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Enjoy your day! If you are interested in star photography, My e-book has information about my favorite techniques and tools.

This shipwreck was shot in Emäsalo, Finland a couple of years ago. The ship is now on the shore, so it's impossible to capture a decent shot of it. The light from the left comes from a factory nearby. 
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La cometa C / 2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS) in tutto il suo splendore ripresa il 16 Luglio dalla Namibia.
Questa cometa è stata scoperta il 16 agosto 2014 dal Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (PanSTARRS) installato in cima al monte Haleakala nelle Hawaii. Nel nostro emisfero non ha offerto un grande spettacolo restando sempre prossima all'orizzonte e immersa nella luce del tramonto. È andata meglio per gli osservatori dell'emisfero australe come dimostra questa splendida immagine.
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A sample of cassiterite for #MineralMonday.

Possibly named for the Greek word for 'tin', or for the Phoenician word referring to the islands of Ireland and Britain (ancient sources of tin), this ore is still one of the most important sources of this metal.
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Fossil fish teeth recovered from the ocean floor around Tasmania have shed new light on the origins of the world's largest ocean current, according to a paper released in Nature this week. Analysis of fish teeth recovered fr...
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Surprise from the deep ocean | #Geology #GeologyPage

New complex microorganisms discovered as closest relatives of complex organisms

Archaea belong together with Bacteria to the first organisms that emerged on Earth. These microorganisms existed hundreds of millions of years before the more complex cell structures of Eukaryotes developed that gave rise to macroscopic life, i.e. plants and animals.

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Here the Loki Archaeota were discovered: on the seabed at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge near the hydrothermal vents Loki's Castle. Credit: Centre for Geobiology, Bergen, Norway, by R.B. Pedersen New complex microorganisms discovered...
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Chaos in Atlantis Basin on Mars | ESA Mars Express
Mars is peppered with craters. Scientists have deduced that the red planet is struck by around 200 meteoroids every year that dig out new craters. While some small craters are fresh, Mars has a great many that are much larger and more ancient, such as the roughly circular patch of terrain, partially encircled by wrinkled cliffs, shown at the center of this image. Named Atlantis basin, this crater is so old that its outer rim has eroded and is now barely detectable. It is thought to be the result of a massive collision some 4 billion years ago, during the ‘Late Heavy Bombardment'—a period when an unusually high number of asteroids rained down on the rocky inner Solar System planets.

The Atlantis basin is located in the southern highlands of Mars. Many different structures and geological features can be found across this region of the planet, a number of which are shown in this image such as cliffs, impact craters, channels carved into steep slopes, wrinkled ridges and scarps.

Perhaps the most prominent feature is the speckling of uneven terrain towards the centre of this image. This is Atlantis Chaos, a lowland plain covering around 170 km by 145 km, and containing a few hundred small peaks and flat-topped hills known as ‘mesas’. These sandy-coloured mounds are thought to result from the slow erosion of a once-continuous solid plateau.

There are several other large basins in this part of Mars that appear to be partially connected. Geologists believe that these basins may have been filled with water in the past to create the hypothetical far-reaching Eridania lake, which would have covered an area of over a million square kilometres, about the size of France and Spain combined.

There is also evidence from Mars Express and other spacecraft that deposits in one of these nearby basins contain minerals that are produced in the presence of water, and are similar to those found in some types of clay on Earth. This, along with the deep channels and ridges carved into the basin slopes seen towards the bottom of this image, for example, suggest the past existence of water in the Atlantis basin and surrounding region.

This image is a mosaic of four images taken by the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera on December 28, 2008, December 29, 2008, February 6, 2009 and January 5, 2014. The image resolution is roughly 14 m per pixel.

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Release Date: 09/07/2015

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Pea Green :- Shot from the undercliff walk somewhere between Ovingdean Gap and Brighton. This demonstrates the ever changing face of the beach and rocks. Whilst certain sections are highly polished chalk and stripped bare other parts are encrusted with thick weed and green algae. It's fun to wander out on the rocks but the algae acts like ice at the best of times and is lethal if you are not concentrating on your movements.   
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Green River fossil insect | #Geology #GeologyPage

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Today in 1909: The United States Army Signal Corps accepted the 1909 Wright Military Flyer, which was the first airplane purchased and put into service by any government:

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Thunderstorms Off U.S. East Coast! | International Space Station
Watch amazing lightning flashes over the Atlantic Ocean as the International Space Station travels from the tip of Florida to the Maritime provinces of eastern Canada...and finally into the overwhelming glare of the rising sun!

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APOD: Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater (2015 Aug 02)

Image Credit: Apollo 17 Crew, NASA

On the Moon, it is easy to remember where you parked. In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. This sharp image was taken by Cernan as he and Schmitt roamed the valley floor. The image shows Schmitt on the left with the lunar rover at the edge of Shorty Crater, near the spot where geologist Schmitt discovered orange lunar soil. The Apollo 17 crew returned with 110 kilograms of rock and soil samples, more than was returned from any of the other lunar landing sites. Now forty three years later, Cernan and Schmitt are still the last to walk on the Moon.…/apol…/apollo-17/apollo-17.html…/apollo/missions/apollo17.html

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to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and
to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
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