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That strange moment when you realize your doodle took on a life of its own.

Oh hey there, robot explorer. What did you find this time?
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Thanks a lot to +Lydia Kalke for her advices!

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Earth's Long-Term Warming Trend, 1880-2015 | NASA
Jan. 20, 2016: This visualization illustrates Earth’s long-term warming trend, showing temperature changes from 1880 to 2015 as a rolling five-year average. Orange colors represent temperatures that are warmer than the 1951-80 baseline average, and blues represent temperatures cooler than the baseline.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/gGOzHVUQCw0

Read more "NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015":
www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-noaa-analyses-reveal-record-shattering-global-warm-temperatures-in-2015

NOAA, NASA Annual Global Analysis 2015 Report (PDF)
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/noaa_nasa_global_analysis_2015.pdf

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Scientific Visualization Studio
Duration: 30 seconds

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#NASA #Space #Satellite #Earth #Science #Temperature #Surface #Airborne #Climate #ClimateChange #COP21 #Goddard #GSFC #Greenbelt #Maryland #Visualization #NOAA #GlobalHeating #GlobalWarming #HD #Video
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Follow a Live Planet Hunt! Pale Red Dot campaign launched | ESO
Visit: www.palereddot.org
A unique outreach campaign has been launched that will allow the general public to follow scientists from around the globe as they search for an Earth-like exoplanet around the closest star to us, Proxima Centauri. The observing campaign will run from January to April 2016 and will be accompanied by blog posts and social media updates. No one knows what the outcome will be. In the months following the observations, the scientists will analyse the data and submit the results to a peer-reviewed journal.

At a distance of just 4.2 light-years from the Sun, and located in the constellation of Centaurus, Proxima Centauri is the closest known star to the Sun. Previous observations have provided tantalising, but weak hints of a small companion orbiting this red dwarf star, but this new campaign will make a more sensitive search for the telltale wobbles in the dwarf star’s orbital motion that might reveal the presence of an Earth-like orbiting planet.

Observations will be made with the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), attached to ESO’s 3.6-meter telescope at La Silla Observatory. The HARPS data will be complemented by images from an assortment of robotic telescopes located across the world [1].

The telescopes that comprise the Burst Optical Observer and Transient Exploring System (BOOTES) and the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) will support the search by measuring the brightness of Proxima Centauri every night during the two and a half month long project. These observations will help astronomers determine whether any detected wobbles in the star’s motion are caused by features on its turbulent surface or by an orbiting planet.

Once the data have been collected by the various telescopes, astronomers can start their analysis. In the following months, their research methods and conclusions will be described in a paper submitted to a peer-reviewed scientific journal. When the scientific community has validated the research, the results will be published, concluding a long and substantial programme of scientific research.

Apart from following the scientific observations as they arrive, the Pale Red Dot outreach campaign [2] gives the public the opportunity to see how science is done in modern observatories, and how teams of astronomers with different specialities work together to collect, analyse and interpret data, which may or may not be able to confirm the presence of an Earth-like planet orbiting our nearest neighbour.

“We are taking a risk to involve the public before we even know what the observations will be telling us—we cannot analyse the data and draw conclusions in real time. Once we publish the paper summarising the findings it’s entirely possible that we will have to say that we have not been able to find evidence for the presence of an Earth-like exoplanet around Proxima Centauri. But the fact that we can search for such small objects with such extreme precision is simply mind-boggling,” said Guillem Anglada-Escude, the Project Coordinator.

“We want to share the excitement of the search with people and show them how science works behind the scenes, the trial and error process and the continued efforts that are necessary for the discoveries that people normally hear about in the news. By doing so, we hope to encourage more people towards STEM [3] subjects and science in general,” adds Guillem.

The Pale Red Dot outreach campaign will illuminate the often unseen side of planet hunting with background articles and through social media. A bustling array of blog posts on many topics—including planet-hunting techniques, ESO’s European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), and the lives of stars—are planned, written by the astronomers, scientists and engineers from the observatories involved, as well as science writers, observers and other experts in the field.

There will be daily social media updates, briefing the public on how the observations are going and any events taking place at the three observatories involved. To receive updates, people are invited to follow the Pale Red Dot Twitter account and the hashtag #PaleRedDothttps://twitter.com/Pale_red_dot

The name of the campaign was inspired by the famous “pale blue dot” image of the Earth, taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 on its way to interstellar space. The phrase was later used by Carl Sagan for his essay, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. As Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star, astronomers expect that an exoplanet orbiting it will appear reddish. At the same time, just as Voyager’s image of Earth was a remarkable achievement for humanity, finding an Earth-like exoplanet around the closest star to us would be a another step towards answering humanity’s biggest question: Are we alone?

The Pale Red Dot campaign began on January 15, 2016 with observations commencing just three days later from ESO’s La Silla Observatory, situated at the edge of the Chilean Atacama Desert, and continuing until the first week of April. All of the scientific data obtained as part of the project are expected to become publicly available for all to exploit in late 2016.

