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When in doubt, space

Wow: Via: An international team of astronomers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has obtained an in-depth inventory of the deepest, coldest ices measured to date in a molecular cloud. In addition to simple ices like water, the team was … Continue reading

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Launch

What an amazing photo: An external high-definition camera on the International Space Station captured the launch plume of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket after it had ascended to Earth orbit following its liftoff on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, from NASA’s … Continue reading

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The Snowflake Cluster

I saw this photo the other day on the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Flickr stream, and my jaw dropped: What is this? Here: Newborn stars, hidden behind thick dust, are revealed in this image of a section of the … Continue reading

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Allow me to present, a Nebula.

Specifically, the Tarantula Nebula. Wow!   Share This Post

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“Sokath, his eyes uncovered!”

The James Webb Space Telescope has returned its first imagery, and a teaser image was released today: The field of vision here is the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length. That absolutely astonishes me. Also, the visible … Continue reading

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Tab Closing Day

Time to close out some tabs I’ve had open for a while: ::  The Future Republicans Want A look at the unbelievably fascist document that is the official platform of the Texas Republican Party: The fundamentalist religious fervor perhaps extends … Continue reading

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On Dams

While on my lunch break the other day, I watched this short film about dam removal on streams in the Hudson River watershed. Fascinating film, with amazing photography (well-worth watching in full-screen HD). Were there a place I could say … Continue reading

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WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG!!!

The very first alignment images from the James Webb Space Telescope are coming back: From the Marshall Space Flight Center’s Flickr page: On March 11, the Webb team completed the stage of alignment known as “fine phasing.” At this key … Continue reading

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An item of local geography

A good marker of being an adult is when you find yourself regretting the lack of attention you paid in one class or another in grade school. In my case, sometimes it’s Earth Science, and I really did pay quite … Continue reading

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Starbirth, in progress

I saw this image on one of NASA’s Flickr streams and I had to share it. It’s a Hubble image of a star-forming region called the “Chameleon Cloud Complex”. Look how gorgeous this is! Here’s some explanation: The segment in … Continue reading

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