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Philip Plait (The Bad Astronomer) has been at 8 events

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CosmoQuest41,834Schedule: http://cosmoquest.org/x/hangoutathon-36-36-fundraiser/2014-hangoutathon-schedule/Donate now: http://cosmoquest.org/x/hangoutathon-36-36-fundraiser/More info: http://cosmoquest.org/x/blog/2014/04/hangoutathon-and-36-36-fundraiser/The CosmoQuest 2014 Hangoutathon2014-04-26 17:00:00219G+
CosmoQuest41,834YouTube link Part 8 http://youtu.be/Qe9WqjEwAFU*TL;DR. +Pamela Gay & +Nicole Gugliucci will bring you a whole slew of guests, science, and fun during this 24-hour long fundraiser for CosmoQuest!http://cosmoquest.org/blog/donate/?title=donateEvent links for...Part 1: https://plus.google.com/events/c8hipsag07ngda5h3r06bqbprv8Part 2: https://plus.google.com/events/cglasd846s15n0n7sqdvs9nol3oPart 3: https://plus.google.com/events/c7ntqnrh01rejv3smtq9dmmub4oPart 4: https://plus.google.com/events/cagts10npsub757psnh1e4mbj0gPart 5: https://plus.google.com/events/cchro36b2mlth0nv27ftgm1elqoPart 6: https://plus.google.com/events/c3lu15j2t9p2o3tc0hv11ubjuu0Faced with governmental funding cuts to science education and research, the CosmoQuest Virtual Research Facility (CosmoQuest.org) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has decided to go old school with a twist: On June 15-16, +Pamela Gay & +Nicole Gugliucci  are hosting a telethon using Google Hangout on Air – A Hangout-a-thon – to raise money to support public engagement in science. The Hangout-a-thon will start on June 15 at noon Eastern (GMT – 5).  Over the weekend, they will host numerous guests, ranging from scientists who will do science demos, creatives who can unite science and art/music, and researchers who will discuss citizen science and address science education from the perspective of research and metrics. Each segment will be released after the event as a stand-alone YouTube video on the AstrosphereVids channel, thus creating a library of content while raising money for future programs. Planning for this Hangout-a-thon was triggered by the cuts created by sequestration, and by the current White House plans to transition education out of NASA. If the President's current budget is passed, all the funding programs CosmoQuest relies on for will be zeroed (see http://bit.ly/11m5XYg) and the project will be defunded. Rather than accept that fate, CosmoQuest is working to raise the funds needed to keep their programs going, to build new citizen science programs for researchers that don't otherwise have the mThe CosmoQuest 24 Hour Hangout-A-Thon - Main Event Page2013-06-15 18:00:00320G+
What's the Big Deal?1,015,039UPDATED: Guests will include  +Philip Plait, +Jonathan Strickland, and +Joe Hanson  Join +Veronica Belmont in a LIVE #FactorFictional Hangout! With tons of movies and TV shows that we just can't wait to get our eyes on this summer, why not gather 'round the webcam to geek out together? We're talking Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacfic Rim, Game of Thrones, True Blood, The Great Gatsby, and most likely so much more. Your host of Tech Feed's Fact or Fictional, along with some super special guest friends, wants to hang out to discuss it all with YOU! Submit questions to be answered live right here on the event page at any time, or on the YouTube chat during the Hangout. We're also going to be inviting viewers to join us live (granted you have a mic, webcam and pants) to ask your question face-to-face! To watch the Hangout: head to http://youtube.com/revision3 or right here on the event page - we'll be streaming the event live in both places.To submit a question: leave it here on the event page or head to http://youtube.com/revision3 when the Hangout startsDo it! RSVP now, tell all your friends, and we'll see you then!Hangout with Veronica Belmont & Friends!2013-06-01 00:00:00162G+
