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As we send two humans up to spend a #YearInSpace today, remember that we are choosing to embrace this challenge. Because we must.
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"Man will one day stand upon the earth as one would stand on a stepping stool, and with laughter reach out amidst the stars." - H.G. Wells
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No Signal Yet From Philae (But ESA Isn't Giving Up)
The first attempt by ESA and Rosetta to hear back from Philae has turned up only radio silence – but that doesn’t necessarily mean the lander is on permanent shutdown. It may just be that it’s still too cold and dark where Philae is to have sufficiently warmed up its components for reactivation.
#Space   #ESA   #comet   #Rosetta  
Read more: http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/03/20/no-signal-yet-from-philae-but-esa-isnt-giving-up/
The first attempt by ESA and Rosetta to hear back from Philae has turned up only radio silence – but that doesn't necessarily mean the lander is on permanent shutdown. It may just be that it's stil...
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Have the Best-Laid Plans of MarsOne Finally Gone Awry?
Just one month after the announcement of the 100 “finalists” selected by MarsOne – a Dutch nonprofit company that’s promising
to establish a permanent colony on the Red Planet by 2025 – a scathing exposé has been published online that reveals some of the behind-the-scenes processes that have been going on for applicants, as described by selected finalist Dr. Joseph Roche, who happens to be an astrophysicist and assistant professor at Trinity College’s School of Education in Dublin, Ireland.

Read more: http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/03/17/have-the-best-laid-plans-of-marsone-finally-gone-awry/
Just one month after the announcement of the 100 "finalists" selected by MarsOne – a Dutch nonprofit company that's promising to establish a permanent colony on the Red Planet by 2025 – a scathing ...
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Naive underdogs or part of a scandalous money grab, we shall see soon enough. Sad, very sad. 
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This is what it might look like to fight flying dragons on Titan! 
Obviously this is a totally-for-fun sci-fi video, but what a video! Created by Oscar-nominated Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson, it shows fleets of very industrial-looking fighter skiffs hunting giant flying eels through the skies of some very cloudy planet… watch the full version below:
http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/03/17/this-is-what-it-would-look-like-to-fight-flying-dragons-on-titan/
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RESPECT THE GANYMEDE!

Ganymede’s Aurorae Hint at an Ocean Ten Times Deeper than Earth’s
It’s long been suspected that Jupiter’s giant moon Ganymede may harbor a subsurface ocean of liquid water beneath its icy yet hard-as-rock crust, and now some ingenious observations with the Hubble Space Telescope make an even more convincing case for it!

Read more: http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/03/12/ganymedes-aurorae-hint-at-an-ocean-ten-times-deeper-than-earths/
It's long been suspected that Jupiter's giant moon Ganymede may harbor a subsurface ocean of liquid water beneath its icy yet hard-as-rock crust, and now some ingenious observations with the Hubble...
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No, NASA isn't "terrified" of asteroid 2014 YB35 (and you shouldn't be either.) It will keep its distance.
There are ways to report on occasional close approaches by near-Earth objects (NEOs) that convey the respectful awareness of their presences and the fact that our planet shares its neighborhood wit...
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When will +Yankee Candle make a candle called "Airlock" that smells like burnt cookies and gunpowder? Because we'd totally buy it.
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Watch Footage from the First Spacewalk, 50 Years Ago Today
Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov performed the first EVA on March 18, 1965.
Watch: http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/03/18/watch-footage-from-the-first-spacewalk-50-years-ago-today/
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Does Pluto have more moons to discover? How about a liquid water ocean? And is it really a planet or what? See what New Horizons principal investigator Dr. Alan Stern has to say about the upcoming July 14 flyby of Pluto!
http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/03/16/closing-in-on-planet-pluto-an-interview-with-new-horizons-pi-alan-stern/
After more than nine years of traveling through space the New Horizons spacecraft is now in the home stretch of its journey, with less than 120 days and 143 million kilometers to go before it makes...
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On average, Earth's ocean is 2.4 miles (4km) deep.

Ganymede thinks that's "cute". 

http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/03/12/ganymedes-aurorae-hint-at-an-ocean-ten-times-deeper-than-earths/
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Ganymede is such a show off..Oh I have ocean,s over a 100 mile,s deep...So What ...:-)
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Ganymede’s Aurorae Hint at an Ocean Ten Times Deeper than Earth’s

It’s long been suspected that Jupiter’s giant moon Ganymede may harbor a subsurface ocean of liquid water beneath its icy yet hard-as-rock crust, and now some ingenious observations with the Hubble Space Telescope make an even more convincing case for it!

Read more: http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/03/12/ganymedes-aurorae-hint-at-an-ocean-ten-times-deeper-than-earths/
#space   #Ganymede   #Hubble  
It's long been suspected that Jupiter's giant moon Ganymede may harbor a subsurface ocean of liquid water beneath its icy yet hard-as-rock crust, and now some ingenious observations with the Hubble...
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As it happens, +Brian Koberlein​ answered my question today in a similar post.

On Earth, aurora can manifest further south as a result of higher energy, like when a large solar flair deposits high energy in the magnetosphere.

In the case of Ganymede, the energy comes from Jupiter's radiation as opposed to the Sun.
Because of it's close proximity to Jupiter, Ganymede's magnetosphere is highly charged.
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I'm a freelance graphic artist and a space blogger, currently writing for Universe Today and Discovery News. Also visit my home site LightsInTheDark.com.
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Attended Tweetups at NASA for the STS-135 Atlantis launch and the Juno launch. Hopefully more in the future!
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A new online image archive by Arizona State University and NASA's Johnson Space Center features photos from the historic Gemini missions.

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This short video takes you two hundred miles off the coast of Oregon and some 6,600 feet below the water's surface to observe the Dumbo octo

Asteroid 2005 YU55 Gets Closer to Earth; “No Chance of an Impact”
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Yes, it’s coming. Yes, it’s big. Yes, it will be even closer than the Moon. And yes… we’re completely safe. The 400-meter-wide asteroid 2005

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On Tuesday, November 8, at 6:28 p.m. EST, an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier will soar past our planet at a distance closer than th

Steve Jobs. He Thought Different.
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He thought different than most people. He definitely thought different than most CEOs and most computer programmers. But he didn't think so

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released this video today featuring more information about the much-discussed 2005 YU55, a 400-meter-wide a

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James Hance, the artist who brought us the adorable Wookie the Chew is back with yet another crushingly adorable Star Wars mash-up. Behold t

How Many Moons Does Earth Have?
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Look up in a clear night sky. How many moons do you see? Chances are, you’re only going to count to one. Admittedly, if you count any higher

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On September 22, an international team of researchers working on the OPERA project at the Gran Sasso research facility released a paper on s

Celebrated Filmmakers Killed in Australian Helicopter Crash
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Two world-renowned filmmakers were killed in a helicopter crash in Australia on Saturday. Mike deGruy, a biologist and conservationist, and

YouTube - ISS Pass Over the USA - North View
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Remembering Mike deGruy and Andrew Wight, Extraordinary Explorers/Filmma...
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Filmmaker and cinematographer Mike deGruy died with colleague Andrew Wight in a helicopter crash in Australia February 4, 2012, while workin

“Zero G and I feel fine… Man, the view is tremendous!”
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Those were the words enthusiastically said by astronaut John Glenn as he became the first American to orbit the Earth, 50 years ago today. T

Hauntingly Beautiful Aurora Video
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Time-lapse photographer Christian Mülhauser braved sub-zero temperatures and frozen camera equipment to capture this stunning aurora footage