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mindblowingscience:

The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever

The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that dwarf the current state-of-the-art instruments. When the mountain blasting and the mirror polishing are all done, we will have the clearest and most detailed views of outer space ever.

This boom has long been in the works for years, as billion-dollar telescopes don’t just fund and plan themselves.Now, these telescopes are starting to break ground. “If it all plays out as expected and budgeted,” writes Dennis Overbye in the New York Times, “astronomers of the 2020s will be swimming in petabytes of data streaming from space and the ground.” Let’s take a closer took at what these billion-dollar telescopes can do for astronomy in the decades to come.

Read all about these 5 amazing telescopes at Gizmodo

IF THESE TELESCOPES DON’T GET YOU HYPED THEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU.

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asapscience:

“A large school of mobula rays fades into the waters of Baja, Mexico. “The rays were moving quite fast and it was hard enough keeping up with them from the surface, let alone diving down to take a closer look,” writes photographer Eduardo Lopez Negrete. Mobula rays are often referred to as flying rays due to their fondness for breaching.” — the 2014 National Geographic Traveller Photo ContestLet’s also keep in mind that a mobula ray can reach 17 foot (5.2 meter) wingspan and weigh over a ton. Freaky or cool? 
via Sploid

asapscience:

A large school of mobula rays fades into the waters of Baja, Mexico. “The rays were moving quite fast and it was hard enough keeping up with them from the surface, let alone diving down to take a closer look,” writes photographer Eduardo Lopez Negrete. Mobula rays are often referred to as flying rays due to their fondness for breaching.” — the 2014 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest

Let’s also keep in mind that a mobula ray can reach 17 foot (5.2 meter) wingspan and weigh over a ton. Freaky or cool? 

via Sploid

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cryusakiscience:

Run your own Plasma Experiment free, remotely and online.
     The plasma physics laboratory at Princeton University has set up a remote experiment that can be controlled online for free. Users line up to get access to the equipment on ten minute intervals. You have control over Voltage, Pressure and strength of an electromagnet. Give it a try at the link below!
Remote Glow Discharge Experiment

cryusakiscience:

Run your own Plasma Experiment free, remotely and online.

     The plasma physics laboratory at Princeton University has set up a remote experiment that can be controlled online for free. Users line up to get access to the equipment on ten minute intervals. You have control over Voltage, Pressure and strength of an electromagnet. Give it a try at the link below!

Remote Glow Discharge Experiment

astro-laurena

astro-laurena:

Had a great day- finished up a Young Makers camp for some pretty cool kids and went to a used book sale with friend at lunch. I ended up buying several vintage space books for only $6. I also met a homemade R2. Fully functional- head rotates, rolls around, and of course he beeps.

I was also in a STEM magazine for some reason with Neil deGrasse Tyson? I’m okay with it. Full magazine- http://issuu.com/assetsofarkansas/docs/stem_innovators_july_2014/1