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Environment

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 …

Got 5 minutes? Learn to see Saturn

June, July and August are especially good months for viewing Saturn in 2017. But you can find Saturn in May, 2017, too, especially when the moon …

Astronomy

Find Hercules between 2 bright stars

Tonight, try locating one of the coolest constellations up there. The constellation Hercules the Kneeling Giant can be seen ascending in the …

APOD: Lunar Eclipses (2013 Apr 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Igor Vin'yaminov http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130425.html Explanation: The dark, inner shadow of planet Earth is called the umbra. Shaped like a cone extending into space, it has a circular cross section and is most easily seen during a lunar eclipse. But the complete cross section is larger than the Moon's angular size in the stages of an eclipse. Still, this thoughtful composite illustrates the full extent of the circular shadow by utilizing images from both partial and total eclipses passing through different parts of the umbra. The images span the years 1997 to 2011, diligently captured with the same optics, from Voronezh, Russia. Along the bottom and top are stages of the partial lunar eclipses from September 2006 and August 2008 respectively. In the rightside bottom image, the Moon is entering the umbra for the total eclipse of September 1997. At left bottom, the Moon leaves the umbra after totality in May 2004. Middle right, center, and left, are stages of the total eclipse of June 2011, including the central, deep red total phase. During today's brief partial lunar eclipse seen only from the eastern hemisphere, the Moon will just slightly graze the umbra's lower edge. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130425 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0425

APOD: A Year on the Sun (2013 Apr 26) Image Credit: NASA, Solar Dynamics Observatory http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130426.html Explanation: Our solar system's miasma of incandescent plasma, the Sun may look a little scary here. The picture is a composite of 25 images recorded in extreme ultraviolet light by the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory between April 16, 2012 and April 15, 2013. The particular wavelength of light, 171 angstroms, shows emission from highly ionized iron atoms in the solar corona at a characteristic temperatures of about 600,000 kelvins (about 1 million degrees F). Girdling both sides of the equator during the approach to maximum in its 11-year solar cycle, the solar active regions are laced with bright loops and arcs along magnetic field lines. Of course, a more familiar visible light view would show the bright active regions as groups of dark sunspots. Three years of Solar Dynamics Observatory images are compressed into this short video. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sdo/news/first-light-3rd.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHvPJp9YFfY Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130426 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0426

APOD: Sharp Stereo (2013 Apr 27) Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSL http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130427.html Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and gaze across the floor of Gale crater on Mars. From your vantage point on the deck of the Curiosity Rover Mount Sharp, the crater's 5 kilometer high central mountain looms over the southern horizon. Poised in the foreground is the rover's robotic arm with tool turret extended toward the flat veined patch of martian surface dubbed "John Klein". A complete version of the stereo view spans 360 degrees, digitally stitched together from the rover's left and right navigation camera frames taken in late January. The layered lower slopes of Mount Sharp, formally known as Aeolis Mons, are a future destination for Curiosity. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16925 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130427 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0427

This New Data Should Make You Pretty Nervous About the Latest Bird Flu

Fiery Afghan bus crash kills 45, Taliban blamed

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A bus collided on Friday with the wreckage of a truck that had been attacked by Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, killing 45 people aboard the bus in a fiery crash, officials said.<p>The battered oil tanker had been left in the middle of a narrow road near the …

Boston bombing suspects' mom in terror database

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva was added to a terrorism database with her son Tamerlan Tsarnaev about 18 months before the attack.<p>About 18 months before the Boston Marathon bombings, the CIA added the mother of the two suspects to a terrorism database after Russian authorities raised concerns that she and her …

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