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As Tropical Depression Halola made landfall in southern Japan on July 26, our NPP Suomi satellite captured data from overhead. This visible-light image taken of the storm revealed that it appeared to be unraveling. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1MszJ68 #EarthRightNow
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Possible Fresh Small Crater in Arcadia Planitia Anaglyph 3D Image

Here we see an anaglyph 3D image of a possible fresh small crater in Arcadia Planitia, a smooth plain with fresh lava flows and Amazonian volcanic flows on Mars. It was made by combining images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. You'll need a pair of red-and-blue (or red-and-cyan) 3D glasses to see the depth effect.

You can see a much bigger (458MP) 3D image of a bigger part of Arcadia Planitia and the two images used to create the anaglyph image here:
http://www.uahirise.org/anaglyph/singula.php?ID=ESP_041348_2225

More on Arcadia Planitia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_Planitia

More on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE):
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/main/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/spacecraft/sc-instru-hirise.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HiRISE

Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona http://bit.ly/1LNcBQU / Edited by +Pierre Markuse 

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When I was in Antarctica earlier this year, I got to spend the day inside Captain Shackleton's hut. It's amazing to think that people used to live in here...  It was very inspirational, actually.  
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With new cameras on orbit, our International Space Station crew can now capture footage in 4K Ultra HD! Check it out: http://go.nasa.gov/1I5ChSt
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Here's a beautiful scene I saw when I was driving through Bryce Canyon in Utah... I just finished working on this photo and it reminded me that I gotta get back to Utah! :)  
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A Spin Around An Exoplanet Most Like Earth | NASA
July 24, 2015: This artistic animation depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. The habitable zone is a region around a star where temperatures are right for water—an essential ingredient for life as we know it—to pool on the surface. Scientists do not know if Kepler-452b can support life or not. What is known about the planet is that it is about 60 percent larger than Earth, placing it in a class of planets dubbed "super-Earths." While its mass and composition are not yet determined, previous research suggests that planets the size of Kepler-452b have a better than even chance of being rocky. Kepler-452b orbits its star every 385 days. The planet's star is about 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. It is a G2-type star like our sun, with nearly the same temperature and mass. This star is 6 billion years old, 1.5 billion years older than our sun. As stars age, they grow in size and give out more energy, warming up their planets over time. The planet's rotation is sped up.

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When I was in Antarctica earlier this year, I got to spend the day inside Captain Shackleton's hut. It's amazing to think that people used to live in here...  It was very inspirational, actually.  
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Today in Geek History: The Guild premiered in 2007. Congrats on level 8! It really is easier to measure life in EXP.
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Beneath the vivid hues of this eye-shaped cloud, named Abell 78, a tale of stellar life and death is unfolding. At the centre of the nebula, a dying star – not unlike our Sun – which shed its outer layers on its way to oblivion has, for a brief period of time, come back to echo its past glory. #xmmnewton  

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/07/Born-again_planetary_nebula
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"Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night and how it affects him to this day."
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