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Moon river. Earth's natural satellite casts a glow from the #OrbitalPerspective of astronauts and cosmonauts living and working together on the International Space Station, a human built satellite.
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I'm always looking for a new place to shop for books :)
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Hope they continue to stay popular among folks there... Slowly dieing it seems here... :-(
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#onthisday  in 1757, the British naval hero Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, GCB, was born in Dover.

The model for several fictional heroes, form Dudley Pope’s Ramage and Alexander Kent’s Bolitho to the heroes of O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series and, of course, the novels of C.S. Forester with Pellew acting as mentor of Horatio Hornblower while he served as midshipman aboard “Indefatigable” did indeed live a life that reads like an adventure novel all by itself... but read for yourself on: 

Depicted below is George Hyde Chambers’ (1803 – 1840) epic imagination of “The Bombardment of Algiers, 1816“ from 1836, just one of Pellew's epic feats.  

#ageofsail #europeanhistory #history #militaryhistory #napoleonicwars
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"Earth Cloud Layer Cake With Frosting" | International Space Station

Image Credit: Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev/Roscosmos
Release Date: April 12, 2015

#Roscosmos #Space #ISS #Earth #Clouds #Atmosphere #BlueDot #Россия #Cosmonaut #OlegArtemyev #Russia #Orbital #Photography  #Art #Science #Expedition40 #Europe #Food #Foodie #Cuisine  #Cake #Analogy #Dessert #Baking
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"It is, after all, not necessary to fly right into the middle of the sun, but it is necessary to crawl to a clean little spot on earth where
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SpaceX Dragon CRS-6 Commercial Cargo Ship Arrives at ISS: V2
The Canadarm2 reaches out to grapple the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft and prepare it to be pulled into its port on the International Space Station. Robotics officers at Mission Control, in the Johnson Space Center Houston Texas will command the Canadarm2 robotic arm to maneuver Dragon to its installation position at the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module where it will reside for the next five weeks.

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The Greenland Ice Sheet is continuing to darken as temperatures warm. Scientists have found that the darkening ice sheet is due to climate change.
The Greenland Ice Sheet is continuing to darken as temperatures warm. Scientists have found that the darkening ice sheet is due to climate change.
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Fossil flower | #Geology #GeologyPage

Age: late Eocene epoch
Location: Florissant, Colorado, USA.
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Ring Galaxy AM 0644-741 from Hubble
Image Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA / STScI), J. Higdon (Cornell) +European Space Agency, ESA, +NASA

How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring? The rim of the blue galaxy pictured on the right is an immense ring-like structure 150,000 light years in diameter composed of newly formed, extremely bright, massive stars. That galaxy, AM 0644-741, is known as a ring galaxy and was caused by an immense galaxy collision. When galaxies collide, they pass through each other -- their individual stars rarely come into contact. The ring-like shape is the result of the gravitational disruption caused by an entire small intruder galaxy passing through a large one. When this happens, interstellar gas and dust become condensed, causing a wave of star formation to move out from the impact point like a ripple across the surface of a pond. The intruder galaxy is just outside of the frame taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. This featured image was taken to commemorate the anniversary of Hubble's launch in 1990. Ring galaxy AM 0644-741 lies about 300 million light years away.
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134 years ago, #OnThisDay in 1881, the Museum's Waterhouse building opened to the public for the first time. These photos compare the view from Cromwell Road as it would have looked then, and just a few days ago.

Find out more about the Museum's history online:
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Today in History: Einstein Died—His body was cremated and his brain was “stolen,” 1955
On April 18, 1955 — 60 years ago today — the pioneering physicist Albert Einstein died. Einstein developed the general theory of relativity, a pillar of modern physics; published more than 300 scientific papers; and he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect” — a pivotal development in establishing quantum theory.

Einstein’s mathematical abilities and his creative way of thinking were so revered even while he was alive that, almost immediately upon his death, pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey removed Einstein’s brain, weighed it, then dissected it into several pieces. Although Dr. Harvey acted independently without any authority from Einstein’s family, he later got Einstein’s son’s permission to use the brain for scientific purposes. In 2010, Dr. Harvey’s heirs transferred all the Einstein brain holdings to the National Museum of Health and Medicine. In addition, 46 small portions of Einstein’s brain were acquired and are on exhibit at Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum. 

YouTube videos:
•“My Search for Einstein’s Brain”: Steven Levy at TEDxBeacon Street (length 14:44).

Web sources:

Book sources:
Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain by Michael Paterniti.
Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein’s Brain by Carolyn Abraham.

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•Top: A series of photos of Einstein at various ages.
•Bottom: Einstein’s office the day he died. By Ralph Morse—Time and Life Pictures/Getty Images.
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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.
This is to have succeeded."
R. W. Emerson


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