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Ben Wright McGee
Intrepid geoscientist, nuclear responder, hoopy frood. Studies asteroids, atomic rockets, space archaeology & human factors. Jazz fiend, aspiring astronaut.
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Rocket Ron 🚀 Aug 12
A newly discovered ~15-meter asteroid, 2018 PD20, made a really, really close flyby of Earth on August 10, 2018 at a distance of only 0.09 Lunar Distance, or 35,000 km.
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Northolt Branch Obs Aug 14
Main belt asteroid (10463) Bannister
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Northolt Branch Obs Aug 11
The NEO Confirmation Page object JNS018, which we observed last night, has been designated 2018 PM10. It is an Amor-type asteroid with a diameter of 11-26 metres. 2018 PM10 was first observed on August 9th at Siding-Spring,...
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Prof. Abel Méndez Aug 11
UV radiation limited the expansion of cyanobacteria in early marine photic environments
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Ben Wright McGee Aug 11
Seconded! He’d be way better than me. 🏆
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Prof. Abel Méndez Aug 10
Theoretical Physics Is Pointless without Experimental Tests: Our discipline is a dialogue with nature, not a monologue, as some theorists would prefer to believe
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Ben Wright McGee Aug 11
I love this! Hmmm.... wonder who I could bug...
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Simon DeDeo Aug 9
This is an absolutely legit story of scientific intrigue.
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Dennis Wingo Aug 9
Sad, $50m dollars later...
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Mike Shellenberger Aug 9
No woman had a bigger impact on world history than atomic humanist Marie Curie, the first person to win two Nobel prizes, and who used radiation to save the lives of thousands of soldiers during WWI, according to new BBC poll.
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Rocket Ron 🚀 Aug 9
August 10, 1972: An Earth-grazing asteroid passed within 57 km of the Earth's surface on the day side over Utah, and was also seen from Wyoming, Montana and Canada. The event is known at the Great Daylight Fireball of 1972.
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SpaceNews Aug 9
The debate is over. The United States will have a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. -
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NNSS Aug 7
The will be featured tomorrow (Aug. 8) at 7:30 p.m. PDT on ' “Outdoor Nevada,” aired in Southern Nevada on Ch. 10 and posted afterward online at . Follow along as the show's host, John Burke, visits some of our public tour favorites!
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Dennis Wingo Aug 7
When the going gets stupid, the stupid turn pro. That is probably one of the top ten dumbest articles of the year 2018 so far, and that is saying something.
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Rocket Ron 🚀 Jul 5
NEOWISE has discovered a new long-period comet in retrograde orbit! Comet C/2018 N1 (NEOWISE) Inclination: 159 degrees
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NNSS Aug 6
UPDATE: After more than 100 water drops via helicopter, the Area 19 wildfire is nearly extinguished. The situation will be monitored to determine whether any further action is required.
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Brian Greene Aug 5
"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis for man’s desire to understand."--Neil Armstrong, born OTD 1930.
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Northolt Branch Obs Aug 5
Periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, 37 days before perihelion The inner coma is tear-shaped, the bright central condensation appears very elongated. The outer coma is growing, and the comet appears to be coming more active.
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Ben Wright McGee Aug 4
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Jason Major Aug 4
Replying to @sarahcruddas
Fire experiment on Station
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