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A BEAUTIFUL PLANET 3D is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with NASA, the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet captured by the astronauts aboard the ISS. A Beautiful Planet 3D presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity. http://californiasciencecenter.org/imax/a-beautiful-planet-3d
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"New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. This full visible-light image shows that the dark feature resides near and below a patch of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere. Though similar features were seen during the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune in 1989 and by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1994, this vortex is the first one observed on Neptune in the 21st century."
New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. This full visible-light image shows that the dark feature resides near and below a patch of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere.
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"In autumn of 2014, a high school senior in Enterprise, Alabama, Robert Hillan entered the Future Engineers Space Tool design competition, which challenged students to create a device astronauts could use in space. The catch was that it must upload electronically and print on the new 3-D printer that was going to be installed on the orbiting laboratory.
In January 2015, NASA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation announced that Hillan's design, a Multipurpose Precision Maintenance Tool, was selected out of hundreds of entries to be printed on the station."
When NASA fired up the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) on the International Space Station to begin more testing of the emerging 3-D printing technology in orbit, one college student in particular watched very intently.
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"On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet.
As of Thursday, Juno is 18 days and 8.6 million miles (13.8 million kilometers) from Jupiter. On the evening of July 4, Juno will fire its main engine for 35 minutes, placing it into a polar orbit around the gas giant. During the flybys, Juno will probe beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere."
On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet.
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CREATURE FEATURE

This desert iguana has a favorite food and it’s called creosote. It is a plant that grows in the Southwestern deserts and it contains small yellow flowers. This flower is a delicious treat for the iguana. The plant can also used for shade and the iguana can lay under its branches during the 100F heat.
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CREATURE FEATURE

This spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister) is getting a bath! While we regularly soak most of our reptiles in warm water for more general health reasons, this spiny lizard required some gentle scrubbing to rid him of mites that he acquired in an outdoor exhibit he lived in prior to coming to us. After two or three scrubs he was mite-free!
Ellen Dickinson and Kim Rotter, Living Collections Department
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16 Shocking Things About Jason StathamYou Didn't Know. #He Was Even A Street Seller!
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NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE 3D - Now Playing on our 7-story IMAX screen!
"IMAX 3-D 'National Parks Adventure' marks the Park Service's first 100 years with eye-popping footage." –Los Angeles Times
Embark on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. http://californiasciencecenter.org/imax/national-parks-adventure-3d
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Typically due to factors like low stress levels, constant access to food and prompt medical care animals in human care typically outlive their wild counterparts by a wide margin. The average lifespan for these rough greensnakes in the wild is 8 years. Both of the individuals in this photograph are almost 13 years old!
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NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE 3D - Now Playing on our 7-story IMAX screen!
Embark on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors.
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Stunning photo of yesterday's full moon!

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA took this photograph on June 21, 2016, from the International Space Station, writing, "A spectacular rise of the full moon just before sunset while flying over western China."
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Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA took this photograph on June 21, 2016, from the International Space Station, writing, "A spectacular rise of the full moon just before sunset while flying over western China."
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"For everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, this Monday marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.
And if that's not enough of a reason to head outside and look up, for the first time in almost 50 years, the event will also fall on the same day as a full 'strawberry moon' - two events that only coincide roughly once in a generation."
For everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, this Monday marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And if that's not enough of a reason to head outside and look up, for the first time in almost 50 years, the event will also fall on the...
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"What kind of cloud is this? A type of arcus cloud called a roll cloud. These rare long clouds may form near advancing cold fronts. In particular, a downdraft from an advancing storm front can cause moist warm air to rise, cool below its dew point, and so form a cloud. When this happens uniformly along an extended front, a roll cloud may form. Roll clouds may actually have air circulating along the long horizontal axis of the cloud. A roll cloud is not thought to be able to morph into a tornado. Unlike a similar shelf cloud, a roll cloud is completely detached from their parent cumulonimbus cloud."
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The California Science Center offers hands-on experiences that appeal to people of all ages! You'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more.

Space Shuttle Endeavour is on display in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Discover the science and technology behind one of the most advanced transportation systems ever created. Reserve your timed tickets www.californiasciencecenter.org

From digital imaging to solar cars and earthquake-resistant buildings, Creative World showcases advances humans make to fill the needs for communication, structures and transportation. In World of Life, discover how living creatures—from the single-celled amoeba all the way up to 100-trillion-celled human being—have the same life processes in common.

Come visit Ecosystems, our newest permanent exhibit that houses nearly 400 plant and animal species. From walking through a living kelp forest to experimenting on a polar ice wall, you can investigate some of the Earth's most fascinating ecosystems.