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John Lally
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This is what you call forward planning...
 
Happy Eastern :))
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Neil deGrasse Tyson ‏@neiltyson 
Yup. Some of the hundreds of tons of meteors that Earth plows through daily do this:  via @DrFunkySpoon
https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/457580649482690560
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Seems about right to me...
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Ancient Martian Life May Be Preserved In Glass

When large asteroids or comets strike the Earth — as they have countless times throughout our planet’s history — the energy released in the event creates an enormous amount of heat, enough to briefly melt rock and soil at the impact site. That molten material quickly cools, trapping organic material and bits of plants and preserving them inside fragments of glass for tens of thousands, even millions of years.

Researchers studying impact debris on Earth think that the same thing could very well have happened on Mars, and that any evidence for ancient life on the Red Planet might be found by looking inside the glass.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/111364/ancient-martian-life-may-be-preserved-in-glass/

Image: Recent Mars impact crater. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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Sounds like a much better holiday to me...
 
Is this the real meaning of Easter?
This is a whole side of the Easter festivities and customs that I have NEVER  heard before. I just wonder if there is any truth to it :-)

Anywho, it really gives you an interesting new interpretation to the whole thing.

Happy Easter Everyone!  Keep it safe, in whatever way you celebrate ;-)

h/t +Sean Stone via facebook

#easter   #ishtar   #happyeaster   #eastersunday   #easterhistory  
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Sneak Preview of Survey Telescope Treasure Trove

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured this richly detailed new image of the Lagoon Nebula. This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating intensely bright young stars, and is home to young stellar clusters. This image is a tiny part of just one of eleven public surveys of the sky now in progress using ESO telescopes. Together these are providing a vast legacy of publicly available data for the global astronomical community.

The Lagoon Nebula is an intriguing object located around 5000 light-years from us in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). Also known as Messier 8, it is a giant cloud 100 light-years across, where new stars are forming within its plumes of gas and dust. This new 16 000-pixel-wide image is from the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), one of two dedicated survey telescopes at ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. A zoomable version of the image allows the viewers to explore the many nooks and crannies of this fascinating object.

The VST was not pointed at the Lagoon deliberately, it simply was included as part of a huge imaging survey called VPHAS+ that covered a much larger region of the Milky Way. VPHAS+ is just one of three imaging surveys using visible light with the VST. These are complemented by six infrared surveys with the VISTA survey telescope.

Be sure to explore the photo and information in the link.

ESO: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1403/

#astrophotography #space #astronomy #science
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An amazing photo
 
Photographer David Hardy captured this breathtaking photograph of a supercell thunderstorm forming off the coast of New Zealand. See more images from the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest—and don't forget to submit your best shots: http://on.natgeo.com/1jeIzlM
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Glorious day in Stradbally at the Pony Trials, thankfully we only had to treat minor bumps and scrapes.
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Have him in circles
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  • Edenderry VEC
    Inter and Leaving Cert, 1990
  • National College of Ireland
    HDip and MSc in eLearning and Learning Technologies, 2005 - 2007
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Hi everyone, what to say about me, well I'm a...
  • Astronomy and science nut.
  • Computer Geek (my job)
  • Sci-FI Geek (Doctor Who, Star Trek, BSG, Farscape to name a few)
  • Big fan of College Football (Florida Gators and Alabama) and the NFL (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Emergency First Responder with the Order of Malta
  • Atheist (don't mention the G-word)
  • Movie fan
  • BIFO
Married for about 154 years to my long suffering wife Andrea (Andi) and together we have two "little angles" (sometimes) Connor and Emma. 
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