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***PLEASE READ THE COMMUNITY POLICY AND GUIDELINES BEFORE POSTING***.

***POSTS THAT DO NOT PROVIDE ATTRIBUTION OR CREDITS ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL***  

First read this few, important words by our fellow moderator +Jason Major :

"Just a quick note (PLEASE READ) – if you post an article here that has already been shared recently, especially multiple times, OR if you post an image or video (even space-related) with no content, description, or attribution, it will be removed.

Thank You - Management"

Please refer to the Community Policy at left for more information. Thank you.
 
It's About Respect 
 
One of the things we do a lot as moderators of the Space community is remind posters to give proper attribution and link-backs to the authors and artists whose work they're sharing with everybody. Though the rules are pretty simple - put the name of the content creator in your post, if the work is copyrighted put the name of the organization that owns the copyright (if different from the author) in your post, and include a link back to the original source - they're often not heeded. The moderating team understands that even these simple rules are significantly stricter  than what people find in most of social media, and so we try to give people ample warning and reminders of the expectations here. 
 
If we know the rules surrounding sharing are stricter than in other communities, why do we have them?  If the copyright boogymen aren't coming for you on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, or even elsewhere on Google+, isn't it safe to just share freely with the Space community? 
 
Well, simply put, yes. Unless you're posting something that's explicitly and blatantly illegal, the legal ramifications of your sharing a quote, or an image, or what have you are nil. Nobody's coming to get you. 
 
But that's not the point. It's not about the law. We're not trying to cover our behinds, and we're not reminding you to cover yours. In fact, many of the images we're all sharing are in the public domain, and are not protected by copyright laws. 
 
It's about respect. 
 
By naming the scientist, author, artist, photographer, videographer, director, producer, or whoever it is that has created this work that you feel is worth sharing in your post and including a link back to the original source, you are showing your respect. You are showing your respect to the creator of that work, and, perhaps more importantly, you are showing your respect to the other members of this community. 
 
As moderators, we want to build a community that is built on respect, and one of the most significant ways we can show respect is to give credit where credit is due. We want to foster an attitude around content sharing that is respectful, that is not exploitative of artists and authors, and that does not take the members of this community for granted. 
 
As a denizen and frequent user of social media, you may not care about giving credit, and as a content creator yourself, you may not care if you get credit. In the end, however, it isn't about you, nor is it about what you care about. It's about this community as a whole, and what kind of community we all want it to be. What we want is a community that does care. 
 
We want a community that cares about attribution because it's curious about where things come from, and because it's respectful toward others.
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Congratulations SPACEX!!!
 
YES!!! TWO FOR TWO!!!!!
...who says we don't win anymore?!? HA!
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to my untrained eye, this landing was better than the last one . . . more nearly centered on the landing pad . . .
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Ciro Villa
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The Transit of Mercury by Sky & Telescope TV
Watch Sky & Telescope TV's Transit of Mercury on Livestream.com. On May 9th, the tiny planet Mercury will slowly cross the Sun's disk — an unusual astronomical treat that hasn't happened since 2006. Join Sky & Telescope's experts as they describe why this is happening and why scientists worldwide are watching. Tune in at the top of each hour, beginning at 7:00 a.m. EDT (11:00 Universal Time) for commentary and interviews.
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Kurdistan Planetarium

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On This Day: Alan Shepard became the First American in Space

May 5th, 1961, when he became the first American in space in the tiny Mercury space capsule called Freedom 7. He was one of the original seven astronauts, who have become known as the "Mercury 7".

He was lifted off at 9:34am on that morning and fired 116 miles into the air, travelling 302 miles downrange from Cape Canaveral. He hit a top speed of 5,100 miles per hour before dropping into the Atlantic Ocean.
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First man in space and later went on to land on the moon where he hit a golf ball with a golf club on the surface of the Moon.. nice post.. Thanks for sharing +Kurdistan Planetarium​
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Wow is beautiful Aurora Borealis in the sky very beautiful star
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This planetary nebula is called PK 329-02.2 and is located in the constellation of Norma in the southern sky. It is also sometimes referred to as Menzel 2, or Mz 2, named after the astronomer Donald Menzel who discovered the nebula in 1922.

