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Phil Plait
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Capture confirmed: #ISScrew docks to space station at 10:11p ET. pic.twitter.com/6ANdnsIYt5
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I literally gave a hand for this article by @mikamckinnon about the @Scirens. space.io9.com/scirens-are-sc…
The Soyuz is well above that line, so there are now six people in space.
The official definition of space starts 100 km (62 miles) above Earth’s surface: the Kármán line. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
In a moment, the number of people in space will double.
You know what it sounds like inside a spaceship waiting to launch? Like an old computer server room with a lot of electronics fans.
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T-1 minute. Man, I love rocket launches.
T-4 min to Soyuz launch with 3 astronauts to the space station! nasa.gov/multimedia/nas… &/or ustream.tv/nasahdtv
A Soyuz launch in <1 hr will bring the 2nd half of the Expedition 41 crew to the ISS. Watch live: ustream.tv/nasahdtv
Oops: Here’s the Mars ball original article, written by @astroengine. news.discovery.com/space/curiosit…
“Concretion” was my immediate guess, but a ball bearing from a Martian Flintstones car also works. io9.com/curiosity-find…
#TBT A video I made for @FuSchmu about why I do science outreach. It’s all still true. youtube.com/watch?v=4tU1lQ…
MAVEN and MOM return their first images of Mars! And they’re very cool. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Scirens Are Screen Sirens Advocating For Science on.io9.com/R9BwaKe
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One of the better analyses of the inflation claims from BICEP2 and Planck, by @AstroKatie. astrokatie.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/breaki…
Conservative Media's Crocodile Tears On Climate Change And The Poor mm4a.org/1yr6Ja1 via @mmfa by @deeRobbs
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Apparently, the threat to release nude photos of Emma Watson was a hoax. This, however, changes nothing. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr… #HeForShe
Reflecting on the success of #MarsOrbiter Mission: planetary.org/blogs/emily-la… (and correcting my unintended slight to @esa last night)
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Yay! The @Scirens site is now live! Go learn science. scirens.com
Jon Stewart says out loud the words in my head whenever I think about the House GOP and climate change. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Last week, I stood on the edge of an active volcano. The view was…life-changing. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Turns out 1 main reason people don't reg. to vote is no one asks them! So I'm asking you to reg. at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org ! #CelebrateNVRD
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Congratulations to @isro for their success on their first mission to Mars. This is very exciting!
I probably should’ve remembered that CO is 6 hours behind UTC, not 4. I missed the MOM orbital insertion. But I’m glad it’s OK and at Mars!
India has become the first country EVER to enter Mars orbit on the first attempt! Congratulations!! #marsorbitormission
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Ah. Good point. MT @LDMay: I’ll be following @isro for my MOM info
Congrats to my pal @GunnerGale for getting *another* sci-fi series green lit! insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/23/syf…
Good bets for India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) info: @elakdawalla & @DrMRFrancis. I might be tweeting tonight too. :)
Remember when NASA put MAVEN into orbit around Mars Sunday night? Now it’s India’s turn. MOM should enter orbit at 02:24 UTC tonight!
.@GTMGQ 1) Wrong Emma, and b) linking to a Delingpole post on climate change? Heh. Try this instead: desmogblog.com/james-delingpo…
The world’s most remote island: slate.com/blogs/atlas_ob… As it happens, I have a pic of it from space: slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
How I will be watching Mars Orbiter Mission's arrival planetary.org/blogs/emily-la… It'll all be over in 5 hours! pic.twitter.com/qeUvB0wz7B
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At some point I really to have to get around to procrastinating.
A great article about asymmetric warfare in Futurama and IRL by a show writer. slate.com/articles/techn…
I’m getting a lot of positive response on Twitter to my #HeForShe article. Thanks everyone! slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! The Expedition 42 poster! #42istheanswer And yes, we really really love it! pic.twitter.com/RqSDcEg2Vr
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Eric Schmidt said that climate change deniers are “just literally lying”. So Google stopped funding them. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Last night was the autumnal equinox. But is today the 1st day of (northern) fall? IMO, no. badastronomy.com/bad/misc/badse…
Catching up with Doctor Who. “Listen” was magnificent. A complete turnaround from “Sherwood”. Wow. Wow.
And this is, you see, why Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is so utterly deserving of contempt. thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/0…
After blocking two people and a spammer today, just a wee reminder: Don’t be a dick. #DBaD #TheMoreYouKnow