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    10 cool things we’ve learned about Pluto

    By Jeremy Rehm / Published July 21, 2020 Five years ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft—designed, built, and operated by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory—made history. After a voyage of nearly 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, the intrepid piano-sized probe flew within 7,800 miles of Pluto. For the first time ever, we saw the surface of…

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    5 years after New Horizons flyby, 10 cool things about Pluto | Space

    Enhanced color global view of Pluto, taken when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was 280,000 miles (450,000 km) away. Image via NASA/ Johns Hopkins APL/ Southwest Research Institute) NASA originally published this article on July 14, 2020. On July 14, 2015, after a voyage of nearly 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew within 7,800…

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  • 10 Cool Things NASA has Learned About Pluto in 5 Years | Weather Blog

    Five years ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made history. After a voyage of nearly 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, the intrepid piano-sized probe flew within 7,800 miles of Pluto. For the first time ever, we saw the surface of this distant world in spectacular, colored detail.   ​The encounter—which also included a detailed look at the largest…

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    10 cool things we learned about Pluto from New Horizons

    10 cool things we learned about Pluto from New Horizons

    Enhanced color global view of Pluto, taken when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was 280,000 miles (450,000 kilometers) away. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI Five years ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made history. After a voyage of nearly 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, the intrepid piano-sized probe flew within 7,800 miles of Pluto. For the first time ever, we saw…

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    Five Years After New Horizons Flyby, 10 Cool Things About Pluto

    Five Years After New Horizons Flyby, 10 Cool Things About Pluto Press Release From: NASA HQ Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Five years ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made history. After a voyage of nearly 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, the intrepid piano-sized probe flew within 7,800 miles of Pluto. For the first time ever, we…

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    3 great golf courses with amazingly cool and unique features

    By: Desi Isaacson July 5, 2020 The Seated Man figure at The Hills Golf Club is one of several pieces of art around the course. This one sits by the first green and is about 10 feet tall. @thehillsgolfclub Instagram Some golf courses are just more unique than others. These elements might not directly impact your round of golf, but…

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    This slice of stalagmite — at 250,000 years old, the oldest dated stalagmite in the Midwest — is being used to study the climate of ancient mid-continental North America. The colored layers reflect changes in soil above the cave in which the stalagmite formed, with rich soil (and thicker vegetation) revealed in deeper orange bands and less organic matter (and fewer plants) in light green.Cameron Batchelor, graduate student, Geoscience
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    The winners: Cool Science Images 2020

    Eyeball-licking geckos, wiggling brain cells and a whole planet’s worth of weather are among the winners in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s 10th Cool Science Image Contest. “The quality of the images and videos produced on campus by scientists and people passionate about science is always so impressive,” says Terry Devitt, a judge and one of the founders of the contest.…

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    Cool Geology in Castle Rocks State Park

    Junior Rangers, join Tara as she takes you to see some awesome geologic features in Castle Rocks State Park! When you finish the video visit our Facebook … source

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  • At Twin Metals from the start: ‘It’s been a really cool ride’ | Mine

    ELY — Before Kevin Boerst was hired as the leading expert on rock layers and mineral formation at the Iron Range’s newly-proposed billion dollar underground copper-nickel mine, he was working with the different layers of sandwiches at a local Subway. The important qualification here is that his geology degrees were being put to use as an Introduction to Geology instructor…

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    Cornstarch Goo – Cool Science Experiment

    Check out this and other cool science experiments at http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiments/ This is a three part video segment showing you … source

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