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Blood Moon

The Blood Moon of April 15, 2014 captured as the earth was starting to move out of the Lunar Eclipse.

Captured in Rosemount, Minnesota

Camera Details: Nikon COOLPIX L120 ƒ/5.81 sec.132 mm800 ISO… 8 more words

Scenic Photography

You found a planet!: Robert Simpson crowdsources scientific research and accelerates discovery at Zooniverse

Scientific research is generating far more data than the average researcher can get through. Meanwhile, modern computing has yet to catch up with the superior discernment of the human eye. 2,634 more words

TED Fellows

Neil deGrasse Tyson in 'The Inexplicable Universe'

If you’re enjoying the Cosmos series, you might enjoy these lectures by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which I discovered yesterday is now on Netflix.  The lectures are fairly far ranging covering things like string theory, dark matter, dark energy, gravitational anomalies, and many other things. 61 more words


Sun Enters Aries Today

Today Friday 18 April at 11 pm CDT, (Saturday 19 April 4 UT), the Sun in its apparent eastward motion along the ecliptic, moves out of the constellation… 123 more words


From NASA/Chandra: "Hydra A: Black Hole Pumps Iron" 2009

NASA Chandra

Hydra A is a galaxy cluster about 840 million light years from Earth. Evidence for powerful outbursts from the supermassive black hole at the center are seen in the Chandra data. 336 more words

Basic Research

Amazing Galaxy of the Week - King of Clusters

In Galaxy Zoo we ask you to classify the single galaxy in the centre of the image, and more often than not that is all there is. 49 more words

Citizen Science