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How to Share Your Photos on Earth Day with NASA

NASA is hosting a new social media campaign to prepare its audience for Earth Day an annual event celebrating our planet – and the importance of environmental protection – on Monday (April 22). [19659002] Social media users on Instagram, Twitter, and the NASA Earth Facebook Events Page can post a close-up photo of their favorite natural features on our home …

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How the full moon got its nickname in April

Receive the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE 19. April 2019, 10:34 PM GMT To By David Freeman It's not pink, sometimes referred to as the Pink Moon, but anyone who expects the sky to have a rosy moon is going to be very disappointed. For all the attention that falls on the pink moon – questions like "What time is the moon?" …

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Israel's Beresheet Moon Lander's Last Photo Before It Crashed

Beresheet launched to Earth orbit after hitting a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on February 21. It spent the next six weeks performing maneuvers called engine burns to get closer to the moon. On April 4, it finally entered the moon's orbit, making Israel one of seven nations to make any sort of spacecraft that close to the moon. On April …

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NASA's new Planet Hunting Telescope has just found its first earth-sized world

NASA's new Planet Hunting Telescope, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), has just found its first earth-sized world. Although the Earth-sized planet and its hot Neptune companion were first observed by TESS In January 2019, it was taken until now to confirm their status with observations on the ground. The discovery was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. When TESS was …

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For $ 2 a plans, you can board your orchid with an expert

Richmond, Va. – Vascular surgeon Marc Warner and his wife Marnie are pet lovers. Yet Marc said the love he has for his menagerie is nothing compared to the attachment he has made with his pet orchids. "You get close to them over the years," he said. Marc said he's a regular, normal guy. "I just got an orchid. And …

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How to See the Lyrid Meteor Shower known for its bright fireballs

Lyrid meteor shower recorded in 2012 by astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station Ire. NASA The first big meteor shower for more than three months has peaked on Sunday and Monday evenings when the Lyrids let spring sky shine over the northern hemisphere drawback because the moon is still nearly full on Sunday and Monday (the full moon …

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Shark eggs are a bit unusual

They are close to the top of the list when it comes to unusual objects that could be washed up on the beach. The objects are sometimes referred to as "mermaid purses". Sometimes they are also called "devil wallets". But they are not a bag, purse or even man-made. Instead, they are sharks. The bags are often confusing to those …

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Lee Smolin's "Einstein's Unfinished Revolution" examines the problem of quantum physics and reality: NPR

Does reality need realism? If that seems like a strange question to you, keep in mind the fact that this is extremely pressing for physicists and their most successful theory about the physical world. This theory is called quantum mechanics – and every digital electronic device you've ever used owes its existence to the understanding of physics at the atomic …

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