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Ben Wright McGee
Intrepid geoscientist, nuclear analyst/responder, hoopy frood. Studies trinitite, asteroids, atomic rockets, space archaeology & human factors. Jazz, INTP.
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The Meme God Jul 13
Well.....i wasn't planning on going anyway tho....
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AYYO_RENZEL Jul 13
Replying to @AreaMemes51
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Sarafina Nance Jul 10
supernovae are incredible feats of nature. they’re explosions that release the equivalent of 10^30 MEGAtons of TNT, shine with the brightness of 10 billion suns, form the chemical composition of our galaxies, & make up the building blocks of life. also, they’re really pretty.
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Jul 11
Replying to @haya2e_jaxa
[PPTD] These images were taken before and after touchdown by the small monitor camera (CAM-H). The first is 4 seconds before touchdown, the second is at touchdown itself and the third is 4 seconds after touchdown. In the third image, you can see the amount of rocks that rise.
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International Atomic Energy Agency Jul 9
" is ideal for dealing with climate change because it is the only carbon-free, scalable energy source that’s available 24 hours a day.” - 👉🏼
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Nuclear Energy Inst. Jul 7
"A small nuclear reactor offers a transformative technology, delivering 1 to 10 MW of electrical power for years without refueling, in a size small enough to be transported by the existing defense infrastructure."
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SpaceNews Jul 9
With an $800 million infusion thanks to a merger with a public investment vehicle, Virgin Galactic expects to rapidly build up commercial operations and be profitable as soon as 2021.
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PBS Jul 8
Experience the mission that changed everything when premieres tonight at 9/8c on .
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SpaceNews Jul 8
SpaceIL and other international ventures revise lunar lander efforts
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SpaceWeatherLive Jul 8
Minor CME impact - Speed 394km/sec - IMF Bt (strength): 10nT. - Follow live on
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Dr. Rocío Caballero-Gill Jul 8
We got a bit of an issue here... 😱
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Suzy Hobbs Baker Jul 7
This is still true for adults! Folks in DC constantly debate bottom up vs. top down influence, when peer-to-peer learning is where the magic really happens
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SpaceWeatherLive Jul 6
A northern hemisphere coronal hole is facing Earth. Enhanced solar wind could arrive in ~3 days - Follow live on
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Eric Berger Jul 2
Replying to @HalDe
If you want to play that game ... In 2005 SpaceX had not even attempted a Falcon 1 launch yet. Since then, with far less money, they've built the Falcon 1, Falcon 9, FH, Dragon 1, Dragon 2; and flown all of them successfully on orbital missions. They've also launched 75 rockets.
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Eric Berger Jul 2
A brief history of Orion: 2005 NASA seeks bids 2006 Lockheed wins contract 2010 Abort test 1 2010 Canceled 2010 Restored 2014 4-hour flight test 2019 Could fly on Falcon Heavy 2019 Will not fly on Falcon Heavy 2019 Abort test 2 2021-ish Artemis-1 2023-ish First crew flight
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Northolt Branch Obs Jul 3
Apollo-type asteroid (159686) 2002 LB6. Diameter 1.7-3.8km. 'Close' approach 2nd July. Distance 0.299 AU (45 million km) 2002 LB6 is currently observable at +16.2 mag.
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Ben Wright McGee Jul 2
Replying to @starstrickenSF
Seconded! I eventually came to consider it like immersion therapy.
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SpaceWeatherLive Jul 2
A transequatorial coronal hole is facing Earth. Enhanced solar wind could arrive in ~3 days - Follow live on
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National Air and Space Museum Jun 30
At 1 pm ET, tune in to the live webcast as we discuss how we protect ourselves from asteroids for . Featuring presentations from , and more.
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Live Storm Chasers Jun 29
Incredible view of the tornado near Martin, SD today! Permission: Amie Kuxhaus
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