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This is one of my favorite nebulas :)
 
The Horsehead Nebula

The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33) is a dark nebula located in the constellation Orion just south of the star Alnitak. The nebula was discovered in 1888 by Scottish astronomer William Fleming on a photographic plate at the Harvard College Observatory. The nebula is approximately 1,500 light years away from the Earth and spans several light years. The red/pinkish glow originates from hydrogen gas behind the nebula that is ionized by the nearby star Sigma Orionis.

This imagery is a composite of photographs taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 and the European Southern Observatory's Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy.

Source: https://youtu.be/-PQpNb_yJVE

#ScienceGIF #Science #GIF #Hubble #Space #Telescope #NASA #ESA #Nebula #Horsehead #OuterSpace #Exploration #Discovery
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Not Times New Roman!!
 
I bet ISIS uses Comic Sans.
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Even THEY aren't foolish enough to attempt Comic Sans!

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Every technology has their downside.
 
The demand for lithium has suddenly skyrocketed with the release of the new Tesla Model 3. Do the upside of better energy storage systems outweigh the downside of rapid consumption of this natural resource?
Lithium, the gasoline for Tesla Model 3 electric car, is causing a feeding frenzy that has only just begun. Unveiled on March 31st the car has already
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True, probably more of an economic issue!

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Summer mini-garden planted! Herbs and tomatoes here we go!
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Ha! Awe, I made myself sad.
 
ok this one made me chuckle a little... :(
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Companies and cities have been looking into this a long the Front Range as well!
 
Storing Extra Surface Water Boosts Groundwater Supply During Droughts | #Geology #GeologyPage

Although years of drought and over-pumping have significantly depleted groundwater in Arizona and California, a new study shows the situation has an upside: It has created underground reservoirs where extra surface water can be stored during wet times so it is available during drought.

Read more : http://www.geologypage.com/2016/04/storing-extra-surface-water-boosts.html
The Agua Fria Water Recharge Facility, a spreading basin in Arizona. Water collected by the facility percolates into the aquifer below it. Credit: Central Arizona Project Although years of drought and over-pumping have signif...
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Time is running out! Heheh
 
An oldie but goodie!

"If we don't change our ways were going to run out!!"
RALEIGH, NC—A coalition of geologists are challenging the way we look at global stone reserves, claiming that, unless smarter methods of preservation are developed, mankind will eventually run out of rocks.
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Finally! The recognitions it deserves. Right up there with leaverite!
 
An important rock type that gets too little attention: Propite. It's used at every place of lodging in the world! Just check the side and back doors. Geologists may recognize the characteristic grooves on this rock ;) 
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These doodles always make me laugh.
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So many have gone lately, it can seem quite sad. But we at least get to continue sharing their genius.

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Well, the name is already out there. No matter what they end up naming it, we will all know it in out hearts as Boaty McBoatface. Science on you magnificent ship!
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Boaty McBoatface should at least be in quotes under the official name - seriously, lighten up UK!
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  • Colorado State University
    Geology Masters, 2014 - present
  • Colorado Mesa University
    Geology/Chemistry, 2010 - 2014
  • Colorado State University
    Anthropology, 1999 - 2001
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Geology Nerd.
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I am into everything science, which I why I chose to study Geology. I get to utilize physics, biology and chemistry  in one great package...oh, and still get outside.

Outside of school I love cooking, gardening, Legos, confusing my cats, and all things geeky.

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I can run two mass spectrometers at once. Like a boss.
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A full-time student, a part-time GTA and part time researcher.
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So many.
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  • Colorado State University
    GTA, 2014 - present
  • Colorado Mesa University
    Tutor/TA, 2011 - 2014
  • Colorado Mesa Univeristy-Geology Department
    Research Assistant, 2012 - 2014
  • Rocky Mountain Bagel Works
    Manager, 2005 - 2011
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