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- Subaru is what Japanese call the Pleiades cluster. The car's logo evokes its six brightest stars.
- Gotta love the classic Chevy Nova. But not sure if General Motors knew the car shared a name with stars that just exploded.
- More cosmic car names: Astro Geo Mercury Eclipse Equinox Galaxie Infiniti Prizm Solaris Saturn Subaru Solstice Spectra Taurus
- My full list of Cosmic Car Names. @Ford does well. So does @GM, especially in their @Chevrolet line:
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A Day in The Life of Earth: Image Gallery | NOAA/NASA DSCOVR
Happy Earth Day 2016: A day in the life of Earth, as seen from a million miles away through the lens of NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, affixed to NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory.

April 20, 2016: It’s a fresh view of Earth. A year after its launch on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), NASA’s onboard camera is taking images of the entire sunlit side of Earth every two hours.

The primary objective of DSCOVR, a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Air Force, is to maintain the nation’s real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities, which are critical to the accuracy and lead time of space weather alerts and forecasts from NOAA.

For more information about DSCOVR, visit:

Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)
NASA has contributed two Earth science instruments for NOAA's space weather observing satellite called the Deep Space Climate Observatory or DSCOVR. One of the instruments called EPIC or Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera images the Earth in one picture, something that hasn't been done before from a satellite. EPIC also provides valuable atmospheric data.

Previously, to get an entire Earth view, scientists had to piece together images from satellites in orbit. With the launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) DSCOVR and the EPIC instrument, scientists get pictures of the entire sunlit side of Earth. To get that view, EPIC orbits the first sun-Earth Lagrange point (L1), 1 million miles from Earth. At this location, four times further than the orbit of the Moon, the gravitational pull of the sun and Earth cancel out providing a stable orbit for DSCOVR. Most other Earth-observing satellites circle the planet within 22,300 miles.

EPIC assembles its photograph-like views by combining information from the instrument’s red, green, and blue bands. Bands are narrow regions of the electromagnetic spectrum to which a remote sensing instrument responds. When EPIC collects data, it takes a series of 10 images at different bands—from ultraviolet to near infrared.

The effective resolution of the EPIC camera is somewhere between 10 and 15 kilometers (6 to 9 miles) per pixel, according to Adam Szabo, DSCOVR project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Since Earth is extremely bright compared to the darkness of space, the exposure time for images is as little as 20 to 100 milliseconds. The much fainter stars in the background are not visible because of this short exposure time.

You can view those images daily by clicking here:
All images are public domain.

Credit: NASA/Goddard
Image Dates: April 20, 2016
Release Date: April 22, 2016

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Only now do we know what it sounds like When Doves Cry — the absence of music from loss of The Artist. RIP Prince (1958-2016)
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Looks great. I adore!
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Stunning Aurora from Space
From NASA: This frame is from a compilation of ultra-high definition time-lapses of the aurora shot from the ISS. For the full video:
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What could possibly be any more spectacular?
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"The laws of physics are fun to try to understand, but as an organism with incredibly delicate eyes who evolved in a world full of sharp objects, I have an awful lot of trust in biology's calibration of my flinch reflex."
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This was in the Cosmos series w/ NDT. It was originally done by either Humphry of Faraday, I don' remember.
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The hunt for Planet Nine heats up as a new analysis of the Cassini spacecraft's data narrows down the orbit of the potential planet at the edge of the solar system
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So add the nine planets, moon, sun, were down to one unaccounted planet vis a vie the Zodiac, hell the moon has even been givin two signs at one time.....Scientific people who poo pooed the Zodiac can go suck it....
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Tonight’s new podcast: “Racing Extinction with Leilani Münter”
With Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, and guests Dr. Marcia DeLonge and Don Anair of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Listen now on #iTunesPodcasts, #SoundCloud, #Stitcher, #TuneIn, #GooglePlayMusic and at
Neil Tyson interviews NASCAR driver/environmental activist Leilani Münter. Also with Dr. Marcia DeLonge and Don Anair of the UCS. Eugene Mirman co-hosts.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson ‏@neiltyson  2h2 hours ago
Feelin’ Earthy today…
- EARTH DAY: Founded in 1970 during the Apollo Moon missions — when we looked back & discovered Earth for the first time
- Earth feels big because we’re little. Pour a million Earths into a hallowed out Sun, and you’d still have room for more.
- April 22, 2016: Earth Day is graced with a Full Moon. Occurs, on average, every thirty years.
- THIN AIR: The size of Earth’s atmosphere relative to Earth is the same as the skin of an Apple relative to the Apple.
- Earth gets slammed by a hundred tons of meteors per day. Most, harmlessly vaporizing in the atmosphere as "shooting stars”.
- SMOOTH EARTH: If shrunk to a few inches across, Earth would feel as smooth as a billiard-hall cue ball.
- The elevation difference between the Marianas Trench & Mount Everest’s summit is a mere 12 miles. Manhattan is a mile longer.
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+J White I'll let you choose. To ahead, educate me.
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Computer voices that countdown to destruction are curiously calm. Wouldn't want to panic just before the end of the World

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You are going to die in 10 seconds. Thank you. Have a nice day.
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He recovers energy from his wingtip vortexes. ☺
A @SouthwestAir Flt Attendant made me more aerodynamic. Winglets on my shades. Feel like a super hero. #SuperBuzz!
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Those are really antennas awaiting signals from outer space and whatnot..
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In Today's 420 Special Lunch with a "Side Order of Science": 
Happy 420! Light it, don't fight it! Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice talk Quantum Physics & effects of pot:    #SOS
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You don't get high
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We are in the universe, and the universe is in us 

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Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, a science communicator, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetariumat the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Since 2006 he has hosted the educational science television show NOVA scienceNOW on PBS, and has been a frequent guest onThe Daily ShowThe Colbert ReportReal Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. It was announced on August 5, 2011 that Tyson will be hosting a new sequel to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage TV series.[1] 

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