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Two Views of Earth

<b>Two Views of Earth</b><br>Image Credit: +NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute & NASA/JHU Applied Physics Lab/Carnegie Inst. Washington<br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130723.html<p>In a cross-Solar System interplanetary first, our Earth was photographed during the same day from both Mercury and Saturn. Pictured on the left, Earth is the pale blue dot just below the rings of Saturn, as captured by the robotic Cassini spacecraft now the gas giant. Pictured on the right, the Earth-Moon system is seen against …

Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Earth’s night lights: Watch 24-hour rotation in 30 seconds

Watch an animation of the night side of Earth for one rotation of our planet. Earth’s night twinkles with light, and the first thing to stand out is …

Astronomy

'Exploration first' boosts classroom learning - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Researchers who tweaked the “flipped classroom” model say students perform better when …

Flipped Classroom

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Newly Discovered Fossils of Ancient Lifeform Are 2.2 Billion Years Old

Newly discovered fossils provide evidence for life on Earth 2.2 billion years ago. The fossils are the size of match heads and were discovered in …

Check Out The First Trailer For Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos'

Oh, man. Oh, man. (Please be amazing.)<p>It's awesome on its own that Neil deGrasse Tyson is hosting a new mini-series. It's doubly awesome that the astrophysicist/science educator/Jon Stewart-corrector is hosting the next generation of Carl Sagan's beloved 13-part science series, <i>Cosmos: A Personal</i> …

APOD: Earth and Moon from Saturn (2013 Jul 22) Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130722.html Explanation: You are here. Everyone you've ever known is here. Every human who has ever lived -- is here. Pictured above is the Earth-Moon system as captured by the Cassini mission orbiting Saturn in the outer Solar System. Earth is the brighter and bluer of the two spots near the center, while the Moon is visible to its lower right. Images of Earth from Saturn were taken on Friday. Quickly released unprocessed images were released Saturday showing several streaks that are not stars but rather cosmic rays that struck the digital camera while it was taking the image. The above processed image was released earlier today. At nearly the same time, many humans on Earth were snapping their own pictures of Saturn. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17170 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130722 #APOD

APOD: Two Views of Earth (2013 Jul 23) Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute & NASA/JHU Applied Physics Lab/Carnegie Inst of Washington http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130723.html Explanation: In a cross-Solar System interplanetary first, our Earth was photographed during the same day from both Mercury and Saturn. Pictured on the left, Earth is the pale blue dot just below the rings of Saturn, as captured by the robotic Cassini spacecraft now the gas giant. Pictured on the right, the Earth-Moon system is seen against a dark background, as captured by the robotic MESSENGER spacecraft now orbiting Mercury. In the MESSENGER image, the Earth (left) and Moon (right) shine brightly with reflected sunlight. MESSENGER took the overexposed image last Friday as part of a search for small natural satellites of the innermost planet, moons that would be expected to be quite dim. During this same day, humans across planet Earth snapped many of their own pictures of Saturn. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17038 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17171 http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/image.php?image_id=1228 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130723 #APOD