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Have an Epic Digital Detox in Norway

Pristine natural beauty, stunning fjords, and art masterpieces will leave a lasting impression. Unplug and recharge in Norway this summer.<p>Prized for …

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How to Find Your Purpose in Life

Most people want to know how to find your purpose in life … why am I here?<p>The question churns through your mind constantly.<p>What am I supposed to do …

APOD: 3D 67P (2014 Nov 29) Image Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and float next to a comet! The Rosetta mission lander Philae's ROLIS camera snapped the two frames used to create this stereo anaglyph for 3D viewing during its November 12 descent to the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet's curious double lobed nucleus is seen nearly end on from a distance of about 3 kilometers, about 1 hour before Philae arrived at the surface. Philae's initial landing site is near the center of the front facing lobe. Part of a landing gear foot cuts across the upper right corner, in the close foreground of the 3D-view. Philae bounced twice in the comet's weak gravity after its first contact with the surface. Using high resolution camera images from the Rosetta orbiter along with data from the lander's instruments, controllers have followed Philae's impromptu journey over the comet's surface and have identified a likely area for its final resting place. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

The Spirit of Sauntering: Thoreau on the Art of Walking and the Perils of a Sedentary Lifestyle

<i>“Go out and walk. That is the glory of life,”</i> Maira Kalman exhorted in her glorious visual memoir. A century and a half earlier, another remarkable mind made a beautiful and timeless case for that basic, infinitely rewarding, yet presently endangered human activity.<p><b>Henry David Thoreau</b> (July 12, …

APOD: Welcome to a Comet (2014 Nov 14) Image Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA Explanation: The Rosetta Mission lander is safely on a comet. One of Philae's feet appears at the bottom left of this spectacular image of the surface of C67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Still a happy lander, Philae bounced twice before settling and returning images from the surface, traveling a kilometer or so after initially touching at the targeted site Agilkia. A surface panorama suggests that the lander has come to rest tilted and near a shadowing wall, with its solar panels getting less illumination that hoped. Philae's science instruments are working as planned and data is being relayed during communications windows, when the Rosetta spacecraft is above the lander's new horizon. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD