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NASA Strengthens My Faith

Day 18: Giving Thanks For Science ♥

This year the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a stunning and exciting announcement  – the discovery of seven new planets in a solar system called Trappist-1, only 40 light years away from our earth! 670 more words


NGC 7822: Stars and Dust Pillars in Infrared - Astronomy Image of the day

Young stars themselves are clearing out their nursery in NGC 7822. Within the nebula, bright edges and complex dust sculptures dominate this detailed skyscape taken in infrared light by NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite. 104 more words


Observatory Update

Our initial plan for the observatory was to use LouAnn plywood and paint the outside of the dome with colors to match the house.  The individual sections of the dome were crafted and applied to the frame.  157 more words


Blazing Meteor Fireball, Bright as 100 Moons, Lights Up Arctic Sky

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was “the glow of 100 full moons” and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. 514 more words


Astronomy across the Medieval World

An extremely interesting conference organised by the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics, based at St Cross College, University of Oxford, ‘Astronomy across the Medieval World… 352 more words

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Dog ownership linked to lower mortality

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According to Medical Xpress

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A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health.

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