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RT : The new Canadian 2 dollar coin (toonie) has a glow-in-the-dark Aurora Borealis!

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2 days ago by rtanglao
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New Branch in Family Tree of Exoplanets Discovered ():
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3 days ago by hawaii
NASA wants to probe Uranus in search of gas
We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that's because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on the surface of those planets. The planets that lie further away from the Sun don't get nearly as much attention, but they may soon, as NASA is currently
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3 days ago by sfriedenberg
Eclipse Maps | Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moo...
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4 days ago by chap
APOD: 2017 June 15 - Red Sprites over the Channel
Explanation: Mysterious and incredibly brief, red sprites are seen to occur high above large thunderstorms on planet Earth. While they have been recorded from low Earth orbit or high flying airplanes, these dancing, lightning-like events were captured in video frames from a mountain top perch in northern France. Taken during the night of May 28, the remarkably clear, unobstructed view looks toward a multicell storm system raging over the English Channel about 600 kilometers away. Lasting only a few milliseconds, the red sprite association with thunderstorms is known. Still, much remains a mystery about the fleeting apparitions including the nature of their relation to other upper atmospheric lightning phenomena such as blue jets or satellite detected terrestrial gamma flashes.
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5 days ago by rgl7194

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