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Injecting a bit of humor into the stream while a cosmic surplus of rocks comes our way.
(h/t Michael Wells)

Every time I see the phrase “nature’s way,” I think of a laxative. Dunno why; I just do. I suppose seeing a meteorite crash in your town (sorry, Chelyabinsk!) might have an effect similar to that of a laxative.

beingblog:

Injecting a bit of humor into the stream while a cosmic surplus of rocks comes our way.

(h/t Michael Wells)

Every time I see the phrase “nature’s way,” I think of a laxative. Dunno why; I just do. I suppose seeing a meteorite crash in your town (sorry, Chelyabinsk!) might have an effect similar to that of a laxative.

Totes OMG!
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Every Trip To The Moon, Ever




Please note that this is from a thesis project called OMG Space, possibly the best-named thesis project ever.

Totes OMG!

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Please note that this is from a thesis project called OMG Space, possibly the best-named thesis project ever.

This series from photographer Thierry Cohen shows what some cities might look like at night without any lights on.
Kinda reminds me that we on planet Earth are a part of this huge thing called outer space.

This series from photographer Thierry Cohen shows what some cities might look like at night without any lights on.

Kinda reminds me that we on planet Earth are a part of this huge thing called outer space.

Every kid would think science is fun if they could do it in space!

This video shows a really cool and mesmerizing experiment with water oscillations on a speaker in microgravity.

Science off the Sphere: Space Soundwaves (by PhysicsCentralAPS)

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Rare Venus Transit of Sun Occurs in June
Mark your calendars! On June 5-6, a rare celestial event called a transit of Venus will take place, and it won’t be repeated in your lifetime.
During the transit, Venus will pass directly in front of the sun from Earth’s perspective, appearing as a small, slowly moving black dot. The last time this happened was in June 2004, but the next one won’t take place until December 2117. This is the last chance for anyone alive today to see the rare celestial sight.
We have tips and the best viewing locations here.
Image: The tiny silhouette of the planet Venus slowly crossing the face of the sun. Imelda B. Joson and Edwin L. Aguirre

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Rare Venus Transit of Sun Occurs in June

Mark your calendars! On June 5-6, a rare celestial event called a transit of Venus will take place, and it won’t be repeated in your lifetime.

During the transit, Venus will pass directly in front of the sun from Earth’s perspective, appearing as a small, slowly moving black dot. The last time this happened was in June 2004, but the next one won’t take place until December 2117. This is the last chance for anyone alive today to see the rare celestial sight.

We have tips and the best viewing locations here.

Image: The tiny silhouette of the planet Venus slowly crossing the face of the sun.
Imelda B. Joson and Edwin L. Aguirre

Like a living painting, these are the oceans of our world, as compiled by NASA showing ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through Decmeber 2007.