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Distant Neutrinos Detected Below Antarctic Ice
From where do these neutrinos come? The IceCube Neutrino Observatory near the South Pole of the Earth has begun to detect nearly invisible particles of very high energy. Although these rarely-interacting neutrinos pass through much of the Earth just before being detected, where they started remains a mystery. Pictured here is IceCube's Antarctic lab accompanied by a cartoon depicting long strands of detectors frozen into the crystal clear ice below. Candidate origins for these cosmic neutrinos include the violent surroundings of supermassive black holes at the centers of distant galaxies, and tremendous stellar explosions culminating in gamma ray bursts far across the universe. As IceCube detects increasingly more high energy neutrinos, correlations with known objects may resolve this cosmic conundrum—or we may never know.

Image Credit: IceCube Collaboration, U. Wisconsin, NSF

+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)
+National Science Foundation 
+NASA Goddard 

#Science #Space #Astrophysics #Neutrinos #Energy #Earth
#Antarctica #Observatory #IceCube #Cosmos #Universe
#Infographic #Illustration #APoD
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James Webb Space Telescope: Flight Telescope Structure | NASA
Just arrived at NASA Goddard—the flight telescope structure of the James Webb Space Telescope. This is like the "bones" of the telescope—it will hold the mirrors and the instruments. It is at NASA Goddard for this assembly. The long struts to the left are the boom that holds the secondary mirror. The whole structure is folded up in a similar configuration to how it will look in the rocket for launch.

Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
Date: August 27, 2015

+James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) 
+European Space Agency, ESA 
+Canadian Space Agency 
+NASA Goddard 
+Northrop Grumman 

#NASA #Space #Astronomy #Telescope #Backplane #JamesWebb #JWST #Science #Spacecraft #ESA #Europe #CSA #Canada #GSFC #Goddard #USA #UnitedStates #NorthropGrumman
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Auroral 'Fireworks' in Northeastern Russia: View 2

Aykhal (Russian: Айхал) is an urban-type settlement and diamond mining center in the Mirninsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia.

Nikon D3, 16mm, 1250 - 3200 ASA , 2-3 seconds exposure

Credit: Ruslan Akhmetsafin
Location: Aykhal, Sakha Republic, Russia
Date: August 28, 2015

#Space #Astronomy #Earth #Science #Aurora #Borealis
#NorthernLights #Skywatching #Earth #Aykhal #Sakha #Republic #Russia #Россия #Europe #Photography #Art 
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Incredible.... a work of art.
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Auroral 'Fireworks' in Northeastern Russia: View 1

Aykhal (Russian: Айхал) is an urban-type settlement and diamond mining center in the Mirninsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia.

Nikon D3, 16mm, 1250 - 3200 ASA , 2-3 seconds exposure

Credit: Ruslan Akhmetsafin
Location: Aykhal, Sakha Republic, Russia
Date: August 28, 2015

#Space #Astronomy #Earth #Science #Aurora #Borealis
#NorthernLights #Skywatching #Earth #Aykhal #Sakha #Republic #Russia #Россия #Europe #Photography #Art 
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Espectacular 
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Eye of the Sahara in Mauritania, Africa | Landsat | USGS/NASA 
Eye of the Sahara — Near the western edge of the Sahara Desert in Mauritania is a feature that resembles a large eye when viewed from space. The Eye of the Sahara, also known as the Richat Structure or Guelb er Richat, is a symmetrical dome of eroded sedimentary and volcanic rock. The outermost rings measure approximately 40 km (25 miles) across. Persistent northeasterly winds keep much of the dome free from sand, exposing the various layers of rock. The circular feature was initially interpreted to be an asteroid impact structure, but most scientists have now concluded that it was caused by geologic uplift.
 
This Landsat mosaic of four different scenes shows the geologic feature in false color. By blending visible and infrared wavelengths (bands), scientists can enhance the visibility of the various rock layers in contrast to the surrounding sand (yellow to white).
 
The Eye of the Sahara is featured along with many other selected images in the USGS Earth as Art series: on.doi.gov/EROSGallery. Landsat is co-managed by USGS and NASA.

+USGS News:Mapping, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Data 
+NASA's Earth Observatory 
+NASA Goddard 

#NASA #USGS #Space #Satellite #Earth #Science #Africa #Mauritania #Richat #Sahara #Desert #Landsat  #Landsat8 #GSFC #Goddard #Photography #Art
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Eye Sahara!cool
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James Webb Space Telescope Deployment in Detail | NASA
This video shows in-depth what will happen when James Webb Space Telescope deploys after launch. For more information, see this description on our website: http://jwst.nasa.gov/faq.html#howdeploy

Credit: NASA/Goddard/Northrop Grumman 
Date: April 8, 2014

+James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) 
+European Space Agency, ESA 
+Canadian Space Agency 
+NASA Goddard 
+Space Telescope Science Institute 
+Northrop Grumman 

