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Difference between Google and Bing: When I put in "Distance to moon", Google gives it to me in both mi and km. Bing gives it to me in astronomical units. Now, while I am an astronomer and do appreciate the astronomical unit, it is not an SI unit and thus would require me to convert to standardized units before the value given would be useful for any calculation. In other words, get your shit together Bing.
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This is why KEPLER is my favorite space telescope.
NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.
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Do we ever realize just how remarkable we all are and how remarkable our planet is?
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"Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80% of its peak user base between 2015 and 2017"

Quick! Everyone start using your G+ accounts!
Abstract: The last decade has seen the rise of immense online social networks (OSNs) such as MySpace and Facebook. In this paper we use epidemiological models to explain user adoption and abandonment of OSNs, where adoption is analogous to infection and abandonment is analogous to recovery.
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i was in a high school computer lab the other day, soon as teachers back in turned they were all over google+
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I did the math on Magcargo 2 years ago
Anime Mythbusters 2011 (Part 4)
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Do you know that we have pictures of more than a dozen stars that ended up blowing themselves up?
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Exciting potential here. Can't wait to her what they've uncovered.
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As pointed out, the clips here are fair-use. I've had to file counter-claims for presentations of mine I've put on YouTube and won.
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A new trailer for the Cosmos reboot was just released. It's definitely flashy, but I'm still not seeing the magic that Sagan had with the original series.
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+Steven Cox In Sagan's case, no. If you read about his life, apparently his mother wasn't the type to let him get away with anything of that sort.
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The M81/M82 galaxy pair is one of my favorites. The interaction between the two has highly distorted M82 causing massive amounts of star formation. And where you get ongoing star formation, you're likely to get supernovae which is just what we got!

Bonus is that this galaxy is easily visible to even small telescopes because it's so close.
TL;DR: A white dwarf supernova was just discovered in the nearby starburst galaxy M82. Details are still coming in, but this will be an excellent chance to study this type of system up-close, plus ...
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Stupid clouds!  Hopefully it'll be visable for a few days...  Thanks Jon!  :)
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This actually adds to the list of evidences to suggest that planetary orbits get weird. In particular, a few extrasolar planet systems have been discovered that have the planets orbiting backwards compared to the star's rotation. In essence, their orbits have been flipped 180 degrees. The only explanation for this is that planetary orbits migrate substantially, both in tilt as well as distance from the star. This realization also falls in line with the presence of hot Jupiters which can't form in such close proximity to a star.
A faraway group of planets is puzzling scientists. Newly reported Kepler-56's system has three planets -- two smaller ones close by, and a much larger one f
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RE: Your comment on England Geologists:  Short-sightedness is still with us.+Lawrence Crowell
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Trailer for the Cosmos reboot was just released at ComicCon this weekend. Based on what's shown here, I'm utterly unimpressed. Sagan's work was poetry exalting and explaining the universe. That this trailer doesn't feature even a hint of it makes me suspect this is going to be another special effects driven astronomy knowledge dump like nearly every other series out there. Let's hope not.
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Science educator, writer, and cosplayer
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Jon is active in science outreach and education. Online he has maintained the Angry Astronomer website since 2006 and has contributed writings for the astronomy news website, Universe Today.

Offline he is known for several scientific lectures that have been toured to anime and sci-fi conventions across the country. In particular, the Anime Mythbusters talk has drawn large crowds and is currently on its sixth year.

Currently Available Talks:
- Anime Mythbusters
- Understanding Fukushima
- Astronomy in Japan
- Modern Astronomy: Reading Our Cosmic Library
- Why Everything You Know About Quantum Mechanics is Wrong
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Wyman Storer award (University of Kansas) recognizing service to the observatory and astronomy community
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    Astronomy
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