When stars that are around the mass of the sun reach their final stages of life, they shed their outer layers into space, which appear as glowing clouds of gas called planetary nebulae.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Serge Meunier
 
This planetary nebula is called PK 329-02.2 and is located in the constellation of Norma in the southern sky. It is also sometimes referred to as Menzel 2, or Mz 2, named after the astronomer Donald Menzel who discovered the nebula in 1922.

When stars that are around the mass of the sun reach their final stages of life, they shed their outer layers into space, which appear as glowing clouds of gas called planetary nebulae. The ejection of mass in stellar burnout is irregular and not symmetrical, so that planetary nebulae can have very complex shapes. In the case of Menzel 2 the nebula forms a winding blue cloud that perfectly aligns with two stars at its center. In 1999 astronomers discovered that the star at the upper right is in fact the central star of the nebula, and the star to the lower left is probably a true physical companion of the central star.

For tens of thousands of years the stellar core will be cocooned in spectacular clouds of gas and then, over a period of a few thousand years, the gas will fade away into the depths of the universe. The curving structure of Menzel 2 resembles a last goodbye before the star reaches its final stage of retirement as a white dwarf.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Serge Meunier
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Zadan Don

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Boiling Water On Mars Could details Video How Its Dark-Streaks Form
When scientists exposed liquid water flowing on Mars previous year, one thing was particularly puzzling. How was water able to remain liquid long enough to create large streaks on the surface? Now, a team of scientists led by...
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Bryan M

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Satellites and space debris from different countries
Not sure how accurate is this...but it looks problematic.

Image via imgur
Reference:
http://www.the-dialogue.com/en/en7-human-footprint-in-space/

#space   #satellite   #spacedebris  
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+Jay Force The big majority of Chinese debris results from their 2007 ASAT test, when they destroyed one of their own dysfunctional weather satellites: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Chinese_anti-satellite_missile_test
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Xarm Naksul

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Justin Ng of Singapore captured this view of a bright Eta Aquarid meteor hurtling across the night sky over Mount Bromo, on the Indonesian island of Java.
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Incoming !
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#TechNews #Science #Space

Here's how scientists have created the brightest artificial star in the sky

http://goo.gl/6FtEtL
Find out how scientists have created the brightest artificial star in the sky - Electronic Products
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Welcome to the Google+ Space community, your place to talk about all things space and astronomy. Whether it's a discussion of rovers on Mars, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or amazing photos from the Hubble Space Telescope, this is the place to talk about it. Administrator: Fraser Cain
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Tiziana Gibellini

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The Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174) in Gemini
Ron Brecher from Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Beau Parish

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GoPro strapped to a rocket!
This is great footage. The rocket reached an altitude of  120,700 metres and speeds up to Mach 5.5 or 6,115km/h before floating back down on a parachute.. Enjoy!
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In a recently published paper, a team of astronomers led by Michael Gillon reported the discovery of three potentially habitable planets orbiting a relatively nearby dwarf star. This discovery has garnered a fair amount of media attention, but often the popular science websites that report on such events will leave certain things out, bend the truth, or simply water down the information in order to create a more exciting story. With that in mind, I have created a brief presentation that contains most of the information from the original research paper. This is straight from the source. None of the information here has been modified to fit a narrative or make a more exciting story.

This is a good source of information on the topic, but the best source is the research paper itself, which can be found here. I strongly encourage you all to check it out, but the language is pretty dense, so this presentation might be pretty helpful in that regard. Enjoy!
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Frank Summers

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The webcast recordings of the Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Hubble Public Lecture are now available:

Cosmic Knowledge and the Long-term Strategy of the Human Race
Sandra Faber, UC Santa Cruz

Modern astronomy has succeeded remarkably well in explaining
the cosmic origins of the human race -- how the Galaxy was
assembled, how the Sun and Earth were formed, and from where
the precious chemical elements that comprise our bodies
came. For the first time in history, the human race is
poised to use that knowledge of our cosmic past to predict
our cosmic future, and it looks extraordinarily bright
ahead. Evidently, we human beings have been given the most
precious gift of all, cosmic time -- roughly a billion years
of it. The ultimate challenge to our species is now clear:
how will we use this extraordinary opportunity? Incorporating
the profound insights from cosmology will be central to
answering this question.

HubbleSiteChannel on YouTube:

Public Lecture Series: Cosmic Knowledge and the Long-term Strategy of the Human Race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MBsBChHsQY

News from the Universe starts at about 3:15
https://youtu.be/4MBsBChHsQY?t=3m15s

Main talk begins at about 18:30
https://youtu.be/4MBsBChHsQY?t=18m30s


Also available on the STScI webcast archive:

Frank Summers ­- News from the Universe
https://webcast.stsci.edu/webcast/detail.xhtml?talkid=5043

Sandra Faber - Cosmic Knowledge and the Long-term Strategy of the Human Race
https://webcast.stsci.edu/webcast/detail.xhtml?talkid=5046
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Dylan O'Donnell

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Imaged last night, the "Running Chicken" Nebula pictured here is a wide group of emission clouds with active star formation and striking "Bok globules" which are the dark clumps of dust floating in the middle of the nebula. They are about to collapse and ignite from their own collective weight and show the final stages before stars are born. The blue stars are the younger new ones hatched from this cosmic space uterus.

As a bonus, zoom in and see if you can spot the planetary nebula hiding in this image. It looks like a little round supernova explosion shell. It's like where's Wally, except in space.

30 x 3m RGB
21 x 3m Ha
20 x 3m Dark frames.
Total 2.5 hours exposure time.

Celestron 9.25" Edge HD, QHY12 CCD, Hyperstar, UHC filter & Baader highspeed Ha filter. #astrophotography  
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Todays Sun.

TS IN ED Apo 70/420, EQ 3-2, Nikon D3300, solar filter
1 x 1/4000s, ISO100, -0,3 EV

processed in Adobe PhotoShop CS6 + Nik Sharpener Pro 3
 
Todays Sun.

TS IN ED Apo 70/420, EQ 3-2, Nikon D3300, solar filter
1 x 1/4000s, ISO100, -0,3 EV

processed in Adobe PhotoShop CS6 + Nik Sharpener Pro 3
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Kurtis Markham

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TBT : Venus Transit 2012 . Hopefully this Monday the 9th , the Mercury Transit will give us some spectacular views .
Photo by Kurtis Markham , Chesapeake, Virginia
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This supermassive black hole sits at the center of a galaxy dubbed NGC 1332, which is 73 million light years from Earth. And an international team of scientists that includes Rutgers associate professor Andrew J. Baker has measured its mass with unprecedented accuracy.

Their groundbreaking observations, made with the revolutionary Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, were published today in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. ALMA, the world's largest astronomical project, is a telescope with 66 radio antennas about 5 km above sea level.
It's about 660 million times as massive as our sun, and a cloud of gas circles it at about 1.1 million mph.
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Journal Reference:
Aaron J. Barth, Benjamin D. Boizelle, Jeremy Darling, Andrew J. Baker, David A. Buote, Luis C. Ho, Jonelle L. Walsh. MEASUREMENT OF THE BLACK HOLE MASS IN NGC 1332 FROM ALMA OBSERVATIONS AT 0.044 ARCSECOND RESOLUTION. The Astrophysical Journal, 2016; 822 (2): L28
http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/822/2/L28
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At LIGO, not all that vibrates is black holes.
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El 14/11/2015, LIGO detectó la señal de ondas gravitacionales, cosa que se publicó el 11/02/2016. Todo indicaba que se trató de ondas gravitacionales producidas por la fusión de dos agujeros negros…
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SpaceX has delayed a planned Falcon 9 launch to Friday due to inclement weather.
SpaceX has delayed a planned Falcon 9 launch to Friday due to inclement weather.
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