The Planetary Society2,390,146Join Emily Lakdawalla and NEOWISE principal investigator Amy Mainzer to talk about new views of asteroids in our solar system and brown dwarfs outside it.Planetary Society Hangout, March 14: Amy Mainzer on asteroids, brown dwarfs, and other WISE results2013-03-14 20:00:00237G+
Virtual Star Party10,838It's time for another Virtual Star Party. Once again we'll collect together a ragtag team of astronomers from around North America and stream a live view from our telescopes for your viewing pleasure, with color commentary from +Fraser Cain and other amateur astronomers.We'll try to start at 6:00 pm PST, but it all depends on the weather.Virtual Star Party - Jan 6, 20132013-01-07 03:00:00299G+
NASA1,423,882If you are having trouble seeing the video, watch it on YouTube at: Beyond 2012: Google+ Hangout with NASAStories about the fictional planet Nibiru and predictions of the end of the world in December 2012 have blossomed on the Internet. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, Dec. 21, 2012 won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice.Social media users are welcome to join NASA and other scientists for a lively discussion at 2:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to discuss the 2012 rumors propagated across the internet. We'll have a great panel of experts on hand including:- David Morrison, astrobiologist from NASA's Ames Research Center- Don Yeomans, asteroid scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory- Mitzi Adams, solar/archaeoastronomer from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center- Lika Guhathakurta, heliophysicist from NASA Headquarters- Paul Hertz, astrophysicist from NASA Headquarters- Andrew Fraknoi, science educator from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Calif.Followers on Twitter may ask a question in advance of or during the event using the hashtag #askNASA. On NASA Facebook and Google+, a comment thread will open for questions on the morning of the event. To join the hangout, visit this event page on the date of the event or visit NASA's Google+ page:http://plus.google.com/+NASABeyond 2012: Google+ Hangout with NASA2012-11-28 20:00:002824G+
KQED SCIENCE222,255Join +KQED SCIENCE for a Hangout On Air on black holes! You'll be able to watch the live discussion right here on our Event page. Please feel free to post your questions for our panelists on this page and we'll do our best to get them answered during our Hangout. Black holes are some of the most mysterious and misunderstood objects in the universe. Since the confirmation of their existence roughly 40 years ago, they've captured the imagination of astronomers, the public and sci-fi authors who have helped give these invisible giants a bad rap. Join our discussion which will separate fact from fiction and hear the latest developments with NuSTAR, a black hole hunter launched in June by +NASA  which is swiftly scanning the skies for these space oddities.We have some special guests lined up, including:Moderator: KQED QUEST TV producer +Sheraz Sadiq Ben Burress, Staff Astronomer, +Chabot Space & Science Center William Craig, Instrument Manager, NuSTAR NASA Mission (http://goo.gl/pQM48)Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy, +UC Berkeley Fiona Harrison, Principal Investigator, NuSTAR NASA MissionWatch this trailer embedded on our event page for an upcoming QUEST TV story on black holes!Black Holes: Objects of Attraction - An Astronomy Round Table Discussion2012-09-25 18:30:00411G+
Fraser Cain893,100To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004884G+

