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Ciro Villa has been at 3 events

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Ciro Villa137,524Let's meet and shake hands and enjoy the IMAX premiere of the movie "Interstellar" at the World Golf Village located in St. Augustine, Florida. If you are available and willing we can meet outside the theater between 7:30 and 7:45 PM EST on Thursday, November 6, 2014.  The movie starts at 08:00 PM EST. It is your responsibility to purchase your ticket at the following link: http://www.museumtix.com/venue/venueinfo.aspx?vid=783&tab=E Once there, select the movie from the drop-down then create an account to pre-purchase your ticket before they sell out. Casual Florida dress. Please RSVP.  Thanks.An Evening At the Movies - Interstellar Premiere in IMAX at WGV2014-11-06 19:30:002  
Astronomy Cast11,060Join +Fraser Cain and +Pamela Gay for a live recording of their long-running and popular Astronomy Cast podcast. We'll spend the first 30 minutes recording the podcast, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. *Episode 291: Shock Waves* As a meteor crashed into the atmosphere above Russia, the world discovered the importance of shock waves; how they're caused and how they propagate through the atmosphere. Today we'll discuss the topic in general and find many examples where shock waves can be created, here on Earth, and out in space. #ac291Astronomy Cast, Ep. 291: Shock Waves2013-02-18 21:00:00310  
Dawn Mission Education and Communications (E/C)1,845Update: Video here! http://www.youtube.com/user/NoisyAstronomer?v=SqIszii4H0c and here: https://plus.google.com/b/114633249213698877766/114633249213698877766/posts/Qq2jowbYN5h After an awesome year exploring asteroid Vesta, NASA’s Dawn Mission cruises on to Ceres 2015! Celebrate at a Dawn Mission Team Hangout!. Moderated by Dawn’s education and public outreach (E/PO) liaison, Dr. Britney Schmidt, and CosmoQuest, we'll talk about the results, the spacecraft, and our hopes for Ceres in 2015. You'll have a chance to ask questions and get involved. Stars of the show so far?  • Dr. Tom Prettyman, Science Team and GRaND lead, Planetary Science Institute • Drs. Tim Weise and Charles Gardner, NASA JPL Flight Operations Team • Drs. Lucille Le Corre and Vishnu Reddy, Framing Camera Team, Max Plank       Institute for Solar System Research • Dr. Debra Buczkowski, Participating Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Submit your questions for the Dawn team by leaving them in the comments section below, on Dawn’s Facebook page, or by using the hashtag #HastaLaVesta on Twitter. Visit this event page on September 8, 2012 to watch the _Hangout On Air_, and to chime in on the conversation. Official website: http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/hasta_la_vesta.asp Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasa_dawn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.mission As the schedule and guest list is secured, we'll continue updating this page. Stay tuned for additional details.Dawn Mission Google+ Hangout with CosmoQuest2012-09-08 21:00:00111  

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Hush now.

Support me on Patreon!
http://www.patreon.com/chrishallbeck

Hush now.

Support me on Patreon!
http://www.patreon.com/chrishallbeck___

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2015-08-01 15:48:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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One of the wonders of Mars:  Olympus Mons!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Mons

Size comparisons with Mount Everest, Mount Kea and the state of Arizona

#mars #space #NASA 

One of the wonders of Mars:  Olympus Mons!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Mons

Size comparisons with Mount Everest, Mount Kea and the state of Arizona

#mars #space #NASA ___

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2015-08-01 06:58:54 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-01 00:05:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The Open Cluster NGC 346

In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope you can see the open cluster NGC 346 located in the southern constellation Tucana (The Toucan) about 210,000 light-years away from Earth in the Small Magellanic Cloud. NGC 346 is a star-forming region with lots of infant stars and about 70,000 stars altogether. The image is a composite of two exposures one using a 555 nm filter (visible blue light, also shown in blue) and one a near-infrared filter of 814 nm (shown in red).

