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A month later, #NASA released a public statement taking responsibility. “The hardware was expected to fully burn up during entry through Earth’s atmosphere” latimes.com/california/story/2

#SpaceDebris #ISS

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A better view of the wild solar prominences during Monday's eclipse.

(Quick hand-held shot with Nikon Z9 + Nikkor 800mm f/6.3 PF)

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The astronauts aboard the ISS were amazed by the April 8 solar eclipse, just like the rest of us, and went crazy snapping photos from orbit.

They got some amazing views of the Moon's shadow sweeping across southern Canada & Maine, seen from 420 km (261 miles) above: flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore #space #eclipse #space #astronomy

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Tonight: ISS rises NW at 18:12:₅₉ peak alt=76°(NE) at 18:18:₂₄ mag:-3.1 disappears alt=12° SE at 18:21:₂₈ SunAlt=-11.3°

@lauren in Aus, the medicine ads are infrequent and almost always Panadol and Neurophen ads.

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Peter Higgs has died at the age of 94. He proposed the particle that explains why matter has mass 60 years ago, filling in the last piece of the standard model of particle physics. The Large Hadron Collider was built to search for "Higgs boson" after decades of lower-power accelerators were unable to detect it. It was finally discovered in 2012 earning Higgs and his collaborators a Nobel Prize in Physics.

bbc.com/news/science-environme

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Does your public library use Overdrive/Libby for ebooks or audiobooks? ⚠️

In the US and Canada, the answer is probably yes. And you should speak to your library staff and commission about it.

Libby is now owned by a private equity firm & making sketchy changes: buttondown.email/ninelives/arc

The latest development is that their overbroad privacy policy allows them to sell your borrowing history to advertisers: infosec.exchange/@longobord/11

Thank you @karawynn and @longobord!

#Privacy #Libraries

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Five years ago, the EU-supported Event Horizon Telescope captured the first-ever image of a black hole.

Two years later, we got this clearer image.

Science is how we move forward and progress.

Since 1984, we have achieved these milestones:

🧪 More than €283 billion invested in research;
👨‍🔬 More than 100 EU-funded projects supported for over €200 million during the pandemic;
🏆 More than 30 Nobel prizes won by EU-funded researchers.

We invest in science. For a better future.

#EUdelivers

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R.I.P. Peter Higgs (1929-2024)

I was very sad this afternoon to hear of the death of Peter Higgs, on Monday 8th April 2024, at the age of 94. I never met Peter Higgs but I know how greatly liked and respected he was (see, e.g. here) and that he leaves an important legacy as a physicist, particularly the work that led to the award of the…

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@ahl curious as to the final resting place of the blocks was - and also what coefficient of (static) friction you used?

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Then I threw the lines into Photoshop, applied the bucket tool, and ... good enough!

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Absolutely the best picture of anything I've every taken in my entire life.
#photography #astrophotography

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