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Mark Marley
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A thriving community of amateur space image processors produces spectacular vistas of alien worlds from the science and navigation data returned to Earth by robotic missions.
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San Jose is replacing dim sodium street lights with bright white LEDs. It's terrible for our formerly fairly dark suburban skies but it does make for cool pixely shadows.
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Emerging evidence indicates that dragons can no longer be dismissed as creatures of legend and fantasy, and that anthropogenic effects on the world's climate may inadvertently be paving the way for the resurgence of these beasts.
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In Florida you get docked 2 days pay if you say the words "climate change" while a government employee. This is real, not George Orwell.
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There is a great deal of controversy in Hawaii over the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. I'm definitely sensitive to the concerns being raised by those opposed to the telescope. This web site does a good job of presenting the TMT viewpoint and addressing some of the concerns.
Join us in reaching for the stars. TMT scientists selected Maunakea after a rigorous five-year campaign spanning the entire globe that measured virtually every atmospheric feature that might affect the performance of the telescope. Located above approximately 40 percent of Earth’s atmosphere, the site at Maunakea has a climate that is particularly stable, dry, and cold; all of which are important characteristics for capturing the sharpest images ...
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When I visited Hawaii two years ago, I had the opportunity to review some of the construction plans being submitted for approval. From what I saw there were errors in the engineering resulting in the appearance of little to no impact as mentioned on the website. However, there are these stone monoliths and platforms which are dated as being a couple thousand years old. Similar structures are located on Easter Island but not as old and throughout the greater Pacific. For them to claim "no archaeological shrines" only means some professor with the credentials signed off on it for payment undoubtedly. The archaeological theories of the Pacific are in the blender at the moment with native scholars re-writing their own history as we know it. However, many of the positions of authority are still the old guard. The process could be further clouded by questioning the definition of "ceded land" because the Hawaiian people and land was never legally ceded to the U.S. government, never, not even after their own congressional review. The Queen was made prisoner and forces to sign under duress. In essence, this issue is becoming the time of reckoning between the indgineous people and the bureaucracy.
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My colleague Salman Hameed continues his astronomy in Urdu video series. Pass along if you know any speakers.
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I am an astronomer at NASA's Ames Research Center in California.  I primarily study the atmospheres of extrasolar giant planets, brown dwarfs, and solar system giant planets. (Note that the opinions I express are my own and not those of NASA.)

I have served on multiple committees that offer advice to NASA on topics ranging from the best strategies to study extrasolar planets, to exoplanet-detecting telescope design, to the optimal outer solar system exploration strategy. I currently serve on the "Science and Technology Definition Team" for the proposed "Exo-C" space-based coronagraph telescope.

On Google+ my public posts tend to be articles or items that have caught my eye, mostly regarding extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs.  I don't aim to provide a content stream.
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My "progeny" include over 120 referred scientific papers with over 7,500 citations, half a dozen graduate students with degrees, and (saving the best for last) 2 daughters. As an undergraduate I 'helped' Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker discover an asteroid which they kindly allowed me to help name after my father, Denzil Marley.
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  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of Arizona
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My daughter was in St. Andrews for her 18th birthday while my wife and I were in the U.S. I contacted St. Andrews Florist by email and Gail responded almost immediately. We emailed back and forth several times to fine tune an arrangement for my daughter. The service was prompt, friendly and flexible and the arrangement, with chocolates and a balloon, was delivered on time. Gail event sent some photos of everything before delivery so I knew just what we paid for. I was very happy with the service and will definitely be contacting Gail again when its time to send flowers to St. Andrews.
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