Philip Plait (The Bad Astronomer) has been shared in 267 public circles

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Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211656139CC G+
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:12476209CC G+
Becky Collins13,270Space Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-17 07:18:06389309CC G+
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990615CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918711CC G+
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139639CC G+
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342755793CC G+
Robert Connor9,868this is a good circle to add and share1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this postcircle #circleshare #sharingcircles #addme #followme #followmeback #circlesharing #yourcircle #circleoffriends #topcircle #helpingcircles #followers #topcircleshare   #topcircles #curatorscircle2014-06-12 12:11:124487410CC G+
Marsha Friedman3,586This circle is for +++++++Published Authors++++++. You'll find both fiction and non-fiction writers who are committed to promoting each other's work here on Google+. Please feel free to add all of these fine folks and share this circle with your friends!Just add the circle and share it with your followers!#greenliving   #environmentalism   #environment   #alternativeenergy2014-06-05 14:43:06329000CC G+
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211CC G+
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219CC G+
Penny4NASA42,501Space Advocates Circle: First EditionHere's the first edition of our Space Advocates public shared circle, highlighting space agencies, private aerospace companies, space advocacy organizations, and public figures who actively promote the exploration of space and the STEM fields on Google+.We will be updating this circle regularly and sharing it every few months. We welcome your input! If there is a Page of Profile you believe should be included in this circle please let us know in the comments below. They could make an appearance in the next edition of our Space Advocates circle! #Penny4NASA #NASA #NASASocial #STEM #COSMOS #Space #SpaceExploration #SpaceX #Science #ScienceSunday #CarlSagan #NeildeGrasseTyson #PublicSharedCircles #PublicCircle #SharedCircle #SharedCircleOfTheDay #CircleOfTheDay #Circles #CircleShare #CircleSharing2014-05-22 18:28:48123359CC G+
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012CC G+
nicholas syahputra390 please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-07 09:53:094944113CC G+
John Nuntiatio35,459#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small  2014-05-03 07:59:01448183CC G+
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426CC G+
yudi pramana putra661. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-04-30 01:18:3547515627CC G+
James Field2,849It's been a while since I shared my 'Space' circle, so here it is.If you're at all interested in space, this is a great place to start.  This circle is a mixed bag of people & pages.  It includes astronauts, agencies, journalists, publications, space historians, futurologists, Google Lunar X-Prize teams, spaceship manufacturers, space probes & rovers, stargazers, astrophysicists...  There really is something for everyone!Please feel free to pass on the space love. #SharedCircles   #CircleShare   #Space  2014-04-08 14:56:03275000CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/2)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca  #sharedcircles #circles #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:30:374321234995CC G+
Enrico Altavilla5,522I'm sharing with you my Science circle. It's focused mainly on physics, astrophysics and math but it also contains subjects (both people and pages) who share news about other scientific fields. Enjoy! 2014-03-21 06:45:031031015CC G+
Becky Collins5,164 Social Sciences Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !#socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-03-18 12:35:31305008CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
John Nuntiatio25,447#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-25 19:41:45255729CC G+
Ravishankar Ramanathan9,848*Are you even a bit interested in Science ?  Add this to your circles then. Simple. *===========================+Peter Edenist  originally shared: TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 18:41:543253213CC G+
Peter Edenist29,163TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle. #science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 16:26:4132510488119CC G+
Christy Sandhoff27,208This is a very nice circle Carlos.  Thanks for posting it. ==========================================Carlos Esteban - Google+ - ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find...ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-17 22:22:5740171114CC G+
Carlos Esteban32,281ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice day!Carlos 2014#3#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-16 13:53:50491129126179CC G+
James Harper726+Carlos Esteban originally shared: ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014-01-11 00:11:5845612426CC G+
Christy Sandhoff26,446Shared by Carlos Esteban..... ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-10 17:39:29451161029CC G+
Carlos Esteban31,485ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-10 17:31:474549464142CC G+
Carlos Esteban30,646ENGAGERS + INTERESTING PEOPLE So here is my first circle of 2014… actually my first circle ever! This is the first time that I create and share a circle. Here you will find recent engagers and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Maybe you like some of them. Happy New Year! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-01 13:25:133659247138CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
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2014-07-09 15:51:58 (66 comments, 4 reshares, 75 +1s)

The View goes antiviral: Jenny McCarthy is leaving the daytime talk show

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/09/the_view_mccarthy_and_shepherd_to_leave_daytime_talk_show.html

Most reshares: 119

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2014-05-17 16:13:18 (61 comments, 119 reshares, 632 +1s)

This is one of my favorite Crab Nebula pictures ever. I love how the filaments seem to glow! Read all about it:

http://sen.com/phil-plait/the-dusty-noble-crab

Most plusones: 632

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2014-05-17 16:13:18 (61 comments, 119 reshares, 632 +1s)

This is one of my favorite Crab Nebula pictures ever. I love how the filaments seem to glow! Read all about it:

http://sen.com/phil-plait/the-dusty-noble-crab

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2014-07-29 16:54:42 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)

Noctilucent clouds... froooom spaaaaace!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/29/noctilucent_clouds_photo_taken_by_an_astronaut.html

These rare, high altitude clouds are difficult to observe, even from space. An astronaut on the space station managed to capture a glimpse of them, and the result is quite lovely.

