A Visionary Project Aims for Alpha Centauri, a Star 4.37 Light-Years Away

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Silicon Valley scientists and billionaires announce an effort to send probes to explore Alpha Centauri, an interstellar mission that could take decades.

Reaching for the Stars, Across 4.37 Light-Years

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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan Biography - Carl Sagan Childhood, Life and Timeline

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Freud.

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Famous photographer and storm chaser Ryan McGinnis captured these stunning pictures of an arcus cloud that rolled just north of Kearney, Nebraska, on August 7th. This sweet storm’s amazing appearance is the result of great storm structure and perfect lighting, with the sun going down behind the storm and illuminating the cloud with an orange glow.

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Jupiter and its moon, Ganymede http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/solar-system/2008/42/

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DRUDGE REPORT 2013®

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nasa photo biggest solar flair so far 4/11/13

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Nebula

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Tulip Nebula

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Elliptical galaxy Hercules A and its giant, black hole-produced jets. http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2012/47/

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Related to the jellyfish and corals, Siphonophore is a continuous chain of specialized polyps - individual animals that grow from one another in an organized colony. Some in the colony are devoted to feeding, armed with stinging cells to snag fish or invertebrates. Others are devoted to locomotion, propelling the whole group with a continuous pumping motion while some exist only to reproduce. #Siphonophore

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World map made by the Arab cartographer and geographer Abu Abd Allah Muhammad al-Idrisi, 1154

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"Terra Brasilis" by portuguese astro and cartographer Lopo Homem-Reinéis, is a map of Brazil as it was in 1519, a few years after the beggining of Portuguese colonization. This map is currently in the French National Library.

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Fukang meteorite: Marvin Killgore of the Arizona Meteorite Laboratory lets the sun shine through a polished slice of the Fukang rock

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It was Schumachoff, a fisherman living in Tongoose, Siberia, who, in 1799, first discovered a complete mammoth frozen in a clear block of ice. Hacking it free, he removed its huge tusks and left the carcass of fresh meat to be devoured by wolves.

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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

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Inner region of Abell 1689, an immense cluster of galaxies. Dark matter distribution is shown in the blue overlay. http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/exotic/2010/26/

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Massive galaxy cluster MACS J0717, where four separate galaxy clusters have been involved in a collision. http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/17/

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Previous pinner: Falling star (Make a Wish!) Me: I think it far more likely that this is a long-exposure shot of a rocket launch. Especially when you consider the faint streaks of star trails visible. That camera shutter was left open for a LONG time.

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The technology for atomic level invisibility might be closer than you’d think! Russian professor Oleg Gadomsky has patented a new method of optical camouflage. The professor, versed in both quantum and optical electronics, uses gold nanoparticles arranged in a stratum that cloaks the image of an object to the other side of the stratum.

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The Crab Nebula, created by an exploding star in the year 1054

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Bubble-shaped supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/nebula/2012/06/

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The Whirlpool Galaxy http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/galaxy/2011/03/

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The Sombrero Galaxy http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/galaxy/2003/28/

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