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[1] The team of astronomers leading the observations and outreach campaign are: Guillem Anglada-Escude, Gavin Coleman, John Strachan (Queen Mary University of London, UK), James Jenkins  (Universidad de Chile, Chile), Cristina Rodriguez-Lopez, Zaira M. Berdinas, Pedro J. Amado (Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia/CSIC), Julien Morin (Universite de Montpellier, France), Mikko Tuomi (Centre for Astrophysics Research/University of Hertfordshire, UK), Yiannis Tsapras (Heidelberg/LCOGT, Astronomisches Rechen-Institut – Heidelberg & LCOGT) and Christopher J. Marvin (University of Goettingen).

[2] The outreach campaign is coordinated by the project team with support from the outreach departments of ESO, Queen Mary University of London, Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia/CSIC, Universite de Montpellier, University of Goettingen, Universidad de Chile and Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network.

[3] STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive ground-based astronomical observatory by far. It is supported by 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, along with the host state of Chile. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting and organising cooperation in astronomical research. ESO operates three unique world-class observing sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. At Paranal, ESO operates the Very Large Telescope, the world’s most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory and two survey telescopes. VISTA works in the infrared and is the world’s largest survey telescope and the VLT Survey Telescope is the largest telescope designed to exclusively survey the skies in visible light. ESO is a major partner in ALMA, the largest astronomical project in existence. And on Cerro Armazones, close to Paranal, ESO is building the 39-metre European Extremely Large Telescope, the E-ELT, which will become “the world’s biggest eye on the sky”.

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) is an integrated set of robotic telescopes, distributed around the world. The network currently includes two 2-metre telescopes, sited in Hawaii and eastern Australia, nine 1-metre telescopes, sited in Chile, South Africa, eastern Australia, and Texas, and three 0.4-metre telescopes, sited in Chile and the Canary Islands. Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation, building and operating a network of professional robotic telescopes, deployed worldwide, for science and education. Users include professional astronomers, school children and interested members of the public. LCOGT has the goal to be a world-class scientific organisation, while enabling a new generation of young people to explore the process of science and scientific thinking, through hands-on astronomy.  Professional users include the members of the LCOGT Science Collaboration, a group of institutions that have helped us build our network.

The Burst Optical Observer and Transient Exploring System (BOOTES) started in 1998 as a Spanish–Czech collaboration devoted to the study of optical emissions from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) that occur in the Universe.

The first two BOOTES stations were located in Spain and included medium-sized robotic telescopes with CCD cameras at the Cassegrain focus as well as all-sky cameras, with both stations separated by 240 kilometres. The first observing station (BOOTES-1) is located at ESAt (INTA-CEDEA) in Mazagón (Huelva) and first light was obtained in July 1998. The second observing station (BOOTES-2) is located at La Mayora (CSIC) in Málaga and has been in full operation since July 2001. In 2009 BOOTES expanded abroad, with the third station (BOOTES-3) being installed in Blenheim (South Island, New Zealand) as result of a collaboration with several institutions from New Zealand. The fourth station (BOOTES-4) was deployed in 2012 at the Lijiang Astronomical Observatory (Kunming, China).

Credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Release Date: January 15, 2016

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Snowflake.
This is a first approximation to the type of shots I want to take.
I need learn and practice yet too much :)

Moscow, Russia, Canon MP-E 65 at 5x magnication, natural light. The size of the snowflake, I guess, is about 3 mm.
Focus stacking of 20 shots, combined in Adobe Photoshop. A bit better than the same in Zerene Stacker.

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The Possibility Of Planet Nine

In the 1800s observations of the planet Uranus had some interesting irregularities. When compared against the predicted motion of Uranus due to the Sun and other planets, the actual motion didn’t quite match. This led some astronomers to suspect that there was another planet beyond Uranus. In 1846 Neptune was discovered close to its predicted position. Now a new paper in the Astronomical Journal, points to similar evidence that a large planet may lurk in our outer solar system.

The evidence comes from the behavior of the outermost known solar system bodies (the six with an average distance greater than 250 AU). These bodies are so distant from the Sun that we can’t measure their gravitational deviation directly. We just haven’t observed their orbits well enough. So instead the authors of this new work looked at the statistical characteristics of the bodies.

If one assumes the orbits of outer solar system bodies are Keplerian (which is a reasonable assumption) then you can plot them in terms of their orientation. Most of the outer solar system bodies are distributed fairly randomly, but the most distant ones are clustered. Their orbits seemed to be clumped together in a way that you wouldn’t otherwise expect. The authors calculate the likelihood of this happening purely by chance is about 0.007%. In scientific terms that’s not quite unusual enough to be conclusive, but it does strongly hint at either a bias in the way these outer bodies are discovered or a mechanism that has caused them to cluster.

The authors contend that a good explanation for the clustering is a gravitational perturbation by a Neptune-mass planet further away and on the other side of the solar system. While it’s certainly a good explanation for the clustering of these outer bodies, that doesn’t guarantee there’s a large world out there. There are other possible explanations that could account for the effect. But it is worth looking into, and that’s exactly what’s planned. If there is a planet out there, then infrared sky surveys such as NEOWISE have a chance of finding it.

Paper: Konstantin Batygin and Michael E. Brown. Evidence for a Distant Giant Planet in the Solar System. The Astronomical Journal, Volume 151, Number 2 (2016)
There may be a large planet lurking in the outer solar system.
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