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Andrew Fazekas
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Amazing chance to ask astronauts your questions! Join this LIVE event next week.
 
Ron Garan, astronaut, while floating in space, recalls looking back at our blue dot and marvelling at the beauty of our Earth. With our shrinking borders and increased technologies, why can't we collaborate globally?

While on his stint on the International Space Station this former fighter pilot saw how fifteen nationalities worked together to put a few humans into a sustained environment in space.

This is his Orbital Perspective.

His newly released book explores how the notion of Orbital Perspective can work for us on Earth. Ron is joined by:

Fellow astronaut and co-sponsor of the Ansari X-Prize for the first privately funded spacecraft, Anousheh Ansari.

Author Frank White, whose Overview Effect chronicled the life-changing experiences of our early astronauts in viewing the Earth from space, and whose Overview Institute is working to use that experience to better life on Earth.

Mike Simmons, Founder and President of Astronomers Without Borders, which works to connect people and create collaboration based on our common heritage of the night sky.

Join our discussion about how important it is use the Orbital Perspective here at home.

Send questions ahead of time to info@astronomerswithoutborders.org or on the Google+ event page during the program.

Ron Garan: www.orbitalperspective.com
Anousheh Ansari: www.anoushehansari.com
Frank White: www.overviewinstitute.org
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Discovery of a clutch of baby stars
Astronomers found the start of a multistar system nestled in the gas of a distant stellar nursery.
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New solar storm early warning system being launched by NASA tho week.
NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory is set to launch this week and join a flotilla of sun-monitoring satellites that act as an early-warning system for solar storms heading our way. Without timely warnings about incoming solar storms, there is a potential for disruptions in power grids, aviation and telecommunication systems. The Sun is just coming coming off of its natural 11-year cycle of activity, but is expected to still pack a punch when i...
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Jupiter ascends into perfect sky-watching sight, just as NASA proposes a trip to its most intriguing moon. My National Geographic story:
Jupiter ascends into perfect sky-watching sight, just as NASA proposes a trip to its most intriguing moon.
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New surprising research on DNA surviving roundtrip to space ignites debate on possibility of biomolecules seeding young Earth with life. Read my Yahoo Canada News story: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/dna-surprise-biomolecules-can-survive-space-trip-201601751.html
In a surprising discovery, scientists announced this week that unprotected samples of DNA – the genetic building blocks of all life – can actually survive a trip into space, including the fiery re-entry back through the Earth’s atmosphere. DNA samples were exposed for approximately 400 seconds to space above 100 kilometres and for about 200 seconds to temperatures above 100 C, according to the new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. While th...
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Check out what happened out our monthly hangout!
 
Join AWB President and guests for the monthly AWB hangout.

Khalid Marwat of the Karachi Astronomical Society will be talking about the society's success in building a private observatory in a busy district of Pakistan. We'll also talk about a new astronomy club in Peshawar in northern Pakistan and plans for more clubs across the country.

Dan Durda, astrophysists and astronomy artist, describes his personal journey from painting with traditional media to his digital awakening. And we'll be viewing some of the amazing images of AWB's November AstroArtist of the Month.

We'll also talk about Global Astronomy Month 2015 -- what's planned, what surprises to watch for, and more! 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Astronomers Without Borders. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Stargazing highlights for this week!
You can still catch a peek of Comet Lovejoy as it swings past the Little Dumbbell Nebula, and make sure to see Mars and Venus snuggled tight.
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Stargazing: Just in time for Valentine's Day!
Skip the jewelry store, and head instead for the starry sights on display in this week's gems for stargazers.
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Could there be life on Europa, Jupiter's ice-encrusted moon? NASA has proposed a mission to find out.
Jupiter ascends into perfect sky-watching sight, just as NASA proposes a trip to its most intriguing moon.
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The Real World of Star Wars Tech. Check out my latest story for Yahoo Canada News" 
If all the hubbub surrounding the release of the new Star Wars movie trailer this past week is any indication, this sci-fi franchise still captures everyone’s imagination – especially for all its fantastic technologies. While science still hasn’t quite figured out how to travel faster than light, a whole generation of scientists and engineers are working hard to make a lot of the movie technology a reality. Here is a quick rundown of some Star Wa...
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Amazing discovery could have impact on how we search for life in the universe.
In a surprising discovery, scientists announced this week that unprotected samples of DNA – the genetic building blocks of all life – can actually survive a trip into space, including the fiery re-entry back through the Earth’s atmosphere. DNA samples were exposed for approximately 400 seconds to space above 100 kilometres and for about 200 seconds to temperatures above 100 C, according to the new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. While th...
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Very hungry black hole!!!
Talk about having a voracious appetite! A giant black hole about 12 million light years from Earth appears to be chowing down a nearby star 10 times faster anything seen before. Black holes are strange, controversial objects in the universe that appear to form when the most massive stars in the universe die and collapse unto themselves, leaving behind bizarre objects that have such strong gravitational pulls that not even light can escape. Astron...
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The Night Sky Guy
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Never met a clear night sky I didn't like
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