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An "invisible shield" Protecting the Earth
Astronomy Science ~ Scientists have discovered something truly remarkable in the Earth's atmosphere. An "invisible shield" which lies about 7,200 kilometers above. This shield is found in the Van Allen radiation belts, two donut-shaped ring on earth filled ...
Astronomy Science ~ Scientists have discovered something truly remarkable in the Earth's atmosphere. An "invisible shield" which lies about 7,200 kilometers above. This shield is found in the Van Allen radiation belts, two do...
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If you look at the moon on Saturday evening and think that it's larger than usual, you're not going crazy -- something is definitely different.
A supermoon can appear up to 30 times brighter and is up to 15% larger than a micromoon.
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I've seen too many "supermoons" 
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Following the test launch of a #weather  balloon to get ready for a nationwide project to study the upcoming 2017 #solar  eclipse, officials at the #Montana   #Space  Grant Consortium (MSGC) learned that what goes up doesn’t always come down. Sometimes, what goes up stays airborne for 32 hours and travels more than 1,100 miles before crash landing on an island in Lake #Winnipeg . Environmental Monitor:
http://www.fondriest.com/news/malfunction-sends-montana-space-grant-on-chase-to-recover-lost-weather-balloon.htm
(cc: +Montana State University)
After a test flight goes awry, Montana Space Grant scientists chase a weather balloon launched in Big Timber, Montana, to an island on Lake Winnipeg.
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. invites to watch #LIVE about everything from Mars rovers to monitoring asteroids to cool cosmic discoveries.
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This is a pretty big deal.
Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland have found evidence of subatomic particles acting in a way that defies the Standard Model of particle physics - the current best set of equations we have to explain the behaviour...
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Digital Revolution's Impact on Astronomy Research

From how we drive our cars to how we watch TV and read the newspaper, the digital revolution has affected much in our lives. The changes have been especially profound for scientific research.

Jean Creighton, director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium at UW-Milwaukee, talks with Lake Effect's Bonnie North the impact this has had on astronomy research.

Creighton says at one time being astronomer was the most dangerous white collar job. "There was a time people would wander around on rickety staircases in dark rooms carrying various (glass) plates," she says. "So, people fell off ladders, people had accidents."

When people used glass plates to take beautiful pictures of the sky, they had to work in dark rooms to develop the images. "These gorgeous plates were used to photograph the entire sky...in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s," Creighton says. 

Then astronomers realized they could do better with digital instruments - pictures were digitized, computers were used to analyze the data.

"Now everyone has, what would have been considered, a research grade (camera) on their phone," Creighton says. "Isn't that amazing?"

What wasn't even dreamed of in the 1950s, today you can automate a computer to take a picture of the whole sky in a few days and analyze that data in a few hours, she says. 

http://wuwm.com/post/digital-revolutions-impact-astronomy-research
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ISRO'S GSLV-D6 SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES COMMUNICATION SATELLITE GSAT-6
ISRO's GSLV-D6 successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-6Tweet: #ISRO launches GSLV-D6 carring GSAT-6. India gets another eye in space. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched GSLV-D6 (Geo-s...
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Also nur so gesagt wenn ihr da draußen seid einfach links halten bis zur nächsten Ausfahrt !!! Ich gehe zu den Koalers und bleib ein bisschen länger um die Tür zu öffnen !!! Betreff dem Fernsehen und Aberischinies I- Pod ach das ist ein Test einer Qualifikation der City !!!! Hugi Bugi !!!! 
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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are building eight suitcase-sized satellites that they say will drastically improve hurricane forecast and warning systems.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are building eight suitcase-sized satellites that they say will drastically improve hurricane forecast and warning systems.
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This budget line has saved thousands of lives so far, and maybe many more than that in the near future, as climate change accelerates. However, the infrastructure is getting old and the budget is still very limited. All started with the Tiros series back in the early 1960's.
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"Road Trip"
The center of our Galaxy lights the way on this road trip. Taken in rural South Dakota. 
https://500px.com/photo/119733161
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Oceanographer Josh Willis from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory narrates this video about the causes of sea level rise and how sea level has changed over the last two decades as observed by the Jason series of satellite missions.

