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The Most Astounding Fact

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Bigger than me, you, politics, religion, capitalism… We can be better.

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October 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

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One Small Step

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It was never for a country or for a god.
It was first and foremost a step for mankind.

Mankind needs a new collective destination.

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August 26, 2012 at 9:55 am

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Welcome Back to Mars!

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Mount Sharp, Mars

This image taken by NASA’s Curiosity shows what lies ahead for the rover — its main science target, Mount Sharp. The rover’s shadow can be seen in the foreground, and the dark bands beyond are dunes. Rising up in the distance is the highest peak Mount Sharp at a height of about 3.4 miles, taller than Mt. Whitney in California. The Curiosity team hopes to drive the rover to the mountain to investigate its lower layers, which scientists think hold clues to past environmental change.

NASA’s Curiosity

Maybe we’re on Mars because of the magnificent science that can be done there – the gates of the wonder world are opening in our time. Maybe we’re on Mars because we have to be, because there’s a deep nomadic impulse built into us by the evolutionary process, we come after all, from hunter gatherers, and for 99.9% of our tenure on Earth we’ve been wanderers. And, the next place to wander to, is Mars. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you. ~ Carl Sagan

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August 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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Dare Mighty Things

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Curiosity lands on Mars August 5, 2012 @ 10:31 pm PDT

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June 26, 2012 at 11:37 am

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Wanderers – A Pale Blue Dot – Carl Sagan

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August 10, 2010 at 8:03 am

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Asteroid Impact Simulation

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August 10, 2009 at 11:02 pm

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Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

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August 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm

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UFO Sighting Lake Havasu – July 3, 2009

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August 2, 2009 at 12:28 am

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Polar Mesospheric Clouds

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NASA: A NASA satellite has captured the first occurrence this summer of mysterious shiny polar clouds that form 50 miles above Earth’s surface.

The first observations of these “night-shining” clouds by a satellite named “AIM” which means Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, occurred above 70 degrees north latitude on May 25. People on the ground began seeing the clouds on June 6 over Northern Europe. AIM is the first satellite mission dedicated to the study of these unusual clouds.

These mystifying clouds are called Polar Mesospheric Clouds, or PMCs, when they are viewed from space and referred to as “night-shining” clouds or Noctilucent Clouds, when viewed by observers on Earth. The clouds form in an upper layer of the Earth’s atmosphere called the mesosphere during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer season which began in mid-May and extends through the end of August and are being seen by AIM’s instruments more frequently as the season progresses. They are also seen in the high latitudes during the summer months in the Southern Hemisphere.

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July 27, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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New Jupiter Impact Nearly Quarter of the Size of Earth

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Credit: Paul Kalas (UCB), Michael Fitzgerald (LLNL/UCLA), Franck Marchis (SETI Institute/UCB), James Graham (UCB)

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July 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm

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