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Space | The Norwegian parachutist's meteorite

Finally solved. (Sob).

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Indeed!
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Stories on Google+ | +Knut Torgersen 

A wonderful little short-short.

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Communication

- THE HUMAN IS DEAD.
- YES, CAPTAIN
- DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHY, COMMUNICATION OFFICER?
- YES, CAPTAIN. HE DIED WHEN I TALKED TO HIM. I GUESS OUR ORDINARY SPEECH VIA ELECTRICITY IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THIS SPECIES.

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THANK YOU! :-D
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Stories on Google+ | +Lacerant Plainer 

Some of you may be checking out Lacerant Plainer's well-researched posts on science and tech. However, some of you may also know him as +SciFi Author: Lacerant Plainer . That's the guy who wrote the story in the link.

It's about an idea...

#storiesongoogleplus   #sciencefiction   #lacerantplainer  
 
An Idea worth writing about : I had an idea. A story arc which a lot of people here on Google plus may have guessed I was developing. While it is slightly longer than my usual flash fiction, it is something I thought which people would enjoy reading.... see the blogpost here: http://www.lacerantplainer.com/2014/04/an-idea-worth-writing-about.html

Full blog: http://www.lacerantplainer.com/



Pic courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ISS-with-S0-S1-P1.jpg

#sciencefiction #scifi #story #freereads  
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My pleasure, +Lacerant Plainer 
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Space | The Moon and Mars

Note that there is some overexposure by the three brightest objects. So Mars may seem a lot larger than it is. Spica is for all practical purposes a point source, which allows you to estimate the effect of the over-exposure blur of Mars.

Thanks to +Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD) for sharing this wonderful picture.
 
Spica, Mars, and Eclipsed Moon
Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140416.html

A beautiful, reddened Moon slid through dark skies on April 15, completely immersed in Earth's shadow for well over an hour. It was the year's first total lunar eclipse and was widely enjoyed over the planet's Western Hemisphere. Seen from the Caribbean island of Barbados, the dimmed lunar disk is captured during totality in this colorful skyview. The dark Moon's red color contrasts nicely with bright bluish star Spica, alpha star of the constellation Virgo, posing only about two degrees away. Brighter than Spica and about 10 degrees from the Moon on the right, Mars is near opposition and closest approach to Earth. The Red Planet's own ruddy hue seems to echo the color of the eclipsed Moon.
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*Stories on Google+ | +Thaddeus Howze *

A short story about understanding an alien culture by reprogramming.

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TALES FROM AROUND THE MULTIVERSE SERIES

CRYSTAL GODS
Two scouts redefine value and another worthless rock becomes the next most important thing in the galaxy.

https://medium.com/p/68888d2d6cb8

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Two scouts redefine value and another worthless rock becomes the next most important thing in the galaxy.
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Space | Self-lensing

Yep, it's real. Self-lensing. And all this while, you thought you knew all what a dwarf star could do.

Thanks to +Betsy McCall for sharing.

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Typically, astronomers observe the dimming of a star whenever an exoplanet passes in front of it. But what could possibly cause a star to periodically increase its illumination when an object passes in front? The answer, say scientists, is a newly confirmed phenomenon known as "self-lensing."
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Wow. Just so amazing. 
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Stories on Google+ | +Thomas Giles 

You're going to love this story.

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Wrote a new little fantasy piece about another guy falling out of the sky. ;P
Yes, another story about a guy falling out of the sky. This one's a fantasy. It's pretty short. I had a few cool ideas and they seemed to fit together okay. And this is my way of jotting it down. Hope you like it~ Please use click or tap on the title of this post. It should link you to the original Google Drive document, or to the Google Drive app if applicable. This should give you a much better reading experience.
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Stories on Google+ | +Tyger AC 

Tyger AC takes us on a roller-coaster in an attempt to explore the potential of understanding between incompatible entities. (Or at least, that's what I understood from it. :) )

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A fresh Sci-fi ultrashort , enjoy the ride. Part of my ultrashorts project.
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Space | Today's eclipse from the Moon's point of view

An awesome little artist's impression (animated, about 23 seconds long).

Via +Arturo Gutierrez 
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Space | Our galaxy

+Hector Socas-Navarro points out that many people think the stars move along the spiral arms, like they're being flung out of the centre. Actually, stars revolve around the galaxy's centre in ellipses. The arms are where there are temporarily more stars, nothing else.

I guess if we watched long enough (several billion years), we would be able to see the arms diffuse, reform, and maybe even seem to go the other way, like spokes in a wheel in old films.

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A map of our galaxy the Milky Way, showing pulsars (red), planetary nebulae (blue), globular clusters (yellow), and the orbits of several stars.
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Ah, got your point about it being a first order approximation. Yes, perturbation will certainly happen as the mass of the core is not a point source, and neither is the rest of the galaxy, not to talk of the dark matter, the non-star (dust) matter and a zillion other pulls and pushes. :) Thanks for clarifying, +Boris Borcic .
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