More on NGC 346:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_346
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Star-forming_region_in_nebula_NGC_346

The Small Magellanic Cloud

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a dwarf irregular galaxy about 200,000 light-years away from Earth. More information here:... more »

The Open Cluster NGC 346

In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope you can see the open cluster NGC 346 located in the southern constellation Tucana (The Toucan) about 210,000 light-years away from Earth in the Small Magellanic Cloud. NGC 346 is a star-forming region with lots of infant stars and about 70,000 stars altogether. The image is a composite of two exposures one using a 555 nm filter (visible blue light, also shown in blue) and one a near-infrared filter of 814 nm (shown in red).

More on NGC 346:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_346
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Star-forming_region_in_nebula_NGC_346

The Small Magellanic Cloud

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a dwarf irregular galaxy about 200,000 light-years away from Earth. More information here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Magellanic_Cloud

What is an open cluster?

An open cluster is a group of a few thousand stars that have their origin in the same stellar nursery and are roughly of the same age. More information here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_cluster

More on star formation:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_formation

Image credit: NGC 346 http://bit.ly/1eHt2iW CC BY 3.0 http://bit.ly/1BSTMl1 

#science   #astronomy   #ngc346   #opencluster   #hubble   #space   #smc   #starformation  ___

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2015-08-01 00:05:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Global Map of Pluto's Moon Charon

NASA's New Horizons science team has produced this global map of Charon which includes all available resolved images of the surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015, at pixel resolutions ranging from 40 kilometers (24 miles) on the anti-Pluto facing hemisphere (left and right sides of the map), to 400 meters (1,250 feet) per pixel on portions of the Pluto-facing hemisphere – the side facing the New Horizons spacecraft when it flew past the dwarf planet – at map center.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Read more: http://buff.ly/1VS4XI3

Global Map of Pluto's Moon Charon

NASA's New Horizons science team has produced this global map of Charon which includes all available resolved images of the surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015, at pixel resolutions ranging from 40 kilometers (24 miles) on the anti-Pluto facing hemisphere (left and right sides of the map), to 400 meters (1,250 feet) per pixel on portions of the Pluto-facing hemisphere – the side facing the New Horizons spacecraft when it flew past the dwarf planet – at map center.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Read more: http://buff.ly/1VS4XI3___

2015-08-01 00:03:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

🎉 WOW. 4 MILLION followers! 🎉
Thank you to all of you who put me in your circles! :-)
The next week or so is going to be a little crazy since I'm working in Vancouver and there's no wifi on set, but I WILL GET A HANGOUT ON AIR PLANNED ASAP to say a proper THANK YOU. :-)
You guys rock. Xo

🎉 WOW. 4 MILLION followers! 🎉
Thank you to all of you who put me in your circles! :-)
The next week or so is going to be a little crazy since I'm working in Vancouver and there's no wifi on set, but I WILL GET A HANGOUT ON AIR PLANNED ASAP to say a proper THANK YOU. :-)
You guys rock. Xo___

2015-07-31 22:01:00 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

HR 8832

HR 8832___

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2015-07-31 21:47:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Astronaut Mike Foreman has retired from NASA. He visited the International Space Station twice aboard space shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis and conducted five spacewalks. Read more... http://go.nasa.gov/1Sl72gs

Astronaut Mike Foreman has retired from NASA. He visited the International Space Station twice aboard space shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis and conducted five spacewalks. Read more... http://go.nasa.gov/1Sl72gs___

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2015-07-31 16:50:49 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Share courtesy of +Helen Read 

Comet 67P from a distance of just 9 m! The last photo from #Rosetta's lander #Philae before the first touchdown on the comet last November. Read more about science on the comet: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Science_on_the_surface_of_a_comet

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR___Share courtesy of +Helen Read 

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2015-07-31 16:50:10 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing

an interdisciplinary team led by Stanford electrical engineer Krishna Shenoy has developed a technique to make brain-controlled prostheses more precise. In essence the prostheses analyze the neuron sample and make dozens of corrective adjustments to the estimate of the brain's electrical pattern - all in the blink of an eye.