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It ashamed he confuses politics with actual science in this propaganda piece.   The seas have been rising for about 22,000 years, and will continue to do so until the next ice age.  But NOAA Tide gauges indicate that global sea level will rise about four inches by 2100, not 40 inches...
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Cool pic 
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Yeah, big time. I like it.
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ESA’s #Education Office is once again offering university #students the opportunity to perform gravity-related experiments in hypergravity, using the Large Diameter Centrifuge at ESTEC, Netherlands. Apply now to #SpinYourThesis !

http://www.esa.int/Education/Hypergravity_proposals_requested_for_Spin_Your_Thesis!_2016
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#HD189733b  One of the worst vacation spots in the universe.

This is an illustration of the beautiful blue exoplanet HD189733b. Although beautiful from afar, if you have an active list of planets that you would like to visit, I would suggest placing this one somewhere exactly around the bottom.

HD189733b is one of the closer exoplanets to Earth, located about 63 light years away. It is known as a "Hot Jupiter," because although about the same size, it orbits so close to its star that it is orbitally locked like the moon is to Earth, and has daytime temperatures of upwards of 1100 degrees Celsius. 

In 2007, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope measured the infrared light coming from the planet and was able to create a temperature map of the exoplanet. This map showed that difference in temperature between the light and dark side of the planet differs by about 250 degrees Celsius. Scientists from NASA believe that this should cause winds reaching upwards of 4,500 mph.

The Hubble Space Telescope's Imaging Spectrograph was also able to determine the beautiful blue color of the planet by measuring the light received before, during, and after its pass behind its sun. NASA scientists believe that this blue color comes not from beautiful oceans, but a cloudy silicate laced atmosphere. As these silicates condense from the high planetary temperatures, they would form blue light reflecting glass droplets.

In summary, as far as we know, HD189733b is a planet with scorching temperatures where it rains glass sideways at 4,500 miles per hour.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/11jul_cobaltblue/
http://www.space.com/22614-blue-alien-planet-glass-rain.html

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser
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'Congress, Don’t Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia. Love, NASA.' http://wrd.cm/1Ke9rFW WIRED op-ed by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
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Why the hate on for Russia........USA? Starting to think you're jealous.
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...everything is eventually 'small' in the grand structure.....
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+Ben Lippincott what is ur problem? chill....
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This guy almost ended up like Donnie Darko after rocket engine smashed into his house. Likely first stage engine from China's Yaogan-27 satellite launch yesterday. No-one hurt.
China’s launch of its Yaogan Weixing-27 satellite almost had tragic consequences for a man in Hongjun Village in Shaanxi Province after an engine smashed through the roof of his home.
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whoops... now pay the fine for unauthorized possession of stay property.
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If alien life is distributed in a pattern that mirrors epidemics, it could be strong support for the theory of panspermia.
If alien life is distributed in a pattern that mirrors epidemics, it could be strong support for the theory of panspermia
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+Mkristo Fulani​ may b bcoz we have heared a lot about aliens visiting us
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  #GJ436b  The Frozen Fireball Exoplanet

This is an artists depiction of a bizarre comet-like exoplanet named Gliese 436b, or GJ 436b for short.

It is located about 33 light years from Earth in the Constellation Leo, and has several awesomely unique features. This planet is called a "warm Neptune," because while having about the same mass as Neptune, it is located closer to its star than Mercury is to the Sun.

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, Astronomers detected an enormous gas tail following the planet around its orbit. Scientists predict that a tail of this size would require the planet to blow off an astonishing 1,000 tons of gas per second, which is a measly 0.1 percent of the planets atmosphere every billion years or so.

The most interesting feature of this planet however, is that the planet harbors "ice" that exceeds temperatures of 400 degrees Celsius. This is possible because the gravity of the planet is so strong that upon melting, water vapor cannot escape, and remains in a solid form.

Basically, this planet is a frozen fireball.

http://www.space.com/29752-cometlike-planet-first-of-its-kind.html
https://machprinciple.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/burning-ice-planet-gliese-436-b/
Image Credit: Mark Garlick/University of Warwick
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beautiful  +Thomas Langston 
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10 Excellent Places to See the Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017

It's just under two years away, and it will surely be the most watched event in astronomical history. Here are ten places in the continental U.S. to see the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.

http://cosmicpursuits.com/301/ten-best-places-to-see-total-solar-eclipse-august-2017/
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A pretty wild innovation. 
Auckland-based Rocket Lab has unveiled what it says is the world's first battery-powered rocket engine. - New Zealand Herald
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+blind lemon
That was the prototype.
I think this one uses D cells.
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