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Haritina Mogosanu
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About Earth and Moon formation
I cannot help but notice as a risk analyst that I am the two articles that kind of came up simultaneously: How the Moon Formed: Violent Cosmic Crash Theory Gets Double Boost , where new evidence has been found about the formation of the Moon, which remained...
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This short film, 'City Lights To Dark Skies' was my contribution to last years International Dark Sky Week. I'm reposting it again, as International Dark Sky Week for 2015 is on right now. I spend a lot of time photographing the night sky and have seen many of the negative effects that light pollution can have. So I thought one of the best ways to educate people about light pollution would be to show them the difference between a light polluted city sky and a dark sky with little or no light pollution. I used time-lapse photography to demonstrate this, and spent many hours in different lighting conditions capturing the footage.

I recommend you to go check out the +IDA - International Dark-Sky Association  You can access their website at and also the International Dark Sky Week webpage at Here they have a lot of information on the effects of light pollution, and what can be done in your community to combat it. And during International Dark Sky Week, do yourself a favor and head out of the cities for some star gazing. It can be a truly humbling experience, especially if you haven't done it before. It's certainly a release for me from every day life...after all, life without dark skies - you don't know what you are missing...

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Photo of the Day: Table Mountain wears her distinctive blanket while Cape Town flickers below in this image by #YourShot member Brendon Wainwright. #photography
Fog envelops Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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Tears are falling down my eyes (I am laughing)
Missing Wife ...
Husband went to the sheriff's department to report that his wife was missing.
Husband: My wife is missing. She went shopping yesterday and has not come home...
Sergeant: What is her height?
Husband: Gee, I'm not sure. A little over five-feet tall.
Sergeant: Weight?
Husband: Don't know. Not slim, not really fat.
Sergeant: Color of eyes?
Husband: Sort of brown I think. Never really noticed.
Sergeant: Color of hair?
Husband: Changes a couple times a year. Maybe dark brown now. I can't remember.
Sergeant: What was she wearing?
Husband: Could have been pants, or maybe a skirt or shorts. I don't know exactly.
Sergeant: What kind of car did she go in?
Husband: She went in my truck.
Sergeant: What kind of truck was it?
Husband: A 2015 Ford F150 King Ranch 4X4 with eco-boost 5.0L V8 engine special ordered with manual transmission and climate controlled air conditioning. It has a custom matching white cover for the bed, which has a matching aftermarket bed liner. Custom leather 6-way seats and "Bubba" floor mats. Trailering package with gold hitch and special wiring hook-ups. DVD with full GPS navigation, satellite radio receiver, 23-channel CB radio, six cup holders, a USB port, and four power outlets. I added special alloy wheels and off-road Michelins. It has custom running boards and indirect wheel well lighting. At this point the husband started choking up.
Sergeant: Don't worry buddy. We'll find your truck.
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Spotted Lake, Northwest of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada. Spotted Lake is very highly concentrated with numerous different minerals. Most of the water in the lake evaporates over the summer, leaving behind all the minerals.Large “spots” on the lake appear and depending on the mineral composition at the time, the spots will be different colors.
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beautiful #TiuTerra  in space! I have mine on the window!! Dreaming of Space and  #worldspaceweek  
On ‪#‎YurisNight‬ 2015, exactly 1 year after the first presentation of the ‪#‎TiuTerra‬ crystals, the 1st photo of the crystals in space was posted. A Recap of the events.

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April 13, 2015: Exactly one year after the first presentation of the TiuTerra crystals ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sends us a photo of the weightless crystal on b
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International Dark Sky Week starts today - April 13-19, 2015 

Celebrate the stars! Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month. “I want people to be able to see the wonder of the night sky without the effects of light pollution. The universe is our view into our past and our vision into the future ... I want to help preserve its wonder." – Jennifer Barlow 

I couldn't agree more Jennifer! As a contributing member of the +IDA - International Dark-Sky Association, I want to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste. Please visit the link above to get involved!

This image of Corona Arch in Bootlegger Canyon, Utah is a great example of truly dark skies - it is a blend of a single 5 minute exposure for the foreground and 117 frames of a time lapse for the Milky Way and star trails - processed & blended via Lightroom & Photoshop CC. The opening of Corona Arch is 140 feet tall and 105 feet wide. During this photography workshop the arch was lit with an orange LED to match the surrounding landscape. 

Foreground EXIF data: 
Nikon D600 & 14-24 @ 14mm
f/2.8 - 337 secs - ISO 1000 

Sky EXIF data: 
Nikon D600 & 14-24 @ 14mm
f/2.8 - 117 x 30 secs - ISO 3200  

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beautiful night and I am very lucky that I was part of it! Seeing the Aurora Australis was something but seeing 300 people there ... that was amazing
Wow what can I say - I organised a free astrophotography event in Wellington, New Zealand last night to celebrate the beginning of International Dark Sky Week which officially starts on Monday 13 April: - I was hoping for at least 20 people, but was totally blown away when close to 300 people turned up!

At the 8pm briefing, things weren't looking great - cloud cover was at 100% and not looking like clearing at all. Then 10 minutes into the briefing, the clouds just parted, revealing the Milky Way above. It was at this point, I felt confident that we may just get some astrophotography and star gazing done...and we certainly did!
The skies almost totally cleared, and everyone on the beach was getting some amazing photos. Then towards the end of the night, the night sky had one more surprise for us, and the aurora australis made an appearance. At one point the aurora was visible to the naked eye, which isn't that common from Wellington...I just couldn't believe our luck!

I really want to thank everyone who made it out to this event - it was an incredible night of astrophotography and stargazing, and I was so happy to be able to share my passion with so many others!
If you were out at the event last night, feel free to share your images in the comments. There will also be a video of the event, so stay tuned for that!

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Our Curiosity rover is using a new experiment to better understand the history of the Martian atmosphere by analyzing xenon, a heavy noble gas. Since noble gases are chemically inert and do not react with other substances in the air or on the ground, they are excellent tracers of the history of the atmosphere. Details:
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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.

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1. Mother of Haritoa and 2. Commander of KiwiMars 2012! and 3. Friends with Titan, Saturn's Moon (on Facebook!!)
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being an ENFP, outreach, public talking, science communication, planetarian, biology, biosecurity, security, space, graphic design, horticulture and :) culture.
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