss graffitti" the bare spots in my lawn and various other objects there.
Moss graffiti, also called eco-graffiti or green graffiti, replaces spray paint, paint-markers or other such toxic chemicals and paints with a paintbr...
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I was looking for moss pix, but stumbled across pix of flowering plants and stuff.
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Well, I sure hope there are no more anomalies until all the data is collected.
 
Our New Horizons mission is returning to normal science operations after a July 4 anomaly and remains on track for its July 14 flyby of Pluto. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1H975ng #PlutoFlyby
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Mars Guide: Active High-Latitude Dune-Gullies | NASA JPL
Gully and defrosting activity have been visible here along the edge of a dune field, along with blocks of frost. Observations of the same area help us check for repeat activity, as well as measuring those meter-scale blocks that we’ve seen prior.

In this case, we want to compare any possible changes with a previous observation, which we acquired in 2011. We've also seen images where carbon dioxide frost was the driving process in creating new gullies, so we know their formation is occurring to this day. Tracking for changes, especially when we look at the 1-kilometer enhanced color swath, can help us find more.

This caption is based on the original science rationale. 

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Caption Credit: HIRISE Science Team
Release Date: June 17, 2015

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#NASA #Mars #Space #Astronomy #Science #Dune #Gullies #Frost #CarbonDioxide #CO2 #Geoscience #MRO #Reconnaissance #JPL #HiRISE #Camera 
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The canali are beautiful this time of year!
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Walked around Mount Rainier in nine days. Hiked the entire Olympic National Park coast. Rain camped, snow camped, intentionally.
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  • Towson University: B.S. Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, & Bioinformatics
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