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2014-07-29 15:39:09 (14 comments, 39 reshares, 93 +1s)

A horrific flowchart: Anti-vax propaganda -> believing in nonsense -> refusing to give infants vitamin K shots -> babies having strokes.

Yes, you read that right. Babies are having strokes.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/29/vitamin_k_parents_refusing_injections_put_babies_at_risk.html

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2014-07-28 17:13:34 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 42 +1s)

The best animation of a solar eclipse on Mars you'll see this week

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/28/phobos_transit_martian_moon_travels_across_the_sun.html

Watch the Martian moon Phobos eclipse the Sun! Technically, this is a transit (when something small passes in front of something big), but I wonder. Phobos looks big enough that it edges into "annular eclipse" territory... except Phobos isn't round, so the part of the Sun that's not obscured isn't really a ring, either. 

Yeesh. Sometimes semantics gets in the way of cool science. 

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2014-07-28 16:51:04 (13 comments, 24 reshares, 100 +1s)

When a species poisons a planet

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/28/the_great_oxygenation_event_the_earth_s_first_mass_extinction.html

Imagine the dominant form of life on Earth blithely pouring out megatons of pollution into the air, generation after generation. As you might imagine, it doesn't end well.

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2014-07-23 14:28:34 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 60 +1s)

Ice giant? Better call Thor!

Kepler-421b is a newly discovered exoplanet about 1000 light years away. What makes this one special is that it has the longest year of any exoplanet seen so far (704 days!) and that it's far enough away from its star that it's an ice giant like Uranus, not a gas giant like Jupiter.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/23/kepler_421b_exoplanet_with_longest_orbital_period_found.html

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2014-07-22 16:08:20 (7 comments, 14 reshares, 97 +1s)

Incredible deep image of colliding galaxies...taken by an "amateur" astronomer

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/22/the_antennae_rolf_wahl_olsen_photo_of_colliding_galaxies.html

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2014-07-22 15:45:07 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 70 +1s)

Cycloid motion: An illusion that will madden you

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/22/cycloid_motion_an_illusion_based_on_spirographics.html

Man, this is a great illusion. And guess what it depends on: MATH! Even TRIGONOMETRY and PARAMETRIC EQUATIONS!

I'm in love.

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2014-07-20 14:22:38 (10 comments, 32 reshares, 191 +1s)

"Venturing into space is not just something we can do. It’s something we must do."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/20/apollo_11_anniversary_45_years_sine_that_one_small_step.html

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2014-07-19 16:06:54 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 67 +1s)

Cruisin' (way) over the Bahamas

Wow, this part of the world looks pretty nice when seen... frrrrooooom spaaaaaace!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/19/caribbean_sea_the_view_from_the_iss.html

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2014-07-17 14:21:31 (4 comments, 34 reshares, 155 +1s)

STUNNING photo of the chaotic gorgeousness of star birth

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/17/ngc_1333_multi_observatory_image_of_a_star_forming_cloud.html

NGC 1333 is one of my favorite objects in the sky, and this new multi-observatory image of it will fill your brain will awe.

