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As seen on #Cosmos: The Van Allen Belts

Named for their discoverer, James Van Allen, these two concentric, donut-shaped rings are filled with high-energy particles that gyrate, bounce, and drift through the region, sometimes shooting down to Earth's atmosphere, sometimes escaping out into space. The radiation belts swell and shrink over time as part of a much larger space weather system driven by energy and material that erupt off the sun's surface and fill the entire solar system.

NASA currently has two Van Allen Probes (formerly known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP)) studying the two extreme and dynamic regions of space known as the Van Allen Radiation Belts that surround Earth.

This image shows an artist's depiction with cutaway section of the two giant donuts of radiation, called the Van Allen Belts, that surround Earth.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
#space #vanallen #earth #radiation #science #nasa #rbsp

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Eclipse! The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15. Depending on local weather conditions, the public got a spectacular view looking into the sky as the moon's appearance changed from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and perhaps gray. The eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in perfect alignment, blanketing the moon in the Earth's shadow. The United States will not be able to witness a full lunar eclipse in its entirety again until 2019. This image was taken in San Jose, Calif.

Image Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day

#eclipse #bloodmooneclipse #lunareclipse #nasa #moon #lunar #science #earth

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Several threads in the weekend long conversation when we never found sleep were left hanging, and this is one - although the other end is now disappeared in southern heat of a desert.
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Rosetta update: Final orbit matching phase has begun

Rosetta is in the final stage of its approach to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Yesterday, the spacecraft successfully performed the first of ten burns it needs to match velocity with the comet.

More here: http://bit.ly/1mHFtKp

(Image: ESA - J. Huart)
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First, misuse of the language right here - "Britishisation" to browbeat people into forgetting English is from England, so English phrases today are no more strange in the language than the language itself no matter how it is changed in US? It is ENGLISH language today too in England and other English speaking parts of the world, no matter what local variations happen whether in US or elsewhere. And English phrases whether of the day or of yore are if anything more part of the language than US bent variation of the language, however dominant or ubiquitous the latter due to Hollywood or due to economic or other dominance in the world. Europe in fact prefers genuine English rather than any possible variation coming from US.
 
Britishisms are creeping into American English. "Spot on", "chat-up" and "ginger" are just three. "They sound ludicrous!" says one US linguist. Do you agree?

Which Britishisms (and Americanisms) do you love/loathe?
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Personal or political opinions when serious do come not only in the way of business but format pretty much everything in life, for everyone - one needs only to introspect to see one does the same. What is true however is that most people are prone to fall to propaganda, especially falsehood when it is convenient (rape victim was at fault, party not in power at centre is not secular, those that represent masses are right wing and the thieves of huge order that stole from people are leftist, this time cm is responsible but when we were in power and it happened it was riots and we were not responsible even formally, .....) - so the label of secular or non secular as used here is false both ways and most people are browbeaten or follow it enthusiastically because they would like to see themselves as "like the ex ruler gora and not like the desi backward (read ruled by foreigners) whose ancestors did not come recently from elsewhere as understood in history written by colonial rulers (which again is false)".
 
Ones personal/political opinion should not come in the way of his business!
Delhi-based publisher Navyana to cancel agreement for release of the English translation of Mr. D’Cruz’s Aazhi Soozh Ulagu
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Must read article, the link about Russia making daylight time permanent, about October 2012, with a wonderful summing up -

"cliché was born that perfectly sums up life in Russia: “Winter time will not return until spring.”"
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  • Thinking, Looking - Reflecting -, present
  • Pondicherry University
    1995
  • Harishchandra Research Institute
    1992 - 1994
  • Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research
    1992
  • Bombay University
    1992
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    1990 - 1991
  • Pondicherry University
    1988 - 1990
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    1988
  • University of California, Riverside CA
    Asst. Professor, 1986 - 1987
  • Tufts University
    Lecturer, 1985 - 1986
  • Brandeis University
    1981 - 1985
  • Northeastern University, Boston MA
    1980 - 1981
  • Bombay University
    1977 - 1980
  • Bombay University
    1976 - 1977
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I began to read early and never stopped. It brings the world to you across the boundaries of time and space, and even the lightest often give a lot more information than one might expect.
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  • Brandeis University
    Mathematics, 1981 - 1986
  • Northeastern University
    Mathematics, 1980 - 1981
  • TIFR
    Mathematics, 1977 - 1980
  • Bombay University
    Mathematics, 1974 - 1976
  • Delhi University
    Mathematics, 1973 - 1973
  • LSR College, Delhi University
    Mathematics, 1970 - 1973
  • GGHS New Delhi
    Sanskrit, Mathematics, English, Hindi, Economics, 1966 - 1970
  • MES Bhave School, Pune
    1965 - 1966