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Not Eclipsed Yet -- Fort Collins, Colorado
Your streams are about to be inundated with eclipse photos, so I thought I'd post a non-eclipse sun photo for some preemptive contrast. :) I even caught a few sun spots in this one, which you can also see via NASA's sunspot website:

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/synoptic/sunspots_earth/mdi_sunspots.jpg

Each of these "little" sun spots is larger than our Earth, for scale (!!).

Cheers, and enjoy the coming eclipse, for those of you in North America...

#Sun #SunSpots

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Steve Bannon contradicts Trump on North Korea in unusual interview with progressive magazine

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Today appears to be Essential Phone launch day. You can pre-order now at Sprint, but we should see other availability at places like Best Buy in a bit.

#android #essential #essentialphone

http://drd.life/2uLasDY

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“Most neutron stars don’t appear as pulsars to us, simply because their “pulses” aren’t lined up with planet Earth. But over time, pulsars can newly appear or disappear, which we’ve actually seen happen since the Voyager probes were launched. As objects rotate and orbit in space, their relative orientations change, so the pulsars that are pointing at us today won’t be pointing at us millions of years in the future. Additionally, pulsars that aren’t pointing at us today will be pointing at us in millions of years. Compound that with the fact that neutron stars adjust their rotation periods over time (via starquakes and pulsar speedup), and it’s clear that both the periods and orientations of these pulsars change dramatically over millions of years. By time any alien picks up our pulsar map, it will be woefully out-of-date.”

When the Voyager and Pioneer spacecraft were launched, they contained a message emblazoned on them: a map of 14 pulsars, showing the location of Earth relative to them. This was a brilliant idea: showcase bright, unique identifiers, complete with their observed periods and distances from our world, and people would be able to find Earth. If we wanted to be found, it was the best idea 1977 had to offer. But 40 years later, the idea is fundamentally flawed. There are up to a billion pulsars in the Milky Way, their periods change long-term, and their orientations are variable over time, meaning they won’t be pointing at Earth in the future. If we wanted to be detected, we’d be much better off sending the same information we use to detect exoplanetary systems today!

Although it was a very clever idea presented just 10 years after the discovery of pulsars, we now know that Voyager’s cosmic map to find Earth will be hopelessly wrong by time an alien civilization finds it.

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TDRS: An Era of Continuous Space Communications

NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) have provided critical communication and navigation services to NASA’s missions as part of the Space Network (SN) since the launch of the first satellite, TDRS-A, in 1983. The next satellite in the network, TDRS-M, is scheduled to launch Aug. 18, 2017. The satellites are initially given a letter designation, and then when they reach their orbit and become operational, their name changes from a letter to a number. With the addition of TDRS-M to the fleet, to be designated TDRS-13, the SN will have the ability to provide space communications and navigation support into the mid-2020s.

The Space Network is a communications network built and operated by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The TDRS program was established in 1973 to reduce NASA’s dependence on ground stations around the world. Prior to TDRS, space missions such as Skylab (America’s first space station) and the space shuttle could only communicate with their ground teams while passing overhead of the communications network’s ground station antennas. These passes only lasted minutes, resulting in intermittent communication.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/tdrs-an-era-of-continuous-space-communications

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Google Search Lite is designed to consume less data, perform faster and provide access to offline pages. #News #Google #GoogleSearchLite

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The Solar Eclipse as a Religious Experience http://trib.al/Is2cwKs

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Bannon is many things, but he ain't an idiot.

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In Japan, Thor: Ragnarok is known as Thor: Battle Royale
HOW COOL IS THAT!

#thorragnarok
#marvel

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From review:
It might seem a tad premature to throw around comparisons to The Wire, but initial buzz has already likened the show to “Game of Thrones in space”, so to hell with it: The Expanse is the closest we’ve come to The Wire in space where, as glib as it might sound, the Solar System is basically Baltimore.

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Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away

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Cassini Image: Saturn’s Clouds Up Close

http://www.sci-news.com/space/saturns-clouds-05138.html

#space #science #Cassini #NASA #Saturn

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Make sure to support my mans +Skinny Hardaway​ on his Youtube page and check out this video! We need to get a G+ guy to blow up on YouTube!!

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It is really. True. Now this is intrastrusting.

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'There are no good Nazis': Republican Jewish Coalition demands 'moral clarity' from Trump

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Wouldn't want to be CMO of Republican Party right now. Nor Democratic Party for that matter.

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Essential Phone is Now Available in the United States - Delay after delay, the Essential Phone from Essential Products has had a rocky lead up to its official release date. Andy Rubin announced the device and it was immediately picked up by a number of headlines. This isn’t surprising either as the device comes from one of the people who created the Android mobile operating system. He did an interview with Walt Mossberg to show give people a hands-on look at the device and to talk about his...

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Check out our newest apprentices! http://bit.ly/2pSi1oF

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Reaching for the light

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For GoT fans, here's Game of Molds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stq0WrmXlDs

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Piece of Mind...
photography by Jorge Maia on 500px.com/photo/223955559

Another great morning, I had pass on this location on the previous day at sunset, but it was so crowded, that I decided to go somewhere else and return early in the morning. That proved to be a great decision, the place was empty and I could frame my images the way I wanted.
#nature #landscape #morning #sunrise #dawn #newday #daybreak #field #lavender #flowers #blooms #flora #beautiful #amazing #outdoor #travel #provence #france #europe

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Lay a solid #Linux foundation with our Intro to Linux MOOC from edX!

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I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies. Since music is such a big part of our lives, I thought it would be interesting and useful to have a look at some of the ways we react to it without even realizing.

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I'd trust Rizzo's sources over Stephen A Smith's any day. Seems legit

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If you use the Arduino IDE to program the ESP32, you might be interested in [Andreas Spiess’] latest video (see below). In it, he shows an example of using all three ESP32 UARTs from an Arduino program. He calls the third port “secret” although that’s…

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One of the best round in boxing between Caveman Lee and John LoCicero.  Do you agree? https://goo.gl/xgV92S

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Dumbest Rulings from the Nevada Athletic Commission https://goo.gl/t617Li

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Chris Brown Who? Rihanna and her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel spotted in London
 A day after her ex Chris Brown's documentary where he detailed all about the night he assaulted her in 2009 ,Rihanna proved he was a thing of the past, as she enjoyed a evening out at London's Chiltern Firehouse with her billionaire beau Hassan Jameel on W...

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Kyle Busch puts on clinic to score fifth NASCAR Truck Series victory at Bristol http://bit.ly/2i8IhZL

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https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/michael-bennett-wants-you-to-listen-closely-to-his-message-america/
via http://cbssportsapp.com

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Instant Apps could change the way you interact with mobile software. This post explores what they can do, their implications and how you'll make them. #Features #AndroidInstantApps

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We now know how long Essential plans to issues updates to its first phone. Their plans match that of Google's for the Pixel line.

#android #essential #essentialphone

http://drd.life/2v5mDXc
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