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First Signs Of Geology Spotted On Pluto’s Surface

We’re so close to Pluto, we’re starting to see geologic features on the dwarf planet’s surface. In its latest portrait from the New Horizons spacecraft, scientists are able to pick out distant surface formations, including a polygon...

Rare Shot of Venus Crossing the Sun May Help Us Find Alien Life

The image you’re looking at is a rare and beautiful event. Every 115 years, Venus crosses our Sun in Earth’s line of sight—twice. And when the most recent crossing took place, scientists used the event to take a peek at Venus’...

CARL SAGAN & HIS LIFE IN THE COSMOS: A TRIBUTE

ByANDY FLEMINGIt's incredible to think that it's more than fourteen years since the world lost a most remarkable astronomer, pioneer exobiologist and populariser of science - Carl Sagan.A son of Jewish immigrants to the United States, Sagan was born...
by Andromeda Child on Mar 7, 2014

Huge Asteroid Passing Earth Tonight: Watch It Online

A huge asteroid will pass Earth tonight, and everybody can watch the action live online. The near-Earth asteroid called 4179 Toutatis, which is over 3 miles wide, will zoom within 4.3 million miles of our planet during its closest approach early Wedn...
by GIZMORATI on Dec 11, 2012

Earth: 4.5 Billion Years of Evolution Stretched Down to 2 Minutes

What would it look like if we took Earth’s 4.5 billion year history, and stuffed it into a normal day’s 24 hour time-frame? Follow the magnificent journey of life; where it began, and how it eventually led to humanity as we know it. From...
by GIZMORATI on Nov 30, 2012

Online Dating Abbreviations

Argentum B. Atomic Components A. Scientific ShorthandJust like nicknames and abbreviations for states (Nebraska = NE), scientists also have shorthand symbols for all the elements. radioactive and is used in carbon -dating of very old fossils. a. Carb...
by On Line Dating on Jul 29, 2012

NASA web application lets you control space and time in 3D

NASA has released its “Eyes on the Solar System” 3D environment, a free web browser-based application that lets you navigate a 3D version of the solar system. The app uses video game technology to let you control your point of view from anywhere...
by eagron files on Sep 7, 2011

NASA web application lets you control space and time in 3D

NASA has released its “Eyes on the Solar System” 3D environment, a free web browser-based application that lets you navigate a 3D version of the solar system. The app uses video game technology to let you control your point of view from anywhere...
by eagron files on Sep 7, 2011


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