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As members of the human race, we call this chunk of rotating rock, fire, and ice home, and we should realize how amazing Earth is everyday, not just April 22nd. 

With that said, Earth Day has been celebrated worldwide since 1970, and has contributed greatly towards the spread of environmental awareness we see today. However, such a renowned appreciation of Earth -- as it truly is, not as a map -- didn't take place until astronauts were able to gaze upon our planet during the early days of space exploration.

On this day, we leave you with a great quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson regarding the historical context of this annual event. These stirring words were featured in We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) - A New Perspective, a video created by our very own Evan Schurr.

We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) - A New Perspective

Watch the video. Write Congress. Spread the word. 
http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

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Happy #EarthDay , from the first man in space:

[Image via the awesome +Penny4NASA.]
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SCIENCE!!! FOR FREE!!!
 
In case you missed it: Brian Greene recently launched his website “World Science U” where you can learn about things like relativity and quantum mechanics!

Registration is free, so go ahead and join and start learning about the amazing world of physics!
http://www.worldscienceu.com/

Image via All Science, All the Time
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The Planet With Four Suns (& How You Can Help Find Similar Extrasolar Planets)

Whomever said science is always fun has obviously never picked through data collected by various astronomical agencies, especially where the Kepler Space Telescope is concerned. It scours the skies, looking for telltale signs of orbiting planets. Given how numerous stars are and how much data that must be collected before we can confirm the existence of a planet, it's easy to see where the problem lies. Lucikly, there are a few ways non-scientists can help (like the "Planet Hunters" program).

One of the most notable planets discovered by amateurs working with the "Planet Hunters" team is PH1: an exoplanet that orbits not one, two or three, but FOUR stars. Learn more about the planet, how it was found and how you can contribute to "Planet Hunters," here: http://goo.gl/iKsDZf

Image Credit: Haven Giguere/Yale
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Large Hadron Collider discovers new form of matter
From EarthSky: Researchers say that exotic hadrons -particles made up of two quarks and two anti-quarks – actually exist… “The discovery certainly doesn’t fit the traditional quark model. It may give us a new way of looking at strong-interaction physics.” Read more: http://earthsky.org/space/large-hadron-collider-discovers-new-form-of-matter
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You wanted to know how to offend more fandoms than that Gandalf meme? Here's how to offend 6, count 'em, 6 fandoms. The other one only offended 5.
I'm sorry, this has nothing to do with Doctor Who, but in my defense, the other one didn't have much either.
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Love, love, love!
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And now my fears that my children will experiemce a world war bwcome a little more real.
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You know, because we can.

Here's a pic of a car on Mars driving, zapping, and drilling the surface, taken by an orbiter traveling overhead, that is then sent via radio waves to giant dishes on Earth that pick out the signal from the noise of the universe and put it on the web.

Look at that beautiful rover and those delicate tracks.

(More: http://www.uahirise.org/releases/msl-kimberley.php)
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