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"If you're outside in the evenings for the next few days and see the moon (or Luna), try to look for the planets Saturn and Mars. Then see if you can make out the constellation Scorpius. Taken from my driveway around 8pm Highland CA 9/11/16" by Lyle Evans
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Cerussite | #Geology #GeologyPage #Mineral

Chemical Formula: PbCO3

Locality: Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Picture width 3 mm

Photo Copyright © Stephan Wolfsried

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Wow so beautiful...
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Ammonite | #Geology #GeologyPage #Ammonite #Fossil

Location: Madagascar

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NASA just announced that any published research funded by the space agency will now be available at no cost, launching a new public web portal that anybody can access.
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Great Planetary Alignment over Santiago de Chile (labeled version)
The Moon, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus!
Yuri: "The grand planetary alignment over Santiago de Chile. :)
Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter along with the Moon above produced an unforgettable view tonight, when they aligned altogether over the Chilean capital. Light pollution is pretty strong in the city, however the planetary configuration look pretty amazing anyway!"

Credit: Yuri Beletsky
Location: Santiago, Chile
Date: August 6, 2016

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#Astronomy #Space #Science #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Stars #Mercury #Venus #Jupiter #Moon #Earth #Chile #Santiago #SouthAmerica #Astrophotography #Photography #Panorama #Art #LightPollution #Infographic
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Orion is getting higher in the morning sky, a sure sign of autumn. Image thanks to Karl Diefenderfer, thanks Karl!
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Very sharp pic.
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How did plate tectonics start on Earth? | #Geology #GeologyPage #PlateTectonic

Our planet Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that possesses Plate Tectonics. The Earth’s surface is in a constant state of change; the tectonic plates together with the oceans and continents continuously slide along one another, collide or sink into the Earth’s mantle. However, it still remains unclear how Plate Tectonics started on Earth.

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Our planet Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that possesses Plate Tectonics. The Earth's surface is in a constant state of change; the tectonic
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It must have been from the South ! LoL
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The largest primate on Earth – the eastern gorilla – is now “critically endangered”, it has been officially announced after a staggering decline in their population in just 20 years. The decision by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) means that four out of the six great apes – both types of gorilla and both types of orangutan – are feared to be on the brink of extinction.
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Perseid Meteors over Mount Shasta
Image Credit & Copyright: Brad Goldpaint (Goldpaint Photography)

Where are all of these meteors coming from? In terms of direction on the sky, the pointed answer is the constellation of Perseus. That is why the meteor shower that peaks later this week is known as the Perseids -- the meteors all appear to came from a radiant toward Perseus. In terms of parent body, though, the sand-sized debris that makes up the Perseids meteors come from Comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet follows a well-defined orbit around our Sun, and the part of the orbit that approaches Earth is superposed in front of the Perseus. Therefore, when Earth crosses this orbit, the radiant point of falling debris appears in Perseus. Featured here, a composite image containing over 60 meteors from last August's Pereids meteor shower shows many bright meteors that streaked over Mount Shasta, California, USA. This year's Perseids holds promise to be the best meteor shower of the year.
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"To laugh often and much;
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.
This is to have succeeded."
R. W. Emerson


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Jan Brueghel the Elder - A Village Festival [1600]

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