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    NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Finds Ingredient Of Household Plastic In Space

    September 30, 2013 NASA's Cassini's spacecraft has detected propylene, a chemical used to make food-storage containers, car bumpers and other consumer products, on Saturn's moon Titan. This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on any moon or planet, other...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    Giant Diamonds In Space

    Cancer, the crab, scuttles high across the sky on January nights. It's not that much to look at -- a sprinkle of faint stars between Gemini and Leo. One of those stars is quite a treasure, though . It has at least five planets, making it one of the busiest planetary systems...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Lunar Eclipse 12.21.10

    I just found out from my astronomy acquaintences that there will be a lunar eclipse very early in the morning of Dec 21st 2010. Now I realize here @EP there are members from around the world, so my viewing time may differ from everyone elses. So below I have information that they...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 25 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    Huge Geek

    I have a telescope. I subscribe to nearly every astronomy podcast and news feed. I'm an actor by trade but my fantasy crush girl (I don't really have any but this is as close as it gets) is an astrophysicist at NASA/JPL Brains turn me on more than looks and if they are...
    ALLEVERWNTD ALLEVERWNTD 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    I have been a star gazer

    for a long time. For me when I watch the stars, whether through my telescope or with my unaided eye, I find that it brings me a sense of inclusion in something so much greater then I as an individual will ever be. One of the greatest thrills for me at least is to travel to a...
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    A STRANGE LONELY PLANET FOUND WITHOUT A STAR

    .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    New Way To Visualize How Earth Moves Around The Sun

    earth does not just turn around the sun... it spirals around the sun while the sun spirals through the galaxy. thinking that the earth simply turns around the sun, surprisingly, is equivalent to thinking the earth is flat!
    Sealotus Sealotus 31-35, F Nov 22, 2012

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    lunamars lunamars 16-17, F May 28

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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 31

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    Grooving On The Universe From My Couch

    There's two telescopes gathering dust in my house.Due to issues too numerous to mention, they are going to sit there for a while.Meanwhile, I'm using a wonderful app called "Star Chart" on my Iphone.No problem with lugging out the Newtonian, no worries about light pollution, next...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2012

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    I first got into astronomy

    when i was about 10 and i asked for a telescope for christmas, my dad thought it would just be something i'd use a couple of times and then i'd get bored. But it wasn't like that. Now im sixteen with my 3 telescopes (a reflector, refractor and a cassegrain one) and i love it! My...
    LivLovesMarilynM LivLovesMarilynM 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    A Blog About a Meteorite

    I wrote a blog about the meteorite I use as my avatar, and WiseOldOwl suggested I mention it here.  It's at: http://ebunbury.blogs.experienceproject.com/ :-)  E. Bunbury
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 4 Responses May 31, 2008

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    I was researching today (as I often do

    when there is nothing to do), and the next solar eclipse that will be visible in North America will be on August 21, 2017. This very interesting because not only is it a total solar eclipse, but it's on my mother's birthday. Yay science!
    1961selfie 1961selfie 13-15, F Mar 17

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    My Favorite Galaxy

    My absolute favorite, is the whirlpool galaxy M51. It`s the little picture you see for this group experience. I`ll write more later. :)
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    My Major

    This is my next and final study. I want to be an astronomer someday. So many interesting things like you know this rock we live on is traveling around 66,000 miles per hour in orbit around the sun, and we are collecting light from billions of years ago which is like looking back...
    chamberlain85 chamberlain85 26-30, M Dec 13, 2011

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    Just One Simple Dork Detail - I Like My Lunar Phase Indicator

    This is an applet for the panel in my operating system's specific graphical shell, it is written in the Python programming language by an open-source programmer in Australia:
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    Kepler: 22-b: Earth-like Planet Confirmed

    Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet in the "habitable zone' around a star not unlike our own. The planet, Kepler 22-b, lies about 600 light years away and is about 2.4 times the size of Earth, and has a temperature of about 22 C It is the closest...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    I could just gaze at the sky forever.