Shenoy's team tested a brain-controlled cursor meant to operate a virtual keyboard. The system is intended for people with paralysis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS degrades one's ability to move. The thought-controlled keypad would allow a person with paralysis or ALS to run an electronic wheelchair and use a computer or tablet.

Brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing

an interdisciplinary team led by Stanford electrical engineer Krishna Shenoy has developed a technique to make brain-controlled prostheses more precise. In essence the prostheses analyze the neuron sample and make dozens of corrective adjustments to the estimate of the brain's electrical pattern - all in the blink of an eye.

Shenoy's team tested a brain-controlled cursor meant to operate a virtual keyboard. The system is intended for people with paralysis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS degrades one's ability to move. The thought-controlled keypad would allow a person with paralysis or ALS to run an electronic wheelchair and use a computer or tablet.___

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2015-07-31 14:07:21 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-31 03:02:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The Dawn spacecraft is pulling off some impressive maneuvers to get in close for a good look at Ceres

The Dawn spacecraft is pulling off some impressive maneuvers to get in close for a good look at Ceres___

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2015-07-30 22:04:52 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-30 13:49:57 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Important medical facts shared by Dr. +Di Cleverly 

Here is the follow-up video that answers a few of the questions that came up on the post about heart attacks a two days ago.

The topics covered:
--Silent heart attacks, like my Pop had
--The different symptoms of women vs. men (Thanks +Denise Morgan Kalicki for that questions)
--The increase in risk for people of Asian Indian ethnicity, which really blew my away when I saw the statistics. This should be a major health initiative in not just India, but the UK, US, Canada, etc!! The impact is going to be huge over the next 25 years.  
-The difference in symptoms for second heart attacks another fact that is never talked about
--Sudden cardiac death in athletes (Thanks to +Dede King  for that discussion)___Important medical facts shared by Dr. +Di Cleverly 

2015-07-30 00:20:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Sometimes making sacrifices in life involve stepping away from the spotlight and retrieving in private, away from the noise of social media...

Sometimes making sacrifices in life involve stepping away from the spotlight and retrieving in private, away from the noise of social media...___

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2015-07-29 22:50:17 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I was expecting that.

I was expecting that.___

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2015-07-29 22:49:41 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

And the exponential technological growth train keeps on a-rollin'!

And the exponential technological growth train keeps on a-rollin'!___

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2015-07-29 21:18:00 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Researchers design first artificial ribosome - Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell. The engineered ribosome may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterials and lead to a better understanding of how ribosomes function.

Researchers design first artificial ribosome - Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell. The engineered ribosome may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterials and lead to a better understanding of how ribosomes function.___

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2015-07-29 20:15:50 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Wow!  Spectacular!

Photo of the Day! A full circle rainbow appears during a one-year wedding anniversary. Brittany Wilson caught this gem over Kauai, Hawaii.

Submit your best photos: g.gopro.com/submit___Wow!  Spectacular!

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2015-07-29 20:13:28 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Thursday, July 30th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. (PDT)  Watch Live Online

USGS, Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3

Menlo Park, California, 94025

The Giant Cascadia Earthquake of January 26, 1700 
Detective Stories from North America and Japan
Brian Atwater, USGS Seattle

A tsunami from western North America entered Japanese written history in Jan 1700
Decades of basic research on both sides of the Pacific led to this discovery
The findings underpin public-safety measures in the United States and Canada

Thursday, July 30th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. (PDT)  Watch Live Online

USGS, Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3

Menlo Park, California, 94025

The Giant Cascadia Earthquake of January 26, 1700 
Detective Stories from North America and Japan
Brian Atwater, USGS Seattle

A tsunami from western North America entered Japanese written history in Jan 1700
Decades of basic research on both sides of the Pacific led to this discovery
The findings underpin public-safety measures in the United States and Canada___

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2015-07-29 19:14:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Did you know this?

Find out more about quasars here: http://chandra.si.edu/xray_sources/quasars.html

Did you know this?

Find out more about quasars here: http://chandra.si.edu/xray_sources/quasars.html___

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2015-07-29 18:22:47 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday +Wil Wheaton !

