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Adieu, Dione! This week #Cassini  made its final close pass of one of Saturn's largest icy moons, capturing some beautiful views along the way. Check 'em out in my latest article on LITD:
NASA's venerable Cassini spacecraft may still have another two years left in its exploration of the Saturn system but on Monday, August 17, it had its final intimate visit with Dione, one of Saturn...
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Young Semipalmated Sandpiper foraging along Conimicut Point in Warwick, RI on Aug. 18. #birds4all   #birds   #photography   #naturephotography   #NewEngland  
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Sorry everyone but #Mars  will not make a "second Moon" in the sky on August 27. It didn't in the past 12 years and it won't this year either. (Or ever.)
No, no, no...a thousand times NO: Mars will not become a "second Moon" in the sky on August 27. It won't this year, it didn't last year, and it didn't in the past dozen years since this silly yet s...
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am i right that kepler-16b has two moons like us
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Looks like Curiosity took some pictures of the moon last week... Mars' moon Phobos, that is! Very cool. http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/06/08/curiosity-gazes-on-mars-moon-phobos/
Do you love to look up at the Moon? Well so does NASA's Curiosity rover! Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong (I have not confirmed this) but this appears to be an image of Phobos, the larger of Ma...
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If you're a global warming denier and you've been riding the "no warming since 1998" horse, NOAA just shot it out from under you.
"Our new analysis suggests that the apparent hiatus may have been largely the result of limitations in past datasets, and that the rate of warming over the first 15 years of this century has, in fact, been as fast or faster than that seen over the last half of the 20th century."
– Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., Director, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
Read more: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2015/noaa-analysis-journal-science-no-slowdown-in-global-warming-in-recent-years.html
#climatechange   #NOAA   #sciencenews  
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+LL Pete I'm sure he's carefully reviewing the findings before releasing a statement. 
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So what are your thoughts on this proposed "Planet Earth" flag? (Hint: I don't like it.)
There was a bit of a press frenzy last week surrounding the idea of a global flag that could be used in instances of human exploration off our planet, where international collaboration could be cel...
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I like it, what's wrong with showing unity?
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PSA: There are no asteroids or comets coming to destroy Earth in September. Pass it on.
In case you were concerned, there are no large* asteroids, comets, or anything else of a cosmic origin on a destructive collision course with Earth in the foreseeable future – and that most certain...
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This is wild: a photo from the #ISS  showing an enormous display of red sprites above a thunderstorm over southern Mexico on Aug. 10!
Let's take a look back at our own planet for a moment with this stunning photo captured from the Space Station. This shot, taken on the night of Aug. 10, 2015, shows lightning flashes in thundersto...
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The effect looks the same as a novelty plasma ball.
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Are you ready for PLUTO? With just over two weeks to go before the first-ever (and I repeat: EVER!) visit to #Pluto  and its family of moons the excitement has really ramped up exponentially, especially considering the increasingly detailed views of Pluto and Charon that the spacecraft has been capturing on approach. No longer just a couple of bright pixels against a background of stars, the two worlds now show actual detail that can be easily discerned. In other words, things are getting REAL! Read more about the upcoming flyby here: http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/06/27/are-you-ready-for-pluto/
New Horizons sure is! With just over two weeks to go before the first-ever (and I repeat: EVER!) visit to Pluto and its family of moons the excitement has really ramped up exponentially, especially...
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Yes I been waiting for nine years.
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How bright is it during daytime on Pluto? Find out below, and learn when it's  #PlutoTime  where you live! 
#pluto   #NewHorizons   #NASA  
We all know that Pluto is very far from the Sun, on average about 40 times as far away from it as Earth is, and as such it is very cold and dark. But just how dark is it on Pluto? If you were an as...
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Because once They have that.....muah ha haaaah. New World Order. 
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Here's a new color-composite of Saturn's moon Hyperion, made from raw images acquired by Cassini on May 31, 2015 during its latest and last flyby of this world. Read more here:
http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/06/01/hyperion-in-color-a-composite-from-cassinis-last-visit/
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A surface sculpted by vigorous if not violent sublimation, a captured comet perhaps.
Space pumice.
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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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The Gemini Missions: Paving the Path for Apollo: Photos : Discovery News
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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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The Dumbo Octopus: An Underwater Video | Ocean Portal | Smithsonian
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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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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

Asteroid 2005 YU55: An Expert’s Explanation
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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

Particle Physics and Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos…Discuss.
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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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Criar contaFazer login. Home. ProcurarEnviar. Ei, você, isso não é uma interrupção comercial. Você está usando um navegador desatualizado, a

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