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On this day in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery.

Despite an early case of myopia, Hubble has gone on to vastly exceed its intended lifespan, peering deeper into space that any other telescope. But perhaps its most valuable contribution to humanity was an unexpected one: software that was developed to improve Hubble’s blurry images also improved breast cancer detection.

Learn more about Hubble here: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/04/24/hubble-celebrates-25-years-in-space/
Find out how Hubble aided Breast Cancer Detection: http://ipp.nasa.gov/innovation/Innovation41/HubbleFights.html

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Sounds necessary. I hope to read about drone roverz preparing landing sites on the moon. NASA should construct the Carl Sagan Lunar Observatory so we can get the one lightsecond baseline stereoscope camera with two ELTs as lenses.
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Watch The Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak On Earth Day

The Lyrids are expected to peak on Earth Day providing skywatchers with the first major meteor shower of the year. The meteor shower typically produces around 10-20 meters per hour and should be visible throughout much of the world.

Watch Live: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2016/04/22/watch-the-lyrid-meteor-shower-of-april-2016/

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Happy Earth Day from all of us at Penny4NASA!

Celebrate by telling Congress to build rockets, not bombs: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

Buy this poster from our store here: http://www.cafepress.com/spaceadvocates/9569326

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Rockets are also weapons of war. I think you mean spacecraft.
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Congrats to +SpaceX on a historic rocket landing at sea!
https://youtu.be/sh8V0COrrzE?t=35m18s

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Happy Easter from all of us at Penny4NASA!

The Egg Nebula, also known as RAFGL 2688 or CRL 2688, is a bipolar protoplanetary nebula that is approximately 3,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Like a baby chick ready to hatch, the star that lies at the center of the Egg Nebula is slowly transforming itself into a white dwarf, casting away shells of gas and dust in the process. Light from the star can’t be seen directly, shrouded by a thick layer of gas and dust surrounding it. However, dust shells further away from the star reflect its light. The artificial colors in this image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope highlight the orientation of the polarized light.

Read more about the Egg Nebula here:

http://heritage.stsci.edu/2003/09/caption.html

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_787.html

Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / STScI
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Happy Easter to all you folks at Penny4NASA
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Happy Pi Day! Find Out How NASA Uses Pi Every Day.
http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/03/13/the-pi-day-of-the-century/

Pi is used regularly by NASA scientists for a wide variety of purposes. Mission scientists operating Mars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity use pi to calculate the distance the rovers’ wheels travel each day. Pi is also used to calculate the volume of the subsurface ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Mission scientists frequently use pi to determine the amount of time it will take a spacecraft to complete an orbit at a given altitude of other worlds in the solar system.

Learn more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/03/13/the-pi-day-of-the-century/

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Happy Earth Day from all of us at Penny4NASA!

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.

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.

Watch We Stopped Dreaming: A New Perspective:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFO2usVjfQc

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

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Today is Tax Day. Tell Congress to put your tax dollars to good use by increasing NASA’s budget. http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

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+Ran dy​ i am. and i have been? me living in michigan doesnt change how the florida and texas people vote.
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55 years ago today, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space.

In 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first ambassador of our planet to enter the vastness of space. Vostok 1 was the first manned spaceflight of the early space race, and Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth before landing safely 108 minutes later.

While flying weightless above Earth’s surface, Yuri Gagarin witnessed a spectacular view of home — forests, deserts, and great plains were surrounded by expansive oceans. Upon viewing the thin blue line of the atmosphere, Gagarin became the first of our inquisitive species to see our planet as it truly is — a vibrant, geologically active world circling a star. We at Penny4NASA urge you to honor the memory of this brave man, as his Vostok 1 mission was the catalyst for every manned spaceflight adventure to date.
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A word to the wise this April Fools’ Day.

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April fools prank: ze US is a democracy.
No ur not ur an oligarchy! #democracyspring
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Happy birthday Albert Einstein! Today would’ve been his 137th birthday. #PiDay #Einstein  
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay !  Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, taught us that the sky is not the limit!
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A giant asteroid heading towards Earth! 
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Penny4NASA was founded to uphold the importance of space exploration and science. We believe wholeheartedly that our federal funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at a mere 0.48% of the total, does not reflect the hugely important economic, technological and inspirational resource that this agency has been throughout its 50+ year history. With approximately $10 coming back into the economy for every $1 spent, thousands of new science and engineering students becoming inspired continuously, and the multitude of technologies that NASA research has both directly and indirectly made possible, we believe that NASA needs to be funded at a level of at least 1% of the U.S. federal budget. This isn't a partisan argument, and this isn't a fiscal budget argument, this is the American people saying that as a society our tax dollars to reflect that importance of science and space exploration. And 0.48% doesn't cut it. We are calling for NASA budget to be increased to at least 1% of the US federal budget.
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