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Five potentially habitable exoplanets

Planetary alignment of Venus, Mercury, and Saturn with the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. This phenomenon only happens once every 2,373-years and the next event is set for December 3, 2012, at one-hour before sunrise.

Scientists have discovered that a space inside a special type of carbon molecule can be used to imprison other smaller molecules such as hydrogen or water.

Acupressure points for the hands... very interesting!

Fractal snowflake - Everytime we think we have found the end of the universe we find more, or break down matter into its smallest bits, we find something smaller.

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.

The Champagne Pool; It was formed by a hydrothermal eruption 900 years ago. The crater has a diameter of about 213 feet and the 160 degree Fahrenheit geothermal pool is 230 feet deep. The colours are in part formed by sulfur and arsenic. The waters are the most colorful geothermal area in the New Zealand. It’s known as the Champagne Pool at the Artist’s Palette at the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland.

While Sally Ride was the first American woman in space, she was not the first woman. She was the third. Russian Cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova (above, who went up in 1963) and Svetlana Savitskaya (who went up in 1982) predated her. Both are still with us.

We're All Sailors on Starship Earth

Flip turns 50: Launched in 1962, the bizarre research vessel Flip (Floating Instrument Platform) can go from a horizontal to vertical position while staying afloat and stable in heavy seas - even in 80-foot waves. That allows it to perform oceanographic research measurements with great accuracy. Inside the crew areas is a strange Escher-like world of doors in floors, portholes in ceilings, and tables bolted to walls.

Even NASA cannot explain it. It’s best to gaze in wonder at the sliding rocks on this dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park. Racetrack Playa is almost completely flat, 2.5 miles from north to south and 1.25 miles from east to west, and covered with cracked mud. The rocks, some weighing hundreds of pounds, slide across the sediment, leaving furrows in their wakes, but no one has actually witnessed it.

A 5th moon has been discovered orbiting Pluto. Discovered in July, 2012 in images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, the moon is seen as only a small blip that moves around the dwarf planet and has been given the temporary designation of S/2012 (134340) it is estimated to span about 13 kilometers. Credit: NASA, ESA, Mark Showalter (SETI Institute).