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I used to have a poster like this. Nat geo, I believe.
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This diagram shows our cosmic address at a glance. We see our planetary system around the Sun, our stellar neighborhood in our galaxy, our galaxy in the local group of galaxies, and our group in the entire universe.

This diagram shows our cosmic address at a glance. We see our planetary system around the Sun, our stellar neighborhood in our galaxy, our galaxy in the local group of galaxies, and our group in the entire universe.

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Anna Fisher - chemist and NASA astronaut, with stars in her eyes on the cover of Life magazine in 1985. She was the first mother in space.

Anna Fisher - chemist and NASA astronaut, with stars in her eyes on the cover of Life magazine in 1985. She was the first mother in space.

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The Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler.

The Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler.

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Former NASA mathematicians discuss the matter-of-fact way they approached their work and the new history about their careers in “Hidden Figures,” which is being made into a film.

Former NASA mathematicians discuss the matter-of-fact way they approached their work and the new history about their careers in “Hidden Figures,” which is being made into a film.

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Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque or obituaries mention her greatest discovery…Everyone knows Charles Darwin discovered evolution and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, textbooks simply say the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know?  Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque or obituaries mention her greatest discovery…Everyone knows Charles Darwin discovered evolution and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, textbooks simply say the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know? Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

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Moon - This image of the Moon was taken by the Galileo spacecraft as it passed by. It is a composite of images taken in three different colors. The color scheme is exaggerated to emphasise composition differences. Blue areas are titanium rich, orange areas are titanium poor and purple areas are iron poor.

Moon - This image of the Moon was taken by the Galileo spacecraft as it passed by. It is a composite of images taken in three different colors. The color scheme is exaggerated to emphasise composition differences. Blue areas are titanium rich, orange areas are titanium poor and purple areas are iron poor.

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Women and science, just one reason to encourage everyone equally.
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