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Vera Lester
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I've been playing this imaginary game.  Well, the game is real. The stakes are imaginary.  Until now. #ingress   #darsananola  
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Jupiter and Venus are the reason I wanted to be an astrophysicist all those years ago...
This stunning image of Jupiter was taken by Voyager 1

Here you can see the famous Great Red Spot and surrounding cloud patterns that curtain out in incredible detail. The GRS was discovered about 300 years ago, and has the been the source of inspiration every since. The curtaining is especially sharp. 

Jupiter is just about as large in diameter as a gas planet can be. If more material were to be added, it would be compressed by gravity such that the overall radius would increase only slightly.

More info on Voyager 1 http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/
More info on Jupiter http://www.universetoday.com/15163/jupiters-great-red-spot/ and http://nineplanets.org/jupiter.html

Photo taken March 5, 1979. Credit: NASA, JPL; Digital processing: Björn Jónsson (IAAA) and sourced to +Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)  http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110502.html
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The amazing Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band... Consider giving to their indiegogo compaign here: http://en.indiegogo.com/SeanJohnsonAndTheWildLotusBand?c=home

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"The social justice movement of the 21st century is economic development."

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Have revisited my goal to write more for myself again. After an interesting interaction yesterday, I wrote this: As always, love your thoughts.

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Fascinating. +Adele Tiblier - Lookit! We were talking about this the other day...
Interesting. It's your resume as info-graphics. >> Vizualize.Me is launching soon. #launch via @vizualizeme

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2009 Holiday Party
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