Happy Birthday to Wil Wheaton! What was your favorite Wesley Crusher moment?___Happy Birthday +Wil Wheaton !

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2015-07-29 16:28:36 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#NASABeyond   #Cassini   #NASA  

Seeing red: Images from +NASA's Cassini Mission reveal strange, ruddy streaks on moon, Tethys.

#NASABeyond   #Cassini   #NASA  

Seeing red: Images from +NASA's Cassini Mission reveal strange, ruddy streaks on moon, Tethys.___

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2015-07-29 16:28:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Want a new perspective on your homeland? Try a view from space.

Want a new perspective on your homeland? Try a view from space.___

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2015-07-29 16:10:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-29 14:50:30 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Smile and say "Hasta la vista, Baby!"...

Share courtesy of +Derek Ross 

#WednesdayHumor  

Haha! ___Smile and say "Hasta la vista, Baby!"...

Share courtesy of +Derek Ross 

#WednesdayHumor  

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2015-07-29 05:00:11 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The mystery thickens...

The mystery thickens...___

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2015-07-29 03:45:58 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

We Should Not Ban ‘Killer Robots,’ and Here’s Why

We Should Not Ban ‘Killer Robots,’ and Here’s Why___

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2015-07-29 03:06:08 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Abductions...Now we know.. :-)

Share courtesy of +Sivan Rehan 

___Abductions...Now we know.. :-)

Share courtesy of +Sivan Rehan 

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2015-07-28 21:37:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Brain-powered gadget sales to top $200M in 2020

The Brain-to-Machine (BMI) product niche has been a little obscured by more well known concepts like the Internet of Things and software-defined this and that, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a second glance. For according to new findings from ABI Research (Allied Business Intelligence, Inc.), the market could be worth $200 million a year by 2020.

Things are expected to pick up in earnest later this year, with a flood of new products likely to be released in time for the Christmas shopping season, ABI Research predicts. According to them, “tapping into brain activity as a means of understanding human behavior, or controlling an external activity, is now possible”, and the most likely application of that will be video games.

Jeff Orr, ABI’s research director, said in a statement that the combination of BMIheadgear ... more »

Brain-powered gadget sales to top $200M in 2020

The Brain-to-Machine (BMI) product niche has been a little obscured by more well known concepts like the Internet of Things and software-defined this and that, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a second glance. For according to new findings from ABI Research (Allied Business Intelligence, Inc.), the market could be worth $200 million a year by 2020.

Things are expected to pick up in earnest later this year, with a flood of new products likely to be released in time for the Christmas shopping season, ABI Research predicts. According to them, “tapping into brain activity as a means of understanding human behavior, or controlling an external activity, is now possible”, and the most likely application of that will be video games.

Jeff Orr, ABI’s research director, said in a statement that the combination of BMI headgear with augmented reality and eye-tracking hardware will “give elite players the upper-hand in real-time multiplayer gaming.” Nevertheless, he says that helmets equipped with brain electrodes are unlikely to appear on the shop shelves any time soon, due to the difficulties of precisely fitting this kind of equipment.___

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2015-07-28 19:45:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Two cosmonauts are getting ready for the first spacewalk from the International Space Station since March. Two NASA astronauts are also working to bring a U.S. spacesuit back to service. Read more... http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/?p=1476

Two cosmonauts are getting ready for the first spacewalk from the International Space Station since March. Two NASA astronauts are also working to bring a U.S. spacesuit back to service. Read more... http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/?p=1476___

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2015-07-28 19:25:20 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Tomorrow, our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will make its biggest orbit maneuver since 2006 in preparation for the next Mars lander, InSight. This new lander is scheduled to arrive on the red planet in September 2016, and we need the orbiter in a position to receive radio transmissions as the lander touches down. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1JPBlSo #JourneyToMars

Tomorrow, our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will make its biggest orbit maneuver since 2006 in preparation for the next Mars lander, InSight. This new lander is scheduled to arrive on the red planet in September 2016, and we need the orbiter in a position to receive radio transmissions as the lander touches down. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1JPBlSo #JourneyToMars___

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2015-07-28 19:04:22 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

‪#‎WiseWorf‬ is here to guide you through tough times

‪#‎WiseWorf‬ is here to guide you through tough times___

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2015-07-28 17:06:23 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Unraveling the secrets of Titan's Seas

"Saturn’s moon, Titan, is the only object in the Solar System other than Earth known to have liquid on its surface. While most of the lakes are found around the poles, the dry regions near the equator contain signs of evaporated material left behind like rings on a bathtub that, when combined with geological features, suggest that the location of the liquids on the moon has shifted over time.