#NASA #Space #Astronomy #Telescope #Launch #Deployment #JamesWebb #JWST #Science #Spacecraft #ESA #Europe #CSA #Canada #GSFC #Goddard #USA #UnitedStates #NorthropGrumman
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The Pluto System As Seen By New Horizons Spacecraft | NASA
August 28, 2015: The Pluto system as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft saw it in July 2015. This animation, made with real images taken by New Horizons, begins with Pluto flying in for its close-up on July 14; we then pass behind Pluto and see the atmosphere glow in sunlight before the sun passes behind Charon. The video ends with New Horizons’ departure, looking back on each body as thin crescents.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

+NASA New Horizons 
+Johns Hopkins University 

#NASA #Space #Pluto #Astronomy #Science #2014MU69 #Dwarf #Planet #NewHorizons #Spacecraft #JPL #KuiperBelt #SolarSystem #MSFC #JohnHopkins #JHUAPL #APL #STEM #Education #PlutoFlyby #Exploration #History #SwRI
#SouthwestResearchInstitute #Video  #HD #Animation
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Auroral 'Fireworks' in Northeastern Russia: View 2

Aykhal (Russian: Айхал) is an urban-type settlement and diamond mining center in the Mirninsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia.

Nikon D3, 16mm, 1250 - 3200 ASA , 2-3 seconds exposure

Credit: Ruslan Akhmetsafin
Location: Aykhal, Sakha Republic, Russia
Date: August 28, 2015

#Space #Astronomy #Earth #Science #Aurora #Borealis
#NorthernLights #Skywatching #Earth #Aykhal #Sakha #Republic #Russia #Россия #Europe #Photography #Art 
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Catching the Edge of Sunrise | International Space Station
Scott: "Day 157. At the end of the day, sunrise will come again. Goodnight from space station!"

Credit: NASA/JSC, U.S. Astronaut Scott Kelly
Release Date: August 31, 2015

+Scott Kelly 
+NASA Johnson Space Center 

#NASA #Space #ISS #Earth #Sunrise #Spacecraft #Technology #Engineering #Astronaut #ScottKelly #Photography #Art #Science #USA #UnitedStates #Expedition44 #YearInSpace #JourneytoMars #OrbitalPerspective #OverviewEffect #STEM #Education
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Schaffer Galaxy
Lee: "The Milky Way above Mount Schaffer at Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park, British Columbia. The last night I stayed at Lake O'Hara I took a circuit trail night hike. I knew I would be super tired after three full days of traveling to different peaks within the area. It was a great choice as I didn't go far and called it the end of the night only around 2am…" :)

Yoho National Park
www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/yoho/index.aspx

Credit: Bun Lee
Lee's website: www.bunleephotography.com
Date: June 24, 2015

+Bun Lee 

#Space #Astronomy #Science #Earth #Stars #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Cosmos #Universe #Astrophotography #Art #Lake #OHara #Yoho #NationalPark #RockyMountains #BritishColumbia #Canada
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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." 
 Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

"Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world."
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead (1901-1978) 
[Thanks to author Ann Lee for this one.] 

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
– Edwin Powell Hubble (courtesy of Lillian Ortiz)

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit” 
Stephen Hawking

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
– Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998)

"And film to me is a magical medium that makes you dream...allows you to dream in the dark. It's just a fantastic thing, to get lost inside the world of film."
– David Lynch (1946- )

"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
– Douglas Adams (1952-2001) 

"Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged."

"Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls."

"Brother stand the pain; Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose. A particular glows with the universal."

"He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, Live!'"
– Mevlana Rumi (1207-1273) [Three quotes above]

“The final mystery is oneself.”
– Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
– Nelson Mandela (1918- )

"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
– Doris Lessing (1919-?)

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
– Native American Proverb

"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." 
 Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys." 
– Chief Dan George (1899-1981)

"The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky,
The rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of the fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away, they speak to me. And my heart soars."
– Chief Dan George (1899-1981)

Live Your Dreams! Seize the Day!
– Anonymous

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933

"It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it."
Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear

"The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
Nelson Mandela, Autobiography

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek."
Joseph Campbell


Personal influences include:
Carl Sagan, Joseph Campbell, Gore Vidal, 
Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., 
Thomas Friedman, Aung San Suu Kyi吴仪/Wu Yi,
Winston Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi, Elon Musk,
Ann Lee (NYU Prof/Author), Ennio Morricone, 
Al Gore, Leo Buscaglia, Bono, Hermann Scheer, 
Michael Moore, Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky, 
Gwynne Dyer, Tony Benn, Bill Moyers, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marc Garneau, Chris Hadfield,
Annie Lennox, Martin Luther King, The Kennedys, 
Bishop Desmond Tutu, Chief Dan George, 
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, 张艺谋/Zhang Yimou, 陈凯歌/Chen Kaige, 王家卫/Wong Kar-wai, 李安/Ang Lee, 黒澤 明/Akira Kurosawa, 宮崎 駿/Hayao Miyazaki, Sergio Leone, David Lynch
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