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28th February 2012

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I love both Neil and Jon.

It’s like he’s saying: “Jon, I love you buddy, but get your shit straight!.”

I love both Neil and Jon.

It’s like he’s saying: “Jon, I love you buddy, but get your shit straight!.”

Tagged: Neil deGrasse TysonThe Daily ShowJon Stewart

21st February 2012

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NASA Launches Rocket Into Northern Lights |
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NASA Launches Rocket Into Northern Lights |

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Tagged: NASANorthern LightsRocketAurora Borealis

19th February 2012

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An aerial view of Mars, The Red Planet |

An aerial view of Mars, The Red Planet |

Tagged: MarsAerial ViewRed Planet

12th February 2012

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Tiny volcanic moon controls Jupiter's auroras →

Jupiter has a permanent ring of auroral light surrounding each of its poles (see photo). Most of the charged particles responsible for the light have long been thought to originate from tiny, hyperactive Io, which burps out about a tonne of sulphur per second in its persistent, violent volcanic activity. However, the sun was thought to cause any variations in the rings via changes in the pressure of the solar wind.

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Tagged: JupiterAuroraMoon

12th February 2012

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The Orion Nebula |

The Orion Nebula |

Tagged: OrionNebula

12th February 2012

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A Moon’s Halo |

A Moon’s Halo |

Tagged: Moon

25th January 2012

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smithsonianmag:

The Highest Resolution Image of Earth Ever

This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.

Photo courtesy of NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring
Ed note: Perfect for your desktop background. Click the photo for the 8000x8000 image
h/t Gizmodo

smithsonianmag:

The Highest Resolution Image of Earth Ever

This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.

Photo courtesy of NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

Ed note: Perfect for your desktop background. Click the photo for the 8000x8000 image

h/t Gizmodo

Tagged: earthglobalspacescience

Source: Flickr / gsfc

24th January 2012

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A Raging Solar Storm Is Hitting the Earth Right Now →

Tagged: Solar StormSolar Flare

2nd January 2012

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jtotheizzoe:

China plans manned moon mission
Nearly 40 years after humans last set foot on the moon, China has announced formal plans to develop a return mission. The most striking part of this announcement is not that they want to go back, but that they plan to do it by developing their own technology and support systems, essentially recreating a half century of NASA’s achievements by themselves.
And all this while the U.S. still has no vessel of its own to get people to space. Will this be the sign of a shift in space power? Or a call to arms to get our manned space program back on track to lead?
(via The Guardian, above: Chinese character for “moon” along with artist’s interpretations)

jtotheizzoe:

China plans manned moon mission

Nearly 40 years after humans last set foot on the moon, China has announced formal plans to develop a return mission. The most striking part of this announcement is not that they want to go back, but that they plan to do it by developing their own technology and support systems, essentially recreating a half century of NASA’s achievements by themselves.

And all this while the U.S. still has no vessel of its own to get people to space. Will this be the sign of a shift in space power? Or a call to arms to get our manned space program back on track to lead?

(via The Guardian, above: Chinese character for “moon” along with artist’s interpretations)

Source: Guardian

5th December 2011

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Tagged: Carl Sagan

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