“Today, Titan’s equatorial region is more like a desert—there is a huge sand sea of these phenomenal linear dunes and no lakes or seas,” Shannon MacKenzie, a graduate student in physics at the University of Idaho told Astrobiology Magazine by email."

See more at: http://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive/bathtub-rings-suggest-titans-dynamic-seas

AboutTitan... more »

Unraveling the secrets of Titan's Seas

"Saturn’s moon, Titan, is the only object in the Solar System other than Earth known to have liquid on its surface. While most of the lakes are found around the poles, the dry regions near the equator contain signs of evaporated material left behind like rings on a bathtub that, when combined with geological features, suggest that the location of the liquids on the moon has shifted over time.

“Today, Titan’s equatorial region is more like a desert—there is a huge sand sea of these phenomenal linear dunes and no lakes or seas,” Shannon MacKenzie, a graduate student in physics at the University of Idaho told Astrobiology Magazine by email."

See more at: http://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive/bathtub-rings-suggest-titans-dynamic-seas

About Titan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_(moon)

Image: Cassini VIMS/RADAR hybrid image of filled and dry lakes south of Titan’s methane sea Ligeia Mare. Blue arrows indicate current lakes, while the white arrows point to evaporates on dry lakes. Credit: NASA / JPL / UA 

#space   #titan  ___

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2015-07-28 16:58:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

How does a picture like this get snapped? There are some cool orbital mechanics keeping the Deep Space Climate Observatory in place and on point

How does a picture like this get snapped? There are some cool orbital mechanics keeping the Deep Space Climate Observatory in place and on point___

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2015-07-28 01:13:22 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Final tests on the backs of #JWST's flight mirrors at NASA Goddard​'s Calibration, Integration and Alignment Facility.

Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20068304691/

Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn

Final tests on the backs of #JWST's flight mirrors at NASA Goddard​'s Calibration, Integration and Alignment Facility.

Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20068304691/

Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn___

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2015-07-28 01:06:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Addictive site, especially if you loved the beginning of the movie Contact!

Addictive site, especially if you loved the beginning of the movie Contact!___

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2015-07-28 01:06:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Brace yourselves for Blue Moon madness. The month of July 2015 hosts two Full Moons: One on July 2nd and another coming right up this week on Friday, July 31st at 10:43 Universal Time (UT)/6:43 AM EDT. In modern day vernacular, the occurrence of two Full…

Brace yourselves for Blue Moon madness. The month of July 2015 hosts two Full Moons: One on July 2nd and another coming right up this week on Friday, July 31st at 10:43 Universal Time (UT)/6:43 AM EDT. In modern day vernacular, the occurrence of two Full…___

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2015-07-28 01:06:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

There are countless intriguing destinations in the solar system that have yet to be explored. NASA now has a tough decision to make: what's next?

There are countless intriguing destinations in the solar system that have yet to be explored. NASA now has a tough decision to make: what's next?___

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2015-07-27 17:58:43 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

This is just incredible!

"Steve Doman of Colorado has transformed his house into a Star Trek-themed home. And, after 14 years, he's not done yet."

http://www.startrek.com/article/colorado-man-creates-trek-themed-home

This is just incredible!

