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spaceplasma:

Mars Orbiters ‘Duck and Cover’ for Comet Siding Spring Encounter

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19.

The comet’s nucleus will miss Mars by about 82,000 miles (132,000 kilometers), shedding material hurtling at about 35 miles (56 kilometers) per second, relative to Mars and Mars-orbiting spacecraft. At that velocity, even the smallest particle — estimated to be about one-fiftieth of an inch (half a millimeter) across — could cause significant damage to a spacecraft.

NASA currently operates two Mars orbiters, with a third on its way and expected to arrive in Martian orbit just a month before the comet flyby. Teams operating the orbiters plan to have all spacecraft positioned on the opposite side of the Red Planet when the comet is most likely to pass by.

The European Space Agency is taking similar precautions to protect its Mars Express (MEX) orbiter.
  • For more information about the Mars flyby of comet Siding Spring, click here.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

(via starstuffblog)

tyleroakley:

WARM MY HEART

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bingedrunk:

when straight people talk to gays

BACK WHEN DISNEY CHANNEL KNEW WHAT WAS UP I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS SHOW

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americanhorrorstoryonfx:

Your worst fears are right on target. The Freak Show opens its doors Wednesday at 10p. 

americanhorrorstoryonfx:

Your worst fears are right on target. The Freak Show opens its doors Wednesday at 10p. 

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artisticdepiction:

Karl Bang

  1. Lioness
  2. Heather
  3. Fawn
  4. Serengeti

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illustratosphere:

Illustrations by Chen Wei

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

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buzzfeed:

Important reminder: Everyone on the internet is a real person.

Go read this. It’s really important.

Be kind to one another.

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nubbsgalore:

photos of aldelie (2,5,7,8) and chinstrap (1,3,4,6) penguins by (click pic) tim laman, ralph lee hopkins, justin hoffman, franz lanting, michael poliza and maria stenzel.

both chinstrap and adele penguins rely on krill for food, but the krill population, which itself relies on phytoplankton found beneath icebergs, has decreased by 80 percent. as the antarctic ice continues to melt, the phytoplankton are prevented from accessing cold water nutrients found beneath the icebergs, which ends up putting populations of the penguins at risk.  

there’s now strong evidence to suggest a more than 50 percent drop in the abundance of chinstraps breeding since 1986, while the adelie population northeast of the ross sea has declined by 90 percent.

(side note: the bluer ice seen here is created as air bubbles trapped in the ice are sufficiently compressed over time from accumulated snow so that they no longer interfere with the passage of light. the structure of glacial ice, different from the ice you would normally see, strongly scatters light, which, as with all ice, is blue because water absorbs photons from the red end of the visible spectrum much better than the blue end.)  

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