Mercury shrinking NASA confirms: 4.3 miles in 4bn years. Mercury is shrinking, its radius reduced as much as 4.3 miles over the past four billion years, scientists have confirmed, with the planet contracting as its iron core cools. by carol.hasky
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carol.hasky Mercury shrinking NASA confirms: 4.3 miles in 4bn years. Mercury is shrinking, its radius reduced as much as 4.3 miles over the past four billion years, scientists have confirmed, with the planet contracting as its iron core cools.
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In 2004, astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring 4,000 km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after a star burns out. Recently scientists have been able to study the contents of the white dwarf, and they’ve confirmed that the crystallized carbon interior of the star is, in fact, the galaxy’s largest diamond. by carol.hasky
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carol.hasky In 2004, astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring 4,000 km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after a star burns out. Recently scientists have been able to study the contents of the white dwarf, and they’ve confirmed that the crystallized carbon interior of the star is, in fact, the galaxy’s largest diamond.
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WHO confirms H7N9 cases as labs track risks -  The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed four recent novel H7N9 avian flu cases, as scientists revealed their latest risk assessments based on genetic monitoring and lab tests. by hilary
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hilary WHO confirms H7N9 cases as labs track risks - The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed four recent novel H7N9 avian flu cases, as scientists revealed their latest risk assessments based on genetic monitoring and lab tests.
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GJ 504 b: Pretty in Pink For those of you who love the color pink, you might enjoy a recent discovery in the world of astronomy. NASA scientists have discovered a gas giant planet around four times the size of Jupiter, 57 light years away from Earth. The large exoplanet, which orbits the Sun-like star; 59 Virginis (GJ 504), is making scientists question prior theories about planetary formation. Also, did we mention it is pink? Read more about this fascinating planet her by bessie
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bessie GJ 504 b: Pretty in Pink For those of you who love the color pink, you might enjoy a recent discovery in the world of astronomy. NASA scientists have discovered a gas giant planet around four times the size of Jupiter, 57 light years away from Earth. The large exoplanet, which orbits the Sun-like star; 59 Virginis (GJ 504), is making scientists question prior theories about planetary formation. Also, did we mention it is pink? Read more about this fascinating planet her
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Hubble Uncovers Evidence of Farthest Planet Forming From its Star By NASA Goddard Photo and Video Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found compelling evidence of a planet forming 7.5 billion miles away from its star, a finding that may challenge current theories about planet formation. by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 Hubble Uncovers Evidence of Farthest Planet Forming From its Star By NASA Goddard Photo and Video Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found compelling evidence of a planet forming 7.5 billion miles away from its star, a finding that may challenge current theories about planet formation.
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chunk of the Alvord Meteorite, discovered in Iowa in 1976. The criss-crossing, internal structure seen here is known as the Widmanstätten Pattern. Commonly found in iron meteorites, the distinctive design is formed as the liquid metal at the core of a newly formed meteorite (comprising mostly nickel and iron) cools very slowly over the course of millions of years. by jodie
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jodie chunk of the Alvord Meteorite, discovered in Iowa in 1976. The criss-crossing, internal structure seen here is known as the Widmanstätten Pattern. Commonly found in iron meteorites, the distinctive design is formed as the liquid metal at the core of a newly formed meteorite (comprising mostly nickel and iron) cools very slowly over the course of millions of years.
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A NASA spacecraft that's nearing dwarf planet Ceres has returned new images showing the mysterious lights that have scientists scratching their heads. by batjas88
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batjas88 A NASA spacecraft that's nearing dwarf planet Ceres has returned new images showing the mysterious lights that have scientists scratching their heads.
