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View From an F-15D

NASA pilot Jim Less and photographer Jim Ross pull their F-15D #897 aircraft away from a KC-135 refueling tanker. NASA is supporting the Edwards Air Force Base F-15 program with safety and photo chase expertise. 6 more words

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View From an F-15D

Imagen del día (NASA)

NASA pilot Jim Less and photographer Jim Ross pull their F-15D #897 aircraft away from a KC-135 refueling tanker. NASA is supporting the Edwards Air Force Base F-15 program with safety and photo chase expertise. 6 more words

Astronomy

From phys.org: "Discovery shows what the solar system looked like as a 'toddler'"


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May 27, 2015
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Left: Image of HD 115600 showing a bright debris ring viewed nearly edge-on and located just beyond a Pluto-like distance to the star. 789 more words

Basic Research

Wednesday(?) is astronomy day!

I took the weekend off, so here is the astronomy update for last week: the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii will continue construction, the brightest galaxy in the universe is found, and what on Earth (or rather, Mars) is green rust? 491 more words

Saturn: Crash Course Astronomy #18 by thecrashcourse: Saturn...

Saturn: Crash Course Astronomy #18

by thecrashcourse:

Saturn is the crown jewel of the solar system, beautiful and fascinating. It is a gas giant, and has a broad set of rings made of ice particles.

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The Weirdness of Near-Future America

You, Little Sylvia, will come up knowing the truth, but to the rest of the world–to jellyfishes, crackers, finkies, and swells, to Bosom families and Consolidated alike–the stars are not real.

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