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2014-07-11 14:13:01 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 75 +1s)

Stunning photos of the night sky

The Royal Greenwich Observatory has compiled their shortlist for their annual Best Astrophotographer of the Year contest... and the pictures are jaw dropping.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/11/astrophotos_rgo_s_best_of_the_year_contest.html#comments

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2014-07-10 15:00:12 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 68 +1s)

Watching Earth Breathe

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/10/oco_2_new_nasa_satellite_to_monitor_earth_s_carbon_dioxide.html

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite will trace sources and sinks of CO2 with amazing resolution both in time and space. 

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2014-07-09 15:51:58 (66 comments, 4 reshares, 75 +1s)

The View goes antiviral: Jenny McCarthy is leaving the daytime talk show

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/09/the_view_mccarthy_and_shepherd_to_leave_daytime_talk_show.html

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2014-07-08 17:45:24 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 62 +1s)

Living on the Edge

http://sen.com/phil-plait/living-on-the-edge

A spectacular photo of an edge-on galaxy gives me a chance to talk about dust, stars, and living inside our own Milky Way.

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2014-07-08 17:02:18 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 61 +1s)

Typhoon Neoguri aimed for Japan

http://slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/08/typhoon_neoguri_huge_cyclone_heads_for_japan.html

Typhoon Neoguri is huge, powerful, very dangerous, and currently headed for Japan. The astronauts on the space station have been taking simply incredible pictures of the storm system, and their jaw-dropping beauty belies the typhoon's danger.

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2014-07-08 14:12:28 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 69 +1s)

Two asteroids pass each other in the night

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/08/ceres_and_vesta_two_asteroids_have_a_close_encounter.html

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2014-07-07 14:22:29 (32 comments, 27 reshares, 234 +1s)

Hey news media! Stop putting crackpots on your shows!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/07/crackpottery_bbc_journalists_told_to_stop_interviewing_science_deniers.html

In a move that makes my evidence-based sciencey heart sing, the BBC is told to stop putting anti-science cranks on their programs. If only US media would let that sink in as well.

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2014-07-06 14:29:57 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 90 +1s)

I shot the Moon! Mars, too.

Last night, the Moon passed very close to Mars in the sky as seen from my Boulder hometown, and I got some pretty nifty pictures of it through my 'scope.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/06/occultation_the_moon_and_mars.html

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2014-07-05 15:41:41 (7 comments, 12 reshares, 85 +1s)

Putin Huilo!

Vladimir Putin is a dickhead. It's (literally) written in the stars.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/05/putin_huilo_ukraine_astronomers_mock_vladimir_putin.html

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2014-07-04 16:08:26 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 67 +1s)

Hurricanes from the ground suck. Hurricanes from space rock.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/04/hurricane_arthur_atlantic_s_first_hurricane_seen_from_space.html

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2014-07-04 15:30:05 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 45 +1s)

Stars and stripes and tails and spirals

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/04/c_2012_k1_pan_starrs_comet_seen_by_wise.html

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2014-07-03 15:58:02 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 51 +1s)

The lights above, the lights below

Lush, gorgeous time-lapse video of bioluminescent dinoflagellates glowing cerulean blue under the stars.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/03/bioluminescence_time_lapse_video_of_stars_and_dinoflagellates.html
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2014-06-30 15:21:00 (9 comments, 16 reshares, 95 +1s)

Top Ten Saturn Pictures from Cassini!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/06/30/cassini_s_10th_anniversary_the_mission_s_greatest_images_of_saturn.html

Ten years ago tonight, Cassini entered orbit around Saturn. To celebrate, I picked my favorite 10 pictures of the ringed jewel of our solar system. As a special treat we've made my blog wider than usual to accommodate BIG images.

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2014-06-21 15:20:42 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 68 +1s)

Can Doctor Who be used to learn about the real science of time travel? Yup.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/06/21/relativity_an_explanation_via_doctor_who.html

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2014-06-17 20:19:19 (4 comments, 68 reshares, 92 +1s)

OK Go's new video will melt your brain

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/06/17/ok_go_video_illusions_fill_the_writing_s_on_the_wall.html

The optical illusion-stuffed video is catchy, and really really cool.

