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Bellatrix Orionis - Views from the edge of the Universe

Bellatrix Orionis - Views from the edge of the Universe
Interesting things that Bellatrix Orionis is hoping to observe in the night sky for March 2014. Visual guide from Hubble Planets Dwarf Planets Pluto – Is in the constellation of Sagittarius and is at magnitude +14.2. Ceres – Is in the constellation of Virgo with a magnitude of +7.1

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worldclock.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) POODWADDLE WORLD CLOCKThe World Stats Counter (V 7.0) This minute 250 babies will be born, 100 people will die, 20 violent crimes will be reported, and the US debt will climb $1 million. The World Clock tells more than time. It shows a live picture of our changing world. The World Clock is too large for a single page. It had to be divided into multiple categories. Scientists Find Evidence for “Great Lake” on Europa and Potential New Habitat for Life Europa's "Great Lake." Researchers predict many more such lakes are scattered throughout the moon's icy shell. Credit: Britney Schmidt/Dead Pixel VFX/Univ. of Texas at Austin. Watch animation of how lakes form inside Europa’s icy shell. In a significant finding in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa.

Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever--so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe. The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it's turning out to be pretty lush. Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water--20,000 times over. Yes, so much water out there in space that it could supply each one of us all the water on Earth--Niagara Falls, the Pacific Ocean, the polar ice caps, the puddle in the bottom of the canoe you forgot to flip over--20,000 times over.

It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away Underwater digital photographs by Mark Mawson Title: Kafka via Blind Pony "It's entirely conceivable that life's splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away. But there it lies—not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If we call it by the right word, by the right name, then it comes.

2012 - 10 - Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe 4.88 /5 ( 57 votes cast) Rate this Video Currently 5 out of 5 Stars. Thank you for rating! You have already rated this page, you can only rate it once! 2012 February 8 - Enceladus Backlit by Saturn Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 February 8 Explanation: This moon is shining by the light of its planet.

logy Magazine An odd, previously unseen landform could provide a window into the geological history of Mars, according to new research by University of Washington geologists. Understanding Mars' geological history can provide many clues about the potential for past life on the red planet. They call the structures periodic bedrock ridges (and they use the abbreviation PBRs to evoke a favorite brand of beer). The ridges look like sand dunes but, rather than being made from material piled up by the wind, the scientists say the ridges actually form from wind erosion of bedrock. "These bedforms look for all the world like sand dunes but they are carved into hard rock by wind," said David Montgomery, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences. It is something there are not many analogs for on Earth."

Picture of the Week In this new Hubble image, we can see an almost face-on view of the galaxy NGC 1084. At first glance, this galaxy is pretty unoriginal. Like the majority of galaxies that we observe it is a spiral galaxy, and, as with about half of all spirals, it has no bar running through its loosely wound arms. 50th Anniversary of Canada in Space 9/24/2012 to 9/30/2012 May 23, 1963: Canada partners with NASA on ionospheric studies Following the success of Alouette, Canada partners with NASA through the International Satellites for Ionospheric Studies (ISIS) program. Canada's ISIS satellites achieved near-perfect performance and orbits — with a high percentage of successful experiments. The data spawned more than 1,200 scientific papers. Next year, CASSIOPE will be launched to study “space weather” in the ionosphere, an extension of these early studies.

Image: Sediment in Lake Erie As Seen From Space NASA image acquired March 21, 2012. After a nearly ice-free winter, Lake Erie was filled with multi-colored swirls of sediment on the first days of spring, 2012. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of the southern Great Lakes region on March 21, 2012 at 16:25 UTC (12:25 p.m. Body Retouching Process Overview « Body Retouching « Tutorials « PSD Box – Original Photoshop Tutorials This is a quick overview of the process I follow when I make body retouching. I will show you how I use the Mixer Brush Tool, How I apply make up and how I change the illumination using filters and adjustment layers combined with blend modes. Download contents Original videoOriginal PSD fileStock image used

About the Kavli Prize “The Kavli Prizes recognize three scientific areas we believe are exceptionally exciting in the 21st Century and at the brink of remarkable discoveries – astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Created to honor, support and recognize scientists whose work have had a profound impact in these areas, through these Prizes we also hope to raise people's awareness of the benefits of basic science in their own lives.” — Fred Kavli, founder of The Kavli Foundation Science prizes for the 21st century, the Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Consisting of a scroll, medal and cash award of one million dollars, a prize in each of these areas is awarded every two years beginning in 2008.

Opportunity finds 'vein' deposited by water NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU A color view of the mineral vein Homestake taken with the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has found a bright vein of a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water. Analysis of the vein will help researchers better understand the history of wet environments on Mars. "This tells a slam-dunk story that water flowed through underground fractures in the rock," said Steve Squyres, Cornell's Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy and principal scientific investigator for Opportunity.

What You Need to Know About Photo Stream If you have a new enough iPhone or iPad, you can now edit photos on the device. Photo Charlie Sorrel iOS 5 is here, and with it iCloud. ICloud is the biggest step yet towards cutting the cord with desktop computers, and it arguably does away with the old-fashioned idea of files and folders.