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Lara Eakins
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For anyone who is interested, I've uploaded my photos from the Game of Throne exhibition that was here in Austin during SXSW (and fair warning, some of the photos are spoilers!).
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Spotted at Target today and submitted without further comment. 
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Literally correct (in terms of calories) and metaphorically correct (does bring more energy to a party)--what do you more? :D
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Last year, Marvel gave away a bunch of #1 issues through Comixology and I've been slowly making my way through them. I was reading "Heralds" last night and was surprised by this panel... or more accurately, the location of the scene in this panel.

Once I recovered from the shock, I then of course started over-analyzing it and noticing that pretty much every part of it bears no resemblance to the actual McDonald Observatory or what actual astronomers wear while observing there. Lab coats? Really??
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I was wondering if "Otto" was meant to be a shout-out to Struve. Although that is definitely not supposed to be the telescope named after him since it has an open tube. Regardless of the 'artistic license' it was pretty cool to stumble upon it!
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Oh dear. Geoguessr was already a fun way to kill a few lunchtime minutes, but now they have a beta of country-specific games, including the UK. There goes my lunch hour...
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IT'S FINALLY HERE!!
(it's been sitting somewhere on campus since sometime last Thursday but didn't get to me today because of all the weather closures)
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The answer to life, the universe and everything. Jackie Robinson’s jersey number. Messier number of the Orion Nebula. And now - my age! #42
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Thank you for the laughter

Harold Ramis 1944-2014
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#NASALove from the Red Planet: Mars is red, so don't be blue. Hearts abound from us to you: http://go.nasa.gov/1hjx0P9 

From the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) team, this collection of images acquired over 3 Mars years shows some of the heart-shaped features found on Mars by the team:

The heart in E04-01788 is a low mesa located near 46.7°N, 29.0°W, and is about 636 m (2,086 ft) wide.

The heart in R10-03259 is a depression located near 22.7°N, 56.6°W, and is about 378 m (1,240 ft) wide.

The heart in R09-02121 is a small mesa on a crater floor located near 37.2°S, 324.7°W, and is about 120 m (395 ft) wide.

The heart in R09-00918 is a depression located near 35.8°N, 220.5°W, and is about 525 m (1,722 ft) wide.

The heart in R04-00395 is a depression in which occurs a low mesa located near 57.5°N, 135.0°W, and is about 1 km (~0.62 mi) wide.

The heart in E11-00090 is a depression located near 0.2°N, 119.3°W, and is about 485 m (1,591 ft) wide.

The heart in E12-00275 is a depression located near 32.7°S, 139.3°W, and is about 512 m (1,680 ft) wide.

The heart in R06-01364 is a depression located near 8.4°S, 345.7°W, and is about 502 m (1,647 ft) wide.

The heart in M11-00480 is a depression located near 1.9°N, 186.8°W, and is about 153 m (502 ft) wide.

The heart in R08-00939 is a depression located near 12.1°S, 173.5°W, and is about 384 m (1,260 ft) wide.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
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NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Jan. 31. NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency senior officials will hold an observance and wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning.

Learn more at: http://go.nasa.gov/1b5Oh9I   
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So hilarious and so disturbing...
 
GAH!!
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Astronomy outreach and instructional technology
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  • University of Texas Department of Astronomy
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I'm a science and tech geek, skeptic, history buff and needleworker. I do astronomy outreach and instructional technology as a day (and sometimes night) job and am probably best known around the internet for Tudor history stuff.
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Has been pocket-dialed by a Nobel-Prize-winning physicist. And talked about tattoos with another one...
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  • Travis High School
  • Fulmore Junior High
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