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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #510 on: May 17, 2018, 04:22:40 AM »

Super crescent moon tonight.
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A "SUPER" CRESCENT MOON AND VENUS: When the sun goes down tonight (May 17th), step outside and look west. A beautifully slender crescent Moon is passing by Venus in the twilight sky. Take a closer look at that Moon. Does the crescent seem extra big and bright? You might be right. It's a "supermoon."

On May 17th the Moon is at perigee--that is, the side of the Moon's elliptical orbit closest to Earth. This makes the Moon 5% wider and almost 11% brighter than average crescent moons of the same phase. You've probably heard the term "supermoon" applied to full Moons. It applies to crescents as well.

This is also a good night to see the Da Vinci Glow, also known as "Earthshine." Inside the arms of the lunar crescent there is a faint image of the full Moon. That is caused by sunlight reflected from Earth onto the dark lunar surface. In the northern hemisphere, Earthshine is extra visible in spring because springtime crescent Moons are high in the sky at sunset.

A springtime super crescent Moon with Earthshine and Venus? It doesn't get much better than that.
Less cliche than "it doesn't get much better than that," some have referred to it as Orion dunking the ball (moon) right over Taurus, for those with an astro app on the phone.
http://spaceweather.com/  -thought the page will change soon
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #511 on: August 02, 2018, 09:36:36 AM »

Wasn't sure where this post would belong, but this is as good a place as any.  Found this fascinating.

From Bloomberg: How America Uses It's Land
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"A great many of those who 'debunk' traditional...values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process."

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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #512 on: August 02, 2018, 09:42:19 AM »

Neat.
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« Reply #513 on: August 02, 2018, 09:48:04 AM »

Life goals: don't end up living in a "miscellaneous" square.
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« Reply #514 on: December 03, 2018, 02:29:14 PM »

Man Postpones Retirement to Save Reefs After He Accidentally Discovers How to Make Coral Grow 40 Times Faster

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Furthermore, their tests showed that it works with every single species of coral found in the Florida Reef.

In fact, the method is so efficient, the researchers are reportedly producing coral faster than they can get tanks to hold them.

Vaughan’s team now plans on planting 100,000 corals on the Florida Reef Track by 2019. The researchers also plan on sharing their method with conservationists around the world so they can collectively plant one million corals within the next few years.
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« Reply #515 on: January 11, 2019, 06:40:34 AM »

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« Reply #516 on: January 11, 2019, 02:52:02 PM »

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