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The Quake: Rikuzentakata, Before and After, from NASA

Today’s image from NASA Earth Observatory is of … the city of Rikuzentakata. At the end of a narrow inlet, the city of roughly 8,000 households lost 75 percent of its homes. On March 14, 2011, The Mainichi Daily News declared: “Rikuzentakata … Continue reading

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The First Planet, Mercury, Gets Its First Satellite

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury at approximately 9 p.m. EDT Thursday. This marks the first time a spacecraft has accomplished this engineering and scientific milestone at our solar system’s innermost planet. For the next several weeks, APL … Continue reading

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Tempel 1: The Sequel

This is Tempel 1, the first comet we have visited twice: Story and full size image here: APOD: 2011 February 16 Update. More here: NASA releases images of human-made crater on comet

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Here Comes the Sun

All of it. We can now see the entire sun. On Feb. 6th, NASA’s twin STEREO probes moved into position on opposite sides of the sun, and they are now beaming back uninterrupted images of the entire star—front and back. … Continue reading

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The Great Blizzard of 1 Feb 11 is Underway

Jeff Masters, posted two hours ago (2:37 GMT): The Great Blizzard of February 1 – 2, 2011 is here. Oklahoma City is experiencing whiteout conditions, with heavy snow of 2 inches per hour being driven by ferocious winds of 36 mph, … Continue reading

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American Ingenuity: Not Quite Dead and Gone

After 12 years, 3.7 billion miles, and four trips around the sun, the Starburst space probe is going to visit its second come, Tempel 1, the second visit by a spacecraft to this ancient speck of space debris. Unmanned spacecraft … Continue reading

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