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Citizens of planet Earth typically watch meteor showers by looking up. But this remarkable view, captured on 8/13/11 by astronaut Ron Garan, caught a Perseid meteor by looking down. From Garan's perspective onboard the ISS orbiting at an altitude of about 380 kilometers, the Perseid meteors streak below. The glowing comet dust grains are traveling at about 60 kilometers per second through the denser atmosphere around 100 kilometers above Earth's surface.

Want to look up at a meteor shower? You're in luck, as the 2014 Perseids meteor shower peaks this week. Unfortunately, the fainter meteors in this year's shower will be hard to see in a relatively bright sky lit by the glow of a nearly full Moon. More here:
http://buff.ly/1uEpHUT

(Image Credit: Ron Garan, ISS Expedition 28 Crew, NASA)
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Dianne Feinstein wants to take away reporter protection from anyone but authorized reporters. Not sure what credentials bless one to be an official reporter. But in essence, this would mean the government would have control over who can write critically about the government.
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I just rated Gravity 3D a "Oh No!" on Fandango. What did you think of it?
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Stellar tantrum blasts away part of a planet's atmosphere

The Jupiter-like planet HD 189733b orbits just 4 million km above its star's surface -- that means it takes the full brunt of the star's fury. And it only gets worse when there's a big flare! In fact, astronomers happened to be looking that way when a big flare from the star erupted, apparently heating the planet so much that it blasted away a thousand tons of its atmosphere per second! Yikes.

More info: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/06/28/stellar-tantrum-blasts-away-part-of-its-planets-atmosphere/

[Illustration by NASA, ESA, and L. Calçada]
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Yeah, that's about right.
Hmmm.. Sounds about right. nice work +Manu Cornet
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So who's going to NY Comic Con?
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Just incredible.
This video of a massive rocket blasting off from Earth is incredible.

The really amazing footage (where the rocket takes off) starts around 2:15 — the first couple of minutes focus primarily on the setup.
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We need more investment in fossil fuels in America's space program.
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