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Kickstarter Fund for Public Space Telescope

Kickstarter Fund for Public Space Telescope

madebyabvh: Playing around

devil-inher-angeleyes: mc-lovin-7936: Lightning slowed down at 10,000 frames per second. That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen Earth Imagery

futurist-foresight: An unusual botanical discovery in how seeds recognize other neighboring seed types. emergentfutures: Plant ‘telepathy’ breakthrough At the University of Western Australia (UWA), researchers recently found that seeds recognise “good” or “bad” neighbouring seeds – even when there is a plastic sheet between them. And in the United Kingdom, researchers have found that plants […]


imageMeteor impact on the Moon bright enough to see with the naked eye.

The impact of a 40kg meteor on the Moon on March 17 was bright enough to see from Earth without a telescope, according to NASA, who captured the impact through a Moon-monitoring telescope.

Now NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will try and search out the impact crater, which could be up to 20 metres wide. 

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Google Earth’s photos on Google+

Google Earth’s photos on Google+

sagansense: Mummatus Clouds These are Mummatus clouds, a fairly new cloud classification that’s only been recognized for the last few years. Their name derives from the Latin word “mamma”, meaning udder or breast (for fairly obvious reasons!). Their formation is still fairly mysterious, with more than ten proposed mechanisms. They’re often associated with severe thunderstorms. […]