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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sun Emits 3 X-class Flares in 2 Days

Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun June 10-11, 2014. These images are from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and show light in a blend of two ultraviolet wavelengths: 171 and 131 angstroms. The former is colorized in yellow; the latter, in red. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun June 10-11, 2014. These images are from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and show light in a blend of two ultraviolet wavelengths: 171 and 131 angstroms. The former is colorized in yellow; the latter, in red.
Image Credit: NASA/SDO

via nasa.gov

 

Earth & moon 60 million years older than previously thought

AFP Photo/NASA

AFP Photo/NASA

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NASA unveils its futuristic warp drive starship – called Enterprise, of course

Image by Mark Rademaker

Image by Mark Rademaker

via extremetech
 

Mars Rover Curiosity Watches Mercury Transit the Sun

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Texas A&M

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Texas A&M

via discovery.com
 

Viewing deeper into the quantum world

Photo Credit: ICFO

Photo Credit: ICFO

via sciencecodex
 

Astronauts’ well-kept secret: ‘Space has a smell’

Tweet from @NASA

Tweet from @NASA

via washingtonpost.com

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