    I wish I knew all the constellations, at least all the major ones. I would spend hours on the roof if I could.
    xSummerofBiohazardx xSummerofBiohazardx 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Snow Day Spending

    I wonder if anybody has done a study of amateur astronomers' spending patterns.    I am off to my usual start this year, and I'm probably pretty typical.    As always, I've started the year with an unofficial budget for astro gear, so therefore, I feel funded and...
    Hillborn Hillborn 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    Finding An Asterism (or Constellation If You Prefer)

    Last night my Girl Friend, Brenda, asked if I could identify an asterism that looked like a cross that was about overhead in October. I first looked at my planisphere and saw that Cygnus, the Swan, contains an asterism that is a very good cross. In fact, sometimes Cygnus is...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    Amazing Stuff

    I really love looking at the stars when I have a clear sky, which isnt very often, with our weather conditions and light pollution, I recently was able to view the Andromeda galaxy as a naked eye object just about and as a fuzzy blur with binoculars...its so far away and the...
    penmin penmin 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    "The Darkest World Yet Discovered"

    It's known as TrES-2b, It orbits a Sun-like star thats about 750 light-years away The planet is a giant, like Jupiter. It's only a few million miles out from the star, though, so it's surface is heated to close to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, yet the planet reflects only about one...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Here is a picture of the Moon

    that I took with my Nikon L820.There is nothing more awesome than dragging out a telescope to look at the cosmos. Seeing things like Jupiter and Saturn with your naked eye is mind-boggling. An unexpected meteorite gives me goosebumps. Feel free to share your experience with...
    KeenOldCadavre KeenOldCadavre 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Has anyone noticed Aldebaran in the Taurus

    constellation spazzing out lately? Even in a hazy sky, it has been flashing really bright and red. (yes, i know its a red giant, and the 14th brightest star in the sky) It just seems unusually flashy. Check it out tonight.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    This is actually a question

    than an experience. If you have a chunk of white dwarf materiel the size of a house on earth would it's weight be enough to throw off the gravitational balancing act of the earth-moon system and would it even be enough to mess with the balance of the solar system? To compare...
    ScientificJustice ScientificJustice 26-30, M Jan 14

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    And I Mix Photography With Astronomy

    Back at the end of August through the beginning of October I was kind of active taking astronomy photos. And that same crescent Moon with a very faint Jupiter in the upper left corner. My first star trails picture. There is a lot wrong with it but I kept the mistakes in as a...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    I Love Astronomy

    Only losers are into astrology ! Real men study astronomy ! By the way, if you've got nothing else to do I suggest you read; 1.Thomas Kuhn The Copernican revolution 2. Hans Blumenberg;The Genesis of the Copernican World
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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    Zagami Meterorite

    Stardate.org October 3, 2012 Fifty years ago today, a Nigerian farmer near the village of Zagami was trying to shoo some cows from his corn field when he heard a loud explosion and was rocked by a blast wave. Seconds later, he saw something fall from the sky and slam into the...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    We Need Cooperation In Space

    if we are ever to go to mars it has to be an interaitonal effort. Yet NASA bans all cooperation with China, they have banned China from invovlement from ISS and no-one from China can even attend a scientiicc conference in a NASA building. This is real short-sightendess from the...
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    congratualtions to China

    for landing their lunar rover...first soft andig since 1976 (therfore first n my lifetime!!!!)
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    I used to love going outside to look at the

    night sky. Recently, the interest has died a bit, but I still love astronomy. I'd love to start stargazing regularly again. In high school, my grandfather gave me a telescope that through it I could actually see Jupiter and Saturn. It was one of the most humbling things I've...
    Pg33k Pg33k 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 3

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    Telescope + Saturn = magical.

    Big nerd and proud ;) but I have to say I'm freezing my *** off!
    mikey908 mikey908 22-25, M 3 Responses May 31

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    The Universe Is a Wonderous Place...

    I love astronomy, my family is part of an astronomy club, the LAS, and runs the kids version, Astro Kyds, along with our best family friends. Astronomy is one of the main reasons I love Sci-fi! I also love the Andromeda Galaxy!
    Jennir Jennir 22-25 2 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    Fan Of Astronomy?

