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Helen Read
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Mathematics Educator, Horn Player, Science & Tech Enthusiast and Citizen of the Universe
Mathematics Educator, Horn Player, Science & Tech Enthusiast and Citizen of the Universe

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This too cool!
Space ravioli? No, it's Saturn's moon Pan, spotted by our Cassini spacecraft from a distance of 15,268 miles, or 24,572 kilometers. These images are the closest images ever taken of Pan and will help to characterize its shape and geology. See more raw images: http://go.nasa.gov/2nkipaU
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If you are in the area, come to my orchestra's concert on March 11.

It's a great program -- the Marquez piece will make you want to get up and dance, the viola soloist is terrific, and everyone loves the New World Symphony!

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What would it be like to stand on the surface of TRAPPIST-1d? Take a 360° tour of one of the Earth-sized plants in the newly discovered system some 40 light-years away: https://youtu.be/o2MgG6KhO1E
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Whoa. Directly imaged 4 planet system 129 light-years from Earth. 

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Gigantic, bow-shaped wave appears in Venus’ atmosphere, lasting days and challenging our understanding of how our neighbor planet's sky works. How cool!

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All of Earth is watching you, Mr. Trump. Resist.
You can show your support today no matter where in the world you are. Even in Antarctica.

Official "sister marches" site: https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters/

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A bit of inspiration from +Philip Plait​ and Katie Mack. Be like Daphnis.

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This is wonderful.
This site is one of the coolest things I've encountered on the Internet in a while. Basically, it channel-surfs through YouTube videos uploaded in the past week which have zero views, showing just a few seconds of each before flipping to the next.

You would think this would be terrible, but instead it's really soothing. It feels like channel-surfing over the world itself, just seeing a few moments of people's lives at a time. In the past few moments I've encountered Hindu chants, someone mortaring bricks, a conversation with a hockey player in some unidentified Slavic language, a band tuning up, a class singing a song in some Southeast Asian language I couldn't identify, and an elephant eating some grass.

h/t +Lauren Weinstein

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Additional footage and outtakes from the Mannequin Challenge on the ISS.
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet directed the Expedition 50 crew on the #ISS to do the #mannequinchallenge where people pretend to be frozen. This video shows the #outtakes and scenes that were not posted on Thomas social media channels.

Thomas commented on the original video: “On Sunday we generally have a day off with the crew and we often have a bit of fun in microgravity. We got the whole International Space Station crew together and took the Mannequin Challenge to new heights. The result is kind of sci-fi spooky don't you think?”

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The Altamura man. #stalactite #Neanderthal Photo: Radazione Research Italy, via ScienceAlert
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