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For the first time, we've quantified in three dimensions how much dust makes the trans-Atlantic journey from the Sahara Desert the Amazon rain forest. Among this dust is phosphorus, an essential nutrient that acts like a fertilizer, which the Amazon depends on in order to flourish. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1D7N5fK #EarthRightNow
I'm not usually much of a fan of the Fahrenheit scale, but as this graphic illustrates, it does produce convenient numbers for the purposes of discussing the weather.
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The duo will venture outside the space station again on Wednesday, Feb. 25, to deploy two more cables and lubricate the end of the station’s robotic arm. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1D3SOpA #spacewalk #launchamerica #astrobutch
- Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole si Medicina Veterinara BucurestiMaster of Science in Environmental Management in Agriculture
I have been fascinated by the stars ever since I can rememeber being alive. Then I found out that most of our great stories are linked to them one way or another, and life too ...
So I become a StarryTeller because I wanted to know why that was!
My technical expertise draws from the biological sciences field, I use that to support science education and dream of space. My wild rabbit has always been curiosity ...
If I could wish for the humankind, I wish that all people could follow their dreams. This is not a given yet but I choose hope, and my faith that telling our success stories makes the difference.
I also wish to share my belief that culture is merely a set of instructions handed down from our ancestors for generations, to ensure our best survival. That culture, shaped by geographical constraints is not a reason to start a war. I know that extinct is forever and I could see that progress can only be achieved if we share the knowledge.
More than anything I wish people could realise that we are really made of stardust.
- Ministry for Primary IndustriesSenior Adviser Information, 2012 - present
- Carter Observatory WellingtonPlanetarian, 2005 - 2014
- MAF BiosecuritySenior Adviser Information Risk Analysis, 2008 - 2012
- KiwiSpace FoundationEducation Coordinator, 2010 - 2012
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