    This program to easily install on your PC gives you real time the positions of all celestial objects.Introduce your local settings latitude / longitude and your night sky is on your screen ...Have fun !StarCalc Home Page :  http://homes.relex.ru/~zalex/main.htmStarCalc (English...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    Astro lover! I've always had a huge interest in

    star constellations! I did study Astronomy on my last year for my College Science course and enjoyed learning all about it!I enjoyed learning about the life of the stars with all the different stages...As well as all about the solar system and making night observations with the...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Epic Astronomy Quotes

    "...This did not happen by chance" ----Isaac Newton "Imagine you can play God and fiddle with the settings of the great cosmic machine. Turn this knob and make electrons a bit heavier; twiddle that one and make gravitation a trifle weaker. What would be the effect? The universe...
    Bannedforyoursins Bannedforyoursins 70+, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    I love contemplating the Universe.

    So vast and I am so small. I love contemplating infinity but not too much as three of the four mathematicians who studied infinity went insane. The infinitely big and infinitely small fascinate me. I look at APOD every day.
    jpkparker jpkparker 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Things Are Looking Up!

    I've always been a skywatcher. For me, the cosmos is humbling beyond words. Over time, I've acquired two telescopes, binoculars, and a big crane in the neck! There is nothing more sublime than the utter grandeur of the night sky.
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M Oct 29, 2013

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    Cosmic Joy

    Ive always loved astronomy with all my heart. Me and my dad go out under the stars with our telescope and stargaze, and i love looking at the moon and planets. I want to become an astrophysicist when I'm older and learn more about the cosmos. I love it when I see and hear young...
    BrideOfEyelessJack BrideOfEyelessJack 16-17, F May 2, 2012

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    This One's Gonna Be Close

    Source: CNN An Asteroid Is Coming Tomorrow, February 15. It's Asteroid 2012 DA 14. It's heading toward Earth at 17, 450 miles per hour, according to NASA, and the tug of out planet's gravitational field will cause it to accelerate when it gets here. But it's not going to...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    Is There Life On Europa?

    Europa is one of the more than 60 moons of Jupiter, It was discovered in 1610 by Galileo. Slightly smaller than the Earth's moon, Europa is primarily made of silicate rock and probably has an iron core. It has a tenuous atmosphere composed primarily of Oxygen. It's surface is...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    Doing Calculations of space distances this may blow your mind and

    Well today as of December 7th,2013 Ive been here all day doing major calculations....Ive been taking the time light travels from the earth to the sun and correlating that to voyager one which is approximately 121 AUs(Astronomical Units)away from us or 11 billion 253 million miles...
    CoolIntellectualJames88 CoolIntellectualJames88 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Astronomy And Islam

    Let's go to the beginning, to the very beginning. Before the big bang, there was a state of timelessness. Quran 6:101 - "Creator of the heavens and the earth from nothingness..." Throughout the Qur'an, Allah created everything from something, except the universe, which was...
    Bannedforyoursins Bannedforyoursins 70+, M 14 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    If you're able and have a telescope

    or binoculars you should go out and look at Uranus tonight. It's amazing.
    20Somethin 20Somethin 18-21, M Jan 9

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    Stars In The Night

    “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” - Galileo Galilei
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    I recently got a new telescope.

    I haven't had one since I was a kid. I got an 8" Celestron. It is wonderful! I haven't had that many opportunities to use it yet, as there has been a lot of snow around me, but I did get to see Jupiter! It is so much fun!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 20

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    The Simple Truth

    When I was a kid, my dad was joking around with me, and he inadvertently taught me something that I believe became one on the most important things I know. A simple concept that eventually changed the way I viewed all of nature and life and religion and existence and perspective...
    NJguitarist NJguitarist 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    Quasars

    Stardate Feb, 5, 2013 Despite what we see in the movies, there aren't many "Eureka" moments in science ----- moments when a single discovery unlocks a big secret Yet one such moment came 50 years ago today. It soon led to the astonishing truth about some of the most powerful...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Yes , Astronomy

    I really like astronomy , I think I can find myself in it .I can say Astronomy is like A very wide and big door that lets us to know who we are in this universe .
    bluenebula bluenebula 22-25, M 9 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Ok... this is what happened... It was my Senior Year in High School and I'm the type of girl that gets along with everyone, so I had a big group of friends but I never considered...
    JCTY1512 JCTY1512 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Letter home from School Dear Dad, $chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can't think of anything I need, $o if...
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    I believe in love. That is actually an understatement. I don’t mean lust, as most men are programmed for that. It is part of our DNA ladies please forgive us. What I am talking...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago