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How close might we be, to creating "space ports" and communication relay stations in space? 100 yrs or longer?
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+Ben Sheil Cool
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ESA's efforts towards Active Debris Removal (aka Space Salvaging) . 
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Ethics space problem. NASA is given the opportunity to receive an immense amount of funding if they send up a rocket containing all the nuclear waste from a couple of nuclear reactors. Should they follow through or not? (Might be a little off topic, but I thought I would post it here.)
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No!   Nuclear waste is not really a serious storage problem. Getting politicians to ignore lobbyists and the ignorant fears of their constituents is the problem.
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#NASA is ready for its second #flight test of Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator launched from high altitude #balloon
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Dear readers and followers, The second flight test of +NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) is expected today, Tuesday, June 2nd, The flight test is a launch of a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle ...
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+zainab sumro What would you mean by 647 ?
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Sh2-106 is an emission nebula and a star formation region in the constellation Cygnus. It is a H II region estimated to be around 2,000 light years from Earth, in an isolated area of the Milky Way.

In the center of the nebula is a young and massive star that emits jets of hot gas from its poles, forming the bipolar structure. Dust surrounding the star is also ionized by the star. The nebula spans about 2 light-years across, 12 trillion miles! Unbelievable distances.
Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


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Love the Universe
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Here's a new color-composite of Saturn's moon Hyperion, made from raw images acquired by Cassini on May 31, 2015 during its latest and last flyby of this world. Read more here:
http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/06/01/hyperion-in-color-a-composite-from-cassinis-last-visit/
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A surface sculpted by vigorous if not violent sublimation, a captured comet perhaps.
Space pumice.
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What type of life other than humans could adapt to space life? Viruses are off the table.
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+Noah Baxley  http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/583460/tardigrade
They can be considerated to be close relatives of arthropods, but aren't arthropods and aren't insects.
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Circular Orbits - A rarity or a norm?
Curious: http://goo.gl/r6jROs

Are we alone? The question has driven human kind to exploration of space and we are trying to define parameters which will help us target our search in ever expanding universe. Astronomers think that circular orbits can potentially be one of the parameters for existence of life on a planet due to consistency in climate but are they are norm or rarity?

Follow Human Exploration of Space: http://sciconcilium.com/category/universe/

#circularorbits #exoplanets #space #arewealone #kepler #universe 
For decades, astronomers have wondered whether the solar system’s circular orbits might be a rarity in our universe. Now a new analysis suggests that such orbital regularity is instead the norm,
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M101, shown above, whose relatively close distance of about 22 million light years allow it to be studied in some detail. Recent evidence indicates that a close gravitational interaction with a neighboring galaxy created waves of high mass and condensed gas which continue to orbit the galaxy center.
These waves compress existing gas and cause star formation. One result is that M101, also called the Pinwheel Galaxy, has several extremely bright star-forming regions (called HII regions) spread across its spiral arms. M101 is so large that its immense gravity distorts smaller nearby galaxies.
Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 10. See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution ...
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I dreamed that I was traveling the turn of the moon apollo 11 bors, lucky I had my camera with me to take a picture of that magical moment ...

Mounting me and one of my lunar pictures out the window ... hehehe
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J'ai rêvé que je voyageais au tour de la Lune a bors d'apollo 11, une chance que j'avais mon appareil photo avec moi pour prendre ce moment magique en photo ...

montage de moi et une de mes photos lunaire par le hublot ... héhéhé
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Beuler, Beuler. 
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The magnificent Horsehead Nebula and Flame in the constellation of Orion

In the new image taken by the Hubble part of the Orion constellation can be seen, also known as The Hunter, which is, among gas and dust, which resembles a horse giant Sea: Head Nebula Horse.

This nebula, which was formed from the collapse of interstellar nebular material is illuminated by a nearby star, which gives it a special glow that until now had not been collected by any previous image.
This nebula is one of the best known and he has carried out various observations that showed a prominent dark cloud on a background of glowing gas stellar objects.

This new image shows the same region but in infrared light, a light of longer wavelength than visible light and can penetrate the hazy material.

The infrared sensitivity and unprecedented resolution of Hubble is only the prelude to what will be able to achieve the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be ready in 2018, according to this report from the International Space Station (ISS)

Credit NASA
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The World's Biggest Telescopes

Useful infographic shows the world's greatest scopes, both current and planned...

http://cosmicpursuits.com/215/worlds-biggest-telescopes/
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Putting self-assembling robots to work at the poles of the Moon, right now, might allow us to build similar extremely large telescopes on the Moon in less than 20 years.
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This is awesome, well done.
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Sadly I don't know much about the International Space Station but it was still really fun to learn about it!

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many different in up there...see or not,believed or not its just why,when all about this greatness,just keep be in quiet,only can know basic about that,because everythings test,try just history can be read that time,basic results information not all humanity can accept about that when its not in a mind thing to understand,about expose not many to public,because its results country power,in cost in management just brave and have the technology can be success or useless if impossible,in possible not all things do at all and know step to space incorporated research..individualistic person different and must have to keep Peace, sensitivity can touch or ignored human we all in this planet and universe..oraitz,understand or not understand,not kind used car him think self,motorcycle do not forget for understand,stop stanby stand under down,for hold upstairs things up..to not a fall down.
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Lunar Phases Calender: June 2015

FM: Full Moon
NM: New Moon
FQ: First Quarter
LQ: Last Quarter

Video: Tonight Sky June 2015 
https://youtu.be/vtC98HTkkiw
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My master said to me
"Watch the moon on the sky. It born every month on the sky, gets young bright and bigger every night. At the end it will showily grow old, small and finally it dies. Again their is birth of new moon on the sky, that's life"
Thank you for this beautiful picture. 
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WHAT DO YOU THINK it would be like to fly on a U2 spy plane 70,000 feet in the air at an altitude where temperature reach -70 degrees. Watch this man capture his once-in-a-lifetime flight at the edge of space!
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Given the time difference between Guglielmo Marconi and today, would it be fair to say the signals that Marconi sent out, might have exited the Milky Way Galaxy, by now??? Might that be a fair statement?

Wouldn't it be cool if somewhere, beyond, someone was responding to radio signals from centuries ago and we could pick them up, now... That would be cool.
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+Herbert Miller I knew about radar. I also know about Lidar. I was thinking that if an advanced civilization were out there, that they, too, would know about Lidar and radar. We just haven't "made contact", yet.
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Rock in the centre, split in half, how come we ask.    A Mars meteorite ?
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Probably ice, just like on Earth.
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