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Great pictures of Mars Rover Opportunity.

...before and after wind removed dust from its solar arrays.

Thanks to +NASA for sharing.
 
Mars Rover Selfie! A self-portrait of our Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity taken in late March 2014 (right) shows that much of the dust on the rover's solar arrays has been removed by wind since a similar portrait from January 2014 (left). Cleaning effects boosted the amount of electricity available for the rover's work. More: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/mer/solar-panel-selfie20140417/index.html#.U1BaRPldWSq
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Something really high tech...like a windshield wiper.
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Eye of the storm.

Thanks to +Panah Rad for sharing this video by Henry Jun Wah Lee, who adds, "Eye of the Storm is shot in Iceland between February and March, 2014."

http://vimeo.com/90536368
 
Iceland

Great video by Henry Jun Wah Lee
http://vimeo.com/90536368
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+Bill Wingler you're welcome!
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Watching the Lunar Eclipse.

Look for it tonight!

Thanks to +Ciro Villa for sharing this post by +Giant Magellan Telescope and +SPACE.com 
 
Tonight's a big night for #stargazers .

Where will you watch from and what are three things you have with you to make the show that much more impactful?

http://bit.ly/Qm67xZ

#Space   #eclipse   #moon   #lunareclipse  
The spectacle is often more beautiful and interesting than one would think. During the time that the moon is entering into and later emerging from out of the Earth's shadow, secondary phenomena may be overlooked.
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The eclipse is at 7 PM here in New Zealand. Will be hiking up a hill to get a good view. Hopefully the skies will remain clear. :) 
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Milky Way over California's Big Sur coast.

At the beautiful Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Thanks to +Earth for sharing.
 
Milky Way Galaxy over Big Sur coast

See this picture at Earth's Blog:http://earthspacecircle.blogspot.com/2014/03/milky-way-galaxy-over-big-sur-coast.html

Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo
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+Robert Miller I visited Big Sur a few weeks ago - it is amazing.
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Watch SpaceX launch to the ISS.

Check out the live webcast planned by +SpaceX 
 
SpaceX is targeted to launch to the International Space Station next Monday at 4:58pm ET / 1:58pm PT. We’ll be webcasting the launch LIVE, starting at 4:20pm ET at www.spacex.com/webcast.
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Measuring the duration of lunar eclipses.

In this image of the Waterton Lake eclipse, NASA notes that "an exposure every 10 minutes captured the Moon's position and eclipse phase, as it arced, left to right... the sequence effectively measures the roughly 80 minute duration of the total phase of the eclipse."

"Around 270 BC, the Greek astronomer Aristarchus also measured the duration of lunar eclipses...using geometry, he devised a simple and impressively accurate way to calculate the Moon's distance, in terms of the radius of planet Earth, from the eclipse duration." 

Waterton Lake Eclipse. Image Credit & Copyright: Yuichi Takasaka / TWAN / www.blue-moon.ca

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140417.html

via +NASA +Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD) 
 
Waterton Lake Eclispe
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuichi Takasaka / TWAN / www.blue-moon.ca
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140417.html

Recorded on April 15th, this total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, planet Earth. The most distant horizon includes peaks in Glacier National Park, USA. An exposure every 10 minutes captured the Moon's position and eclipse phase, as it arced, left to right, above the rugged skyline and Waterton town lights. In fact, the sequence effectively measures the roughly 80 minute duration of the total phase of the eclipse. Around 270 BC, the Greek astronomer Aristarchus also measured the duration of lunar eclipses - though probably without the benefit of digital clocks and cameras. Still, using geometry, he devised a simple and impressively accurate way to calculate the Moon's distance, in terms of the radius of planet Earth, from the eclipse duration. This modern eclipse sequence also tracks the successive positions of Mars, above and right of the Moon, bright star Spica next to the reddened lunar disk, and Saturn to the left and below.
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So nice! Thanks +Marta Rauch.
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Get Google Glass today!

Check out the details in +Google Glass's post.
 
Today’s the day to become a Glass Explorer

We let the cat out of the bag, you marked your calendars, and the time has finally arrived. If you're a US resident who is 18+, you can purchase Glass and join the Explorer Program at glass.google.com/getglass

The Explorer bundle costs $1500+tax and includes your favorite shade or frame, a charger, pouch, hard case and mono earbud. As an Explorer, your feedback will help to shape how Glass evolves over time. 

We’ve got a limited number of spots available, so don’t wait too long – we can't wait to meet you and hear about your first adventures with Glass. 
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+Nick Trabue good luck! :)
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Amazing northern lights.

Great night photography by +Wesley Liikane
#aurora
 
Twilights

Last night was amazing! From the beaver knocking over a tree that almost hit my car, to it splashing me. Then coywolves crossing the road right in front of me then the clouds breaking up to a beautiful northern lights display. This is the last frame I captured in the time lapse. The time lapse started at midnight when it was all clouds till twilight, blue hour and then I did some panoramic images and milky way shots. :D Thanks for viewing and if you would like to see more night sky, landscapes and wildlife from Ontario, Canada feel free to add me to your circles and follow my page. 

©2014 - Wesley Liikane - Cowboy with a Camera
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+Wesley Liikane I'm a big fan of your work. Thanks for the great photography. :)
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Aurora on Saturn.

Thanks to +Neil deGrasse Tyson Fan Club and +Oh Star Stuff for sharing for +NASA and +European Space Agency, ESA
 
There are not many sights more beautiful on Earth than the aurora but our planet is not the only place where they occur. In this image, scientists combined ultraviolet images of the aurora on Saturn, taken by Hubble, with visible-light images of the ringed planet from the Cassini Spacecraft.

Streams of charged particles blasted from the sun collide with Saturn's magnetic field, creating an aurora on the planet's south pole. Unlike Earth's relatively short-lived auroras, Saturn's can last for days.

While blue due to the UV light, Saturn's northern and southern lights actually glow red on the bottom and purple on top in visible light. Earth's auroras on the other hand are green on the bottom and red on top. The difference in color is due to variation in the dominant molecules of each planet's atmospheres. Nitrogen and oxygen are prevalent in Earth's auroras, while Saturn's are composed of hydrogen.

(Image credit: NASA, ESA, J. Clarke (Boston University), and Z. Levay (STScI) #saturn #aurora #nasa #astronomy
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That's great
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Become a Glass Explorer on April 15!

Great news from +Google Glass 
 
Become a Glass Explorer on Tues April 15

Whoops. So... we’d planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat's out of the bag now. Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass , some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new. 

Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax – and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in. You can find us on Tuesday at: http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one

We’re excited to meet our new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Glass.

*To everyone outside the US... we know. Sorry :( We’re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries.
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