"Steve Doman of Colorado has transformed his house into a Star Trek-themed home. And, after 14 years, he's not done yet."

http://www.startrek.com/article/colorado-man-creates-trek-themed-home___

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2015-07-27 16:57:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Get to know Intro to Aerospace Engineering, a free MITx course taught by astronaut/professor Jeff Hoffman: http://youtu.be/bvxqCAkjDxs

#elearning   #edx   #cursos   #onlinecourses   #mit   #space   #engineering  

Get to know Intro to Aerospace Engineering, a free MITx course taught by astronaut/professor Jeff Hoffman: http://youtu.be/bvxqCAkjDxs

#elearning   #edx   #cursos   #onlinecourses   #mit   #space   #engineering  ___

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2015-07-27 16:57:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Attackers could have taken over an account even if they only knew their target's Steam ID - something that is hardly a secret on the platform.

Attackers could have taken over an account even if they only knew their target's Steam ID - something that is hardly a secret on the platform.___

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2015-07-27 16:54:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point___

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2015-07-27 16:54:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

“The essence of our species is to explore—to find new answers and new meaning for who we are.” - Dr. Pat McCarthy, Project Director, GMTO

“The essence of our species is to explore—to find new answers and new meaning for who we are.” - Dr. Pat McCarthy, Project Director, GMTO___

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2015-07-27 16:22:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Pretty spectacular! (In German, but you don't need to understand to appreciate the images and the interactivity)

Via DLR : Beautiful and amazing interactive feature : in German only 
Die Mission #BlueDot von Alexander Gerst als Multimedia-Reportage!
http://reportage.wdr.de/alexander-gerst#12202 
Bild: Screenshot WDR___Pretty spectacular! (In German, but you don't need to understand to appreciate the images and the interactivity)

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2015-07-27 16:08:36 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Two undergraduates at San José State University have discovered two galaxies that are the densest known.

"Two undergraduates at San José State University have discovered two galaxies that are the densest known. Similar to ordinary globular star clusters but a hundred to a thousand times brighter, the new systems have properties intermediate in size and luminosity between galaxies and star clusters.

The first system discovered by the investigators, M59-UCD3, has a width two hundred times smaller than our own Milky Way Galaxy and a stellar density 10,000 times larger than that in the neighborhood of the Sun. For an observer in the core of M59-UCD3, the night sky would be a dazzling display, lit up by a million stars. The stellar density of the second system, M85-HCC1, is higher still: about a million times that of the Solar neighborhood. Both systems belong to the new classo... more »

Two undergraduates at San José State University have discovered two galaxies that are the densest known.

"Two undergraduates at San José State University have discovered two galaxies that are the densest known. Similar to ordinary globular star clusters but a hundred to a thousand times brighter, the new systems have properties intermediate in size and luminosity between galaxies and star clusters.

The first system discovered by the investigators, M59-UCD3, has a width two hundred times smaller than our own Milky Way Galaxy and a stellar density 10,000 times larger than that in the neighborhood of the Sun. For an observer in the core of M59-UCD3, the night sky would be a dazzling display, lit up by a million stars. The stellar density of the second system, M85-HCC1, is higher still: about a million times that of the Solar neighborhood. Both systems belong to the new class of galaxies known as ultracompact dwarfs (UCDs).

The study, led by undergraduates Michael Sandoval and Richard Vo, used imaging data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the Subaru Telescope, and Hubble Space Telescope, as well as spectroscopy from the Goodman Spectrograph on the Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR), located on the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory site. The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) is a SOAR partner. The SOAR spectrum was used to show that M59-UCD3 is associated with a larger host galaxy, M59, and to measure the age and elemental abundances of the galaxy's stars."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-plain-sight-undergraduates-densest-galaxies.html#jCp

The study: "Hiding in plain sight: record-breaking compact stellar systems in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey," Michael A. Sandoval, Richard P. Vo, Aaron J. Romanowsky et al. 2015, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 808, L32. Arxiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.08828

Image: Two ultra-dense galaxies (insets) have been discovered orbiting larger host galaxies. The compact systems are thought to be the remnants of once normal galaxies that were swallowed by the host, a process that removed the fluffy outer parts of the systems, leaving the dense centers behind. Credit: A. Romanowsky (SJSU), Subaru, Hubble Legacy Archive

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