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Here's another good article. It details some of the cargo and the successful docking of the Dragon capsule. Congrats +SpaceX!
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An Earth-like planet? Our Kepler spacecraft discovered first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star! The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone—a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth. For more information, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1kEWyFz 
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Not too bad for a cell phone camera (Moto X). The close-up was taken through a basic telescope. The other is just a regular photo, but it includes Mars.

#LunarEclipse #BloodMoonEclipse #Astrophotography  
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Space Age-y!
 
Looking Back: The Mercury 7 - On this day in 1959, we introduced our first astronaut class, the Mercury 7. Front row, left to right: Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donald K. "Deke" Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and M. Scott Carpenter; back row, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, and L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.

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#onthisday #history #nasa #mercury7 #astronauts

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This sounds pretty cool. They say they can use any old telescope, but I bet if they can get it working they'll step it up to more powerful telescopes soon enough.
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Here's a good summary of +SpaceX's most recent reusable rocket test. Things are going well for them!
The powerful SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched successfully on a cargo delivery run for NASA bound for the Space Station on Friday, April 18, from Cape Canaveral, Fla, also had a key secondary objective for the company aimed at experimenting with eventually recovering the rockets first stage via the use of landing legs and…
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Yes! Photo Sphere! Now I just need something to take a photo sphere of.
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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If you have an Android device, you ought to check to see if it's vulnerable. The article has a link to an app that will tell you if your device is vulnerable.

Other internet connected devices could be vulnerable too. Be careful of which accounts you use on devices that don't get updated very often.
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This is what happens when we let perfectly good devices not get updated, we have this horrifying situation of millions of devices not updated to protect their users. 
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In case the #Yellowstone volcano has been on your mind lately, there is some reassuring information here.
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The BIG DEAL Explained (new comic!)

Full comic here:
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