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2014-06-17 16:36:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)

Hubble Galaxy Pic: A Ring Within a Ring Within Rings

http://www.sen.com/phil-plait/a-ring-within-a-ring-within-rings

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2014-06-17 16:13:46 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)

John Scalzi Sings

You're welcome.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/06/17/john_scalzi_danke_sch_n.html

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2014-05-30 16:41:53 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)

A Martian Crater Draped in Dunes

http://sen.com/phil-plait/martian-crater-draped-in-dunes

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2014-05-20 15:30:17 (10 comments, 46 reshares, 109 +1s)

The 10 Things You Need to Watch What May Be the Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/05/20/camelopardalids_a_new_meteor_shower_from_comet_209p_linear.html

On Friday night (May 23/24) a new meteor shower may produce 100-400 meteors per hour! We can't be sure if it'll fizzle or play big, so be prepared:  I have what you need to understand and watch this potentially amazing event.

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2014-05-20 15:22:21 (57 comments, 12 reshares, 63 +1s)

Antarctica is melting at a rate of 159 billion tons per year

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/05/20/polar_ice_loss_antarctica_melting_faster_greenland_more_vulnerable.html

New satellite observations show Antarctica's rate of ice loss is 30% higher than just a few years ago. Also, Greenland is more vulnerable to melting than we previously thought, and oh, by the way, Arctic sea ice is still melting away as well. 

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2014-05-19 18:14:07 (7 comments, 29 reshares, 127 +1s)

Time-lapse: Birth of a Supercell

All I could think while watching this was "Holy crap!" and "AIIIEEEE RUN RUN RUN!"

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/05/19/time_lapse_formation_of_a_supercell_in_wyoming.html

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2014-05-19 17:13:52 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 43 +1s)

Rocket's Red Glare

A pair of amazing videos of last week's Delta 4 launch: One shows the plume's sunset color and remarkable shadow on the sky, and the other... well, turn your sound up and see for yourself.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/05/19/launch_at_sunset_delta_4_rocket_video_by_ben_cooper.html

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2014-05-19 13:50:52 (16 comments, 22 reshares, 92 +1s)

What if you replaced the ISS with the Moon?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/05/19/close_encounter_what_if_the_moon_orbited_much_closer_to_earth.html

It would be an awesome spectacle, but you'd be too dead to enjoy it.

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2014-05-17 16:13:18 (61 comments, 119 reshares, 632 +1s)

This is one of my favorite Crab Nebula pictures ever. I love how the filaments seem to glow! Read all about it:

http://sen.com/phil-plait/the-dusty-noble-crab

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2014-05-12 14:49:28 (20 comments, 12 reshares, 92 +1s)

Saturn Rising

What would it look like if Saturn made a very close pass of Earth?

THIS.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/05/12/close_encounter_what_if_saturn_swung_by_earth.html

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2014-04-15 17:42:48 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 82 +1s)

Pix and video of the Blood Moon lunar eclipse!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/15/lunar_eclipse_the_blood_moon_of_april_2014.html

During last night's beautiful lunar eclipse I took video, describing what was going on. Making this was a lot of fun (if cold!). 

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2014-04-12 17:29:45 (22 comments, 33 reshares, 268 +1s)

Was Gusev Crater on Mars once actually Lake Gusev?

New evidence suggests water from nearby flooding once filled a 166-km-wide crater on Mars.

http://www.sen.com/Phil-Plait/the-waters-of-mars

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2014-04-11 14:23:24 (24 comments, 12 reshares, 91 +1s)

The Beauty of the Mundane

The reason this galaxy is so gorgeous is because there's not a lot going on there.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/11/ngc_2841_robert_gendler_photo_of_a_spectacular_spiral.html

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2014-04-08 18:13:13 (24 comments, 29 reshares, 99 +1s)

