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Richard Creamer
interested in things that are interesting :-)
interested in things that are interesting :-)
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Why did my #science teacher never show me this bundle of joy!? Coil of wire, battery, and some magnets = your very own electric train! Try it at home. Also see this video for a more detailed description on how to make: https://youtu.be/BWW4kPjd4yc

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Wow, the lake record at Rock Creek Lake is a 15.5 lb brown! Oh, and I almost forgot - I've been playing around with image borders, too. elev 9,600 ft

#easternsierras #rockcreeklake #landscapephotography 
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This data set looks very interesting. If I am lucky, maybe I'll find time to analyze it later this year. 

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+Michael Frye​ is a great photographer to follow! 

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I'm sure I could fill these drives, easily ;-)

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The Dream Chaser spacecraft has arrived at our Armstrong Flight Research Center! After rigorous testing, this vehicle will transport cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station. http://go.nasa.gov/2k12oX5
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A random comment: A few years ago, I authored a slide deck exploring some of my ideas on social networking algorithms, connection patterns, and UX. One slide is shown, below. At the time, I felt that recommendation engines and UX were not doing a good job of ascertaining which user persona was in effect for a given user session and adapting appropriately. This slide illustrates some basic thoughts/examples on how a person can behave differently and have different goals in a given social networking session. I still don't think much progress have been made. That's it:-)
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Robert's Quartet

Robert's Quartet is a family of four very different galaxies, located at a distance of about 160 million light-years, close to the centre of the southern constellation of the Phoenix.
Its members are NGC 87, NGC 88, NGC 89 and NGC 92, discovered by John Herschel in the 1830s.

NGC 87 (upper right) is an irregular galaxy similar to the satellites of our Milky Way, the Magellanic Clouds.
NGC 8 (centre) is a spiral galaxy with an external diffuse envelope, most probably composed of gas.
NGC 89 (lower middle) is another spiral galaxy with two large spiral arms.
The largest member of the system, NGC 92 (left), is a spiral Sa galaxy with an unusual appearance. One of its arms, about 100,000 light-years long, has been distorted by interactions and contains a large quantity of dust.

The galaxies of Robert's Quartet are crowded into a space just 150,000 light years across – only 1.5 times the width of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This proximity makes them one of the best known examples of a compact group of galaxies, whose members gravitationally disturb each other.
Because such groups contain four to eight galaxies in a very small region, they are excellent laboratories for the study of galactic interactions and their effects, in particular on the formation of stars.

The image is based on data collected with the FORS2 multi-mode instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope.

Credit: ESO

Further reading and references

► Cosmic Portrait of a Perturbed Family>> https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso0535/

► Robert's Quartet>>
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0535a/

► Galaxy Classification>>
https://lco.global/spacebook/galaxy-classification/

► Robert's Quartet>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert's_Quartet

#Universe, # GalaxyInteraction, #Galaxies, #RobertsQuartet, #Astronomy, #Space
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Probably bleeding edge, but the more pixels, the more code I can fit on my screen:-)
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