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Jennifer Sager Cosgrove
Worked at Honeywell @ NASA, GSFC
Attended University of Maryland Baltimore County
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Have a most excellent ride! Super psyched - this launch if successful changes the launch profile from the East Coast!! Good luck - lots of awesome launch vibes going out to my NASA peeps at WFF.
 
Orbital Sciences Corporation has confirmed the next launch attempt of its Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will occur on Saturday, April 20, with a target launch time of 5:00 p.m. EDT. There is a 90 percent chance of favorable weather at the time of launch. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 4:30 p.m., which will be streamed on the agency's website at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv. If needed, a back-up launch opportunity is available on Sunday, April 21.
 
For more information about the launch, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/orbital. A map of the viewable area for the Antares launch is available at: https://twitter.com/NASAGoddard/status/324548938407489536/photo/1. More information on how to view the flight of Antares can be found at: http://www.orbital.com/Antares-Cygnus/.  
 
 
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Moar science awesomeness from GSFC's own HST !!!  
 
From my FB stream:  My universe is far more magnificent than your God.

V838 Monocerotis light echoes

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken some dramatic images of this unusual variable star over the years. The previously inconspicuous star underwent an outburst in early 2002 and has been a frequent target ever since. The star temporarily increased in brightness to become 600,000 times more luminous than our Sun. Light from this sudden eruption lit up the interstellar dust surrounding the star, creating the most spectacular “light echo” in the history of astronomy. At a distance of 20,000 light years from us, this was one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way during its outburst.

The red super giant star at the center of the images is the ‘flashbulb’ that went off in 2002. The pictures from HST are a time lapse of sorts. Each new observation reveals a new and unique slice through the interstellar dust at greater and greater distances from the star.

Astronomers do not fully understand the cause of the outburst that is illuminating the interstellar dust. It is somewhat similar to the effects of a nova, where a star dumps its hydrogen onto a compact white-dwarf companion. This hydrogen builds up until it spontaneously explodes by nuclear fusion. This exposes the stellar core, with a temperature of hundreds of thousands of degrees Fahrenheit, lighting up the material ejected from the explosion.

But V838 Monocerotis did not expel an outer layer. Instead it grew to an immense size, and the surface temperature dropped to temperatures that were not much hotter than a light bulb. It may represent a stage in a star’s evolution that is rarely seen, having some similarities to highly unstable stars called eruptive variables that suddenly and unpredictably increase in brightness. Another theory is that the eruption might have resulted from the collision of two stars. In any case, lets hope that Hubble and future space telescopes continue to focus on this evolving light echo.

Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope
Sources:
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/10/
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic0617/

Image links:
http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2004-10-b-full_jpg.jpg
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0617a/
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Thats pretty awesome something that happen a long time ago in a galaxy far far away
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The Most Interesting Cat in the World Says....
 
*The Most Interesting Cat In The World Says...*

My cat is always doing this.. Always towards the face! :)

Happy Caturday Everyone!

#caturday  
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But when they lick you on the hand to say"I love you" you forget all about that tail in your face. 
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Talking a random walk with pi - geek-art !!
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Reading poetry to help get some perspective on why I repeat the same mistake and expect different results (insanity!)... this quote gave me some insight... now I just need to learn how to change my response to these calls! 
http://pinterest.com/pin/234257618089170237/
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Poem by Tecumseh

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion. Respect others and their views and demand they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life lone and of service to your people. When your time comes to die be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death so that when their time cones they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way sing your death song and die like a hero going home. 
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Woohoo - Way To Go Curiosity !!!
 
Watery Science ‘Jackpot’ Discovered by Curiosity

The Curiosity rover hit the science “jackpot” and has discovered widespread further evidence of multiple episodes of liquid water flowing over ancient Mars billions of years ago when the planet was warmer and wetter, scientists announced. The watery evidence comes in the form of water bearing mineral veins, cross-bedded layering, nodules and spherical sedimentary concretions.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/99439/watery-science-jackpot-discovered-by-curiosity/#
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Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Boss - describes so many awesome women I know :) 
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Sunday Silliness !!! Live Action Toy Story
 
I can't believe somebody went through the trouble to film a Live Action version of Toy Story.
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Recycling in the B32 with +Paul Swenson  - thanks for the T & clearing the code !!!
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Wow great smile
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