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An illustration depicts the possible extent of an ancient lake inside Gale Crater, where the rover landed in August 2012. The $2.5 billion NASA mission set out to explore Gale Crater, which was thought to have once hosted flowing water. Curiosity found evidence of clay formations, or "mudstone," in the crater's Yellowknife Bay, scientists said in 2013. This clay may have held the key ingredients for life billions of years ago. It means a lake by souad ⵙⵄⵓⴰⴷ derrouich ⴷⴻⵔⵔⵄⵓⵉⵛⵀ
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souad ⵙⵄⵓⴰⴷ derrouich ⴷⴻⵔⵔⵄⵓⵉⵛⵀ An illustration depicts the possible extent of an ancient lake inside Gale Crater, where the rover landed in August 2012. The $2.5 billion NASA mission set out to explore Gale Crater, which was thought to have once hosted flowing water. Curiosity found evidence of clay formations, or "mudstone," in the crater's Yellowknife Bay, scientists said in 2013. This clay may have held the key ingredients for life billions of years ago. It means a lake
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Largest water reservoir discovered in black hole. The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way. It exists as vapour spread across hundreds of light years. While water has been found across much of the universe previously, this is interesting because of the fact this reservoir is 12 billion light years away, meaning that this water existed when the universe was only 1.6 billion years old. by latonya
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latonya Largest water reservoir discovered in black hole. The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way. It exists as vapour spread across hundreds of light years. While water has been found across much of the universe previously, this is interesting because of the fact this reservoir is 12 billion light years away, meaning that this water existed when the universe was only 1.6 billion years old.
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Largest water reservoir discovered in black hole.    The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way. It exists as vapour spread across hundreds of light years.    While water has been found across much of the universe previously, this is interesting because of the fact this reservoir is 12 billion light years away, meaning that this water existed when the universe was only 1.6 billion years old. by latonya
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latonya Largest water reservoir discovered in black hole. The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way. It exists as vapour spread across hundreds of light years. While water has been found across much of the universe previously, this is interesting because of the fact this reservoir is 12 billion light years away, meaning that this water existed when the universe was only 1.6 billion years old.
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This is the Night Sky Over the Next 7 Billion Years as Andromeda collides with out galaxy. by proteamundi
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proteamundi This is the Night Sky Over the Next 7 Billion Years as Andromeda collides with out galaxy.
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Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.85-3.9 Billion Years from now This image is one of a series of photo illustrations showing the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy, as it will unfold over the next several billion years. Image credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger. Edit: M. Hauser hauserfoto.com by marlene
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marlene Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.85-3.9 Billion Years from now This image is one of a series of photo illustrations showing the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy, as it will unfold over the next several billion years. Image credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger. Edit: M. Hauser hauserfoto.com
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I often get asked how the Advanced Style ladies stay so beautiful and active as they age. I have learned over the past three years that it by carol.delashmit
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carol.delashmit I often get asked how the Advanced Style ladies stay so beautiful and active as they age. I have learned over the past three years that it
Aging With Class!!
This grotto is over a billion years old & is one of the Southwest's best-kept secrets... Just gorgeous. ♥ by marcella
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marcella This grotto is over a billion years old & is one of the Southwest's best-kept secrets... Just gorgeous. ♥
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Pallasite Meteorite: Pallasites are stony-iron meteorites derived from an extinct planet that was detroyed during the formation of our solar system approximately 4.5 billion years ago. They come from the boundary between the silica rich mantle and the iron-nickel core of the planet. Pallasites contain olivine (Peridot) "space gems" embedded in an iron nickel matrix. When sliced thinly and polished, the stable pallasites make exceptional display by rosalind
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rosalind Pallasite Meteorite: Pallasites are stony-iron meteorites derived from an extinct planet that was detroyed during the formation of our solar system approximately 4.5 billion years ago. They come from the boundary between the silica rich mantle and the iron-nickel core of the planet. Pallasites contain olivine (Peridot) "space gems" embedded in an iron nickel matrix. When sliced thinly and polished, the stable pallasites make exceptional display
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and reminds me of the past four years so i have to limit it now. sux by azure angel
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azure angel and reminds me of the past four years so i have to limit it now. sux
amen
The largest canyon in the solar system, called Valles Marineris, cuts a wide swath across the face of Mars. The grand valley extends over 1,864 miles , up to 373 miles across, and as much as 8 km deep. - Credit: Viking Project, USGS, NASA by Hercio Dias
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Hercio Dias The largest canyon in the solar system, called Valles Marineris, cuts a wide swath across the face of Mars. The grand valley extends over 1,864 miles , up to 373 miles across, and as much as 8 km deep. - Credit: Viking Project, USGS, NASA
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Nuummite...discovered in Greenland in 1982 is over 3 billion years old, one of the oldest stones known to man. Known as the "Empath Stone" it has high vibrational qualities. by bernice
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bernice Nuummite...discovered in Greenland in 1982 is over 3 billion years old, one of the oldest stones known to man. Known as the "Empath Stone" it has high vibrational qualities.
