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Friday, June 13, 2014

Solar Storm Heading Toward Earth

This image from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captures the first of three giant flares erupting from the sun’s surface on June 10, 2014. Credit: NASA/SDO/Goddard/Wiessinger

This image from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captures the first of three giant flares erupting from the sun’s surface on June 10, 2014. (Credit: NASA/SDO/Goddard/Wiessinger)

via newswatch

Stunning Hubble time-lapse of stellar explosion(VIDEO)

 V838 created an expanding light echo that illuminated the interstellar dust surrounding it and generated one of the most amazing scenes captured by Hubble.

V838 created an expanding light echo that illuminated the interstellar dust surrounding it and generated one of the most amazing scenes captured by Hubble. (Credit: NASA)

via rt.com

NASA to Launch Carbon Dioxide-Monitoring Spacecraft Next Month

Artist's rendition of the OCO-2 Observatory. Credit: JPL/NASA

Artist’s rendition of the OCO-2 Observatory. (Credit: JPL/NASA)

via space.com

The International Space Station Is About to Get Its First 3D Printer

Made in Space's 3D Printer. Image: Made in Space

Made in Space’s 3D Printer. (Credit: Made in Space)

via motherboard.vice

Like Magic! Tiny Particles Can Pass Through Long-Distance Barriers

Quantum particles transmit through a whole series of barriers under conditions where a single particle could not do the move. Credit: University of Innsbruck

Quantum particles transmit through a whole series of barriers under conditions where a single particle could not do the move. (Credit: University of Innsbruck)

via livescience

Meet the Cosmic Tootsie Pop

red-giant

There’s a prize hidden inside this red giant. (Credit: Getty Images)

via time

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