Final followup: yup. It was a rock

It looks like that "meteorite" in the skydiving video really was just debris from the parachute. I'm disappointed, but happy with how this whole thing went down.  SCIENCE!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/08/skydiving_meteorite_it_was_a_rock.html

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2014-04-08 17:59:59 (47 comments, 13 reshares, 124 +1s)

Shocker: Fox News is usually wrong when they report on climate change

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/08/fox_news_leading_cable_news_network_is_usually_wrong_about_climate_change.html

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2014-04-08 16:56:57 (37 comments, 8 reshares, 75 +1s)

An alien light on Mars, or a blip in the picture?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/08/curiosity_photo_light_seen_on_mars_is_a_camera_artifact_not_a_real_one.html

I'm gonna go with blip. 

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2014-04-08 15:42:47 (54 comments, 24 reshares, 87 +1s)

A documentary. About geocentrism. Because apparently Galileo's had a free ride long enough.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/08/the_principle_a_documentary_about_geocentrism.html

Yup. A documentary about geocentrism, made by a guy who has spouted Holocaust denialisms. Yup.

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2014-04-05 15:05:39 (37 comments, 27 reshares, 146 +1s)

Skydiver nearly hit by meteorite: real or faked?

The viral video of a meteoroid falling past a skydiver is getting a lot of attention. But is it real? I looked over the evidence, and think it very well may be.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/05/close_call_video_of_a_skydiver_almost_hit_by_meteoroid.html

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2014-04-04 14:12:06 (16 comments, 33 reshares, 116 +1s)

Apparently, fire tornadoes are taking over both hemispheres of the planet. 

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/04/fire_tornado_best_footage_yet_from_australia.html

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2014-03-15 17:05:57 (20 comments, 17 reshares, 118 +1s)

No, the asteroid 2003 QQ47 will not hit Earth next week. Sigh.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/03/15/asteroid_2003_qq47_rumors_of_an_impact_in_march_2014_are_false.html

Cripes, these things keep popping up. The rumors are wrong, we've known for over a decade that QQ47 won't hit us for at least a century, and it's disgusting that some media are playing this up like it's real (and current) news.

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2014-03-12 18:04:45 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 77 +1s)

You're orbiting Venus in your spaceship. As you circle the hellish planet below, there comes a moment when the Sun is shining from directly behind you, and you're looking down the length of your spaceship's shadow. What do you see?

This.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/03/12/venus_glory_optical_effect_seen_on_our_sister_planet.html

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2014-03-12 16:13:01 (31 comments, 8 reshares, 64 +1s)

2014 isn't looking so good for Arctic ice

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/03/12/arctic_ice_february_2014_data_shows_we_re_headed_for_more_ice_loss.html

It's too early to say for sure, but Arctic sea ice extent is already way below average. And no matter how you look at it, the denier claims of "recovery" since 2012 are bull.

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2014-03-10 14:05:18 (42 comments, 31 reshares, 181 +1s)

On the Shores of a Cosmic Ocean: My review of "Cosmos"

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/03/10/_cosmos_carl_sagan_s_classic_program_is_updated_and_terrific.html

I really enjoyed watching "Cosmos" last night, and it made me think quite a bit about religion and freedom of thought. I put some of this down in my review of the show, but I have more thinking to do about it, too. Congratulations to my friends Neil Tyson and Ann Druyan for this wonderful production.

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2014-01-06 18:32:36 (11 comments, 24 reshares, 202 +1s)

Monster sunspot turns its baleful eye toward Earth

A huge sunspot is marring the face of the Sun today, and using my own camera and a solar filter I rigged up, I got a fairly decent shot of it!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/01/06/sunspot_ar1944_bigger_than_earth.html

At the link I have more info, a better picture, and predictions for what this spot might do.

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2013-12-31 17:59:54 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 99 +1s)

This volcano in El Salvador is having a bigger New Year's blast than you are

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/12/31/san_miguel_volcano_the_last_eruption_of_2013.html

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