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The Ad Astra Academy is an educational project to inspire under-resourced students through learning about science and exploration! Learn more about their awesome work here: http://www.adastra.world/

Abstract submission is open for the 2018 Astrobiology Australasia Meeting, taking place 25-26 June in Rotorua, New Zealand!

http://astrobiology.nz/aam2018/

(1a) Prebiotic chemistry / evolutionary organic chemistry(1b) Earliest life and habitats on Earth: the fossil and geological records(1c) Evolution of microbial and eukaryotic life(1d) Terrestrial vs deep sea environments for the origin of life(1e) Analog environments for early Earth and elsewhere
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Just a few more days to apply for the Breakthrough Institute's "Breakthrough Generation Fellowships"! Fellows will spend the summer exploring pragmatic solutions to current issues in energy, the economy, and the environment. Learn more here:
https://thebreakthrough.org/…/fello…/generation-fellowships/

Apply Fellows Projects Generation Fellowship Breakthrough Fellows have produced research and reports covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Time magazine. Above, Breakthrough Fellows past and present at the 2016 Breakthrough Dialogue.   Program Overview Breakthrough Generation is an i...
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This Bristlecone Pine tree is one of the oldest trees in the world and has lived here in the white mountains of California for almost 5,000 years. This one is named the Patriarch tree and its unique shape was caused by the wind. #oneflaginspace

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Astronomers have used the HINODE spacecraft to study the strongest observed magnetic field within a solar flare to date. The magnetic field was over twice the average strength of the field from a solar flare!

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Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) using the HINODE spacecraft observed the strongest magnetic field ever directly measured on the surface of the Sun. Analyzing data for 5 days around the appearance of this record breaking magnetic field, the astronomers determined....
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Pictured here is the base of the main donjon, or tower, of the Edo Castle in Tokyo, Japan. The five story tower was originally over 167 feet and was the tallest in all of Japan, but burned down in 1657. #oneflaginspace

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Applications for the Breakthrough Institute's "Breakthrough Generation Fellowships" are soon coming due! Fellows will spend the summer exploraing pragmatic solutions to current issues in energy, the economy, and the environment. Learn more here:

https://thebreakthrough.org/…/fello…/generation-fellowships/

Apply Fellows Projects Generation Fellowship Breakthrough Fellows have produced research and reports covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Time magazine. Above, Breakthrough Fellows past and present at the 2016 Breakthrough Dialogue.   Program Overview Breakthrough Generation is an i...
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The Kapellbrücke bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland, houses paintings by Hans Heinrich Wägmann that date back to the 1600s. Due to a fire in 1993, 100 of its 147 paintings were destroyed and only 30 of those were able to be fully restored #oneflaginspace

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Art and science?! A beautiful merger, exploring our creativity while exploring the natural world around us.

#space #science #art #JPL #NASA

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The artists of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories have made travel posters for distant planets, simulated Jupiter's churning atmosphere and translated satellite movements into sound.
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NASA's 30th Annual Planetary Science Summer Seminar, taking place 6-10 August 2018, is open to recent PhDs and post-docs. Learn more about this seminar in future solar system exploration missions and how to apply here:

https://psss.jpl.nasa.gov/

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What's the fastest spaceship we've ever created? Well, the answer might not be as straightforward as you'd think:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/…/the-fastest-spacecr…/

Patagonia, a region in the southern tip of South America which covers parts of Chile and Argentina, is home to four species of penguins, including the Magellanic Penguin #oneflaginspace

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Created in association with the International Dark-Sky Association, the film "Saving The Dark" explores the need to preserve the views of the stars and the Milky Way in our night's skies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfv0kO19vu8&feature=youtu.be

80% of the world’s population can no longer see the Milky Way. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of ou...
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The 2018 Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology (URAA) program is a 10-week residential program for undergraduate students interested in working in astrobiology this summer. Applications are due by January 26th. Learn more and apply here: https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/…/p…/APPLICATION_URAA_2018.pdf

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Applications are currently open for the Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP), which provides undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years with professional experience in space life science disciplines. Learn more here: https://slstpapp.com/

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Can space exploration bring out the best in us?

Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides wants to use the brilliance and power behind space exploration to build more than just spaceships. She wants to build a better future for humanity.

#TEDx #space #exploration

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Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides wants to use the brilliance and power behind space exploration to build more than just spaceships. She wants to build a better fut...
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The announcement of finalists for the next NASA New Frontiers mission will happen tomorrow!

https://www.nasa.gov/…/nasa-to-name-finalists-for-future-so…

NASA will announce finalist concepts for a future robotic mission to explore the solar system during a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 20.
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