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A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval.
Did you know: JunoCam's raw images are available for the public to peruse and to process into image products at: http://missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam.
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"This year the shower of shooting stars is expected to peak late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
Always occurring in mid-November, an average of about 15 meteors per hour streak across the night sky during the shower's yearly peak, according to NASA.
The cascade will be competing with a waxing gibbous moon, so the best time to watch is after the moon has set but before dawn."
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"The mosasaur is an extinct marine reptile that first lived almost 100 million years ago. It had a long, barrel-shaped body; paddle-like flippers; and a large, heavy skull. It grew up to 50 feet long and weighed roughly 15 tons.

The fossils of giant swimming reptiles called mosasaurs have been found in the rocky cliffs of Angola, overlooking the Atlantic. It's not a country known for fossils. Few scientists have looked there — half a century of civil war made it too dangerous. But geologically, Angola is special.
About 200 million years ago, Africa was part of the supercontinent Gondwana. Then, about 135 million years ago, that continent started unzipping down the middle. Among the remnants were Africa and South America, which slowly drifted apart. The South Atlantic Ocean filled in the gap between them. It was a time of oceanic turmoil: huge changes in sea level and temperature. It was a brand new habitat, and sea creatures fought to own it. The mosasaurs won that fight and held on for more than 30 million years."
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[[TRAFFIC UPDATE]] for today, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11

Heavy traffic is expected in and around Exposition Park due to the USC vs Cal football game today and the RAMS vs Seahawks football game tomorrow. Plan your day accordingly with enough time to arrive and park. Skip traffic and take the Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station! Plan your ride using the Metro Trip Planner here: https://californiasciencecenter.org/visit/directions-parking-transportation
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What’s Up in Air and Space?
The 6-year anniversary of Endeavour’s official public opening!

October 30th marks the sixth anniversary of the official opening of the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion. After 17 months of planning for Endeavour’s arrival in California, transporting it to the Science Center just 23 days later and opening the Samuel Oschin Pavilion after another two weeks the Science Center was abuzz with nonstop activity. Elected officials, guest artists, community residents, visitors from all over the region, and volunteers (many having been a part of the shuttle program in one way or another) were all on hand to celebrate the official opening of the new pavilion AND the Science Center and NASA co-hosted a three-day “EndeavourFest” with representatives from NASA guiding families through hands-on activities all over the Science Center campus. In the first three months after Endeavour was formally unveiled to the public the Science Center hosted a million guests and attendance is still going strong. Join us again to celebrate the anniversary of the Samuel Oschin Pavilion and check out our new Apollo Command Module and Voyager spacecraft exhibits. Something’s always UP in Air and Space!

Dr. Ken Phillips
Curator for Aerospace Science
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Visitors may experience slight traffic delays when entering Exposition Park due to the USC vs Arizona football game on Saturday and the RAMS vs Green Bay football game on Sunday. Plan your day accordingly with enough time to arrive and park.

Skip traffic and take the Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station! Plan your ride using the Metro Trip Planner here: http://ow.ly/PqZD30mor4f
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Go green for Halloween!
10 Green Halloween Tips
10 Green Halloween Tips
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'In 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly blasted off to spend close to a year onboard the International Space Station. The "Year in Space" mission saw Kelly set the record for the total number of days spent in space by an American astronaut and allowed NASA to conduct tests on the effects of space travel on the human body. But it also allowed Kelly to take a year's worth of stunning photographs of the Earth, much of which he dubbed "Earth Art."'
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✨✨Among them are the Little Prince, the time-warping TARDIS from “Doctor Who,” Godzilla and his heat ray, the antimatter-powered U.S.S. Enterprise from “Star Trek: The Original Series” and the Hulk, the product of a gamma-ray experiment gone awry.
“Developing these unofficial constellations was a fun way to highlight a decade of Fermi’s accomplishments,” said Julie McEnery, the Fermi project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “One way or another, all of the gamma-ray constellations have a tie-in to Fermi science.”
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Look up! ✨🙄 ✨ This weekend, go outside and look up in the dark hours before dawn to witness the annual Orionid meteor shower, which will hit its peak overnight on October 21-22.
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