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Scientists have found a stunningly preserved arthropod, called a fuxhianhuiid, in a flipped position that reveals its feeding limbs & nervous system, the earliest ex-ample of a nervous system that extended past the head; the prim-itive creature may have used the limbs to push food into its mouth as it crept across the sea floor by echkbet
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echkbet Scientists have found a stunningly preserved arthropod, called a fuxhianhuiid, in a flipped position that reveals its feeding limbs & nervous system, the earliest ex-ample of a nervous system that extended past the head; the prim-itive creature may have used the limbs to push food into its mouth as it crept across the sea floor
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Crop circles as they have evolved over the years by florence
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florence Crop circles as they have evolved over the years
just sayin
Hope.  What the sweet Lord has taught me so much over the past two years.  I love Him. by evangeline
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evangeline Hope. What the sweet Lord has taught me so much over the past two years. I love Him.
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The White Marble by NASA - Earth captured in its entirety from an altitude of 512 miles (824 kilometers) over the North Pole. via by sogoodcanthelpit
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sogoodcanthelpit The White Marble by NASA - Earth captured in its entirety from an altitude of 512 miles (824 kilometers) over the North Pole. via
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The Single Most Mind-Altering Photograph Humanity Has Ever Taken: The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spaceprobe from a record distance of about 6 billionkilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a fraction of a pixel (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space. by ella
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ella The Single Most Mind-Altering Photograph Humanity Has Ever Taken: The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spaceprobe from a record distance of about 6 billionkilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a fraction of a pixel (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space.
Heavenly home
Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gilese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth. by grace
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grace Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gilese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.
Astronomy
This photo, released by NASA and the European Space Agency to commemorate the Hubble Space Telescope’s completion of 100,000th orbit around the Earth in its 18th year of exploration and discovery, scientists have aimed Hubble to take a snapshot of a dazzling region of celestial birth and renewal. In the image, a small portion of the nebula star cluster NGC 2074, located 170,000 light-years away, can be observed. by martha
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martha This photo, released by NASA and the European Space Agency to commemorate the Hubble Space Telescope’s completion of 100,000th orbit around the Earth in its 18th year of exploration and discovery, scientists have aimed Hubble to take a snapshot of a dazzling region of celestial birth and renewal. In the image, a small portion of the nebula star cluster NGC 2074, located 170,000 light-years away, can be observed.
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"Are you hispanic?" "No." "Native American?" "No, I'm Italian" Though the past few years I haven't been tanning as much. by jill
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jill "Are you hispanic?" "No." "Native American?" "No, I'm Italian" Though the past few years I haven't been tanning as much.
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How Much Have These "Saved By The Bell" Cast Members Changed Over The Years by marlene
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marlene How Much Have These "Saved By The Bell" Cast Members Changed Over The Years
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The most Earth-like world yet detected beyond our solar system has been discovered, scientists say. With a radius that is just 1.5 times that of Earth, the potential planet is a so-called “super-Earth,” meaning it is just slightly larger than the Earth. The planet orbits a star similar to the sun at a distance that falls within the “habitable zone”, the region where liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface. The planet, if confirmed, could be a prime candidate to host alien life. by terri
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terri The most Earth-like world yet detected beyond our solar system has been discovered, scientists say. With a radius that is just 1.5 times that of Earth, the potential planet is a so-called “super-Earth,” meaning it is just slightly larger than the Earth. The planet orbits a star similar to the sun at a distance that falls within the “habitable zone”, the region where liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface. The planet, if confirmed, could be a prime candidate to host alien life.
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Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. The site of the ancient city — that includes several sphinxes and at least four giant pyramids plus other structures — amazingly sits within the boundaries of the fabled Bermuda Triangle. by wteresa
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wteresa Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. The site of the ancient city — that includes several sphinxes and at least four giant pyramids plus other structures — amazingly sits within the boundaries of the fabled Bermuda Triangle.
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Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, dubbed Black Marble in reference to previous daytime Blue Marble images, is constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite. It shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before...Picture: NASA EO/Rex Features by marcy
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marcy Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, dubbed Black Marble in reference to previous daytime Blue Marble images, is constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite. It shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before...Picture: NASA EO/Rex Features
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from a billion miles away, the cassini spacecraft continues to send spectacular images of saturn and its moons. • via wired by jodi
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jodi from a billion miles away, the cassini spacecraft continues to send spectacular images of saturn and its moons. • via wired
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