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You’re never fully in control.

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Every time Venus passes the Earth, it shows the same face. This remarkable fact has been known for only about 50 years, ever since radio telescopes have been able to peer beneath Venus’ thick clouds and track its slowly rotating surface. This inferior conjunction – when Venus and Earth are the closest – occurs today. The featured animation shows the positions of the Sun, Venus and Earth between 2010-2023 based on NASA-downloaded data, while a mock yellow ‘arm’ has been fixed to the ground on Venus to indicate rotation. The reason for this unusual 1.6-year resonance is the gravitational influence that Earth has on Venus, which surprisingly dominates the Sun’s tidal effect. If Venus could be seen through the Sun’s glare today, it would show just a very slight sliver of a crescent. Although previously visible in the evening sky, starting tomorrow, Venus will appear in the morning sky – on the other side of the Sun as viewed from Earth.

June 03, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200603.html

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“Langer Eugen,” in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, a high-rise designed by Egon Eiermann in 1966 - detail of facade.

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Humanity is under attack. The attack is not from large tentacle-flailing aliens, but from invaders so small they can barely be seen, and so strange they are not even clearly alive. All over planet Earth, the human home world, DNA-based humans are being invaded by the RNA-based SARS-CoV2. The virus, which creates a disease known as COVID-19, specializes in reprogramming human cells into zombies that manufacture and release copies of itself. Pictured here is a high magnification image of a human cell covered by attacking novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2 (orange). Epic battles where two species square off in a fight to the death are not unusual on Earth, with several just involving humans typically ongoing at any time. Even so, most humans are predicted to survive. After several years, humanity expects to win this war – but only after millions of humans have died and trillions of coronaviruses have been destroyed.

June 02, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200602.html

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There are times to speak, and times to listen.

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Trees (Arbutus on the left) during the sunset in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Sidney Island, British Columbia, Canada

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BE KIND

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The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a whirlwind of spectacular star formation. Visible near the image center, at least two long funnel-shaped clouds, each roughly half a light-year long, have been formed by extreme stellar winds and intense energetic starlight. A tremendously bright nearby star, Hershel 36, lights the area. Vast walls of dust hide and redden other hot young stars. As energy from these stars pours into the cool dust and gas, large temperature differences in adjoining regions can be created generating shearing winds which may cause the funnels. This picture, spanning about 15 light years, features two colors detected by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The Lagoon Nebula, also known as >M8, lies about 5000 light years distant toward the constellation of the Archer Sagittarius.

June 01, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200601.html

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Female southern plains grey langur (Semnopithecus dussumieri) in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India. Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955.

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It was bright and green and stretched across the sky. This striking aurora display was captured in 2016 just outside of �����stersund, Sweden. Six photographic fields were merged to create the featured panorama spanning almost 180 degrees. Particularly striking aspects of this aurora include its sweeping arc-like shape and its stark definition. Lake Storsj����n is seen in the foreground, while several familiar constellations and the star Polaris are visible through the aurora, far in the background. Coincidently, the aurora appears to avoid the Moon visible on the lower left. The aurora appeared a day after a large hole opened in the Sun’s corona allowing particularly energetic particles to flow out into the Solar System. The green color of the aurora is caused by oxygen atoms recombining with ambient electrons high in the Earth’s atmosphere.

May 31, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200531.html

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Altar island in the St. Paul’s Cathedral in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Follow a sunset on a clear day against a distant horizon and you might glimpse green just as the Sun disappears from view. The green flash is caused by refraction of light rays traveling to the eye over a long path through the atmosphere. Shorter wavelengths refract more strongly than longer redder wavelengths and the separation of colors lends a green hue to the last visible vestige of the solar disk. It’s harder to see a green flash from the Moon, not to mention the diminutive disks of Venus and Mercury. But a telescope or telephoto lens and camera can help catch this tantalizing result of atmospheric refraction when the celestial bodies are near the horizon. From Sicily, the top panels were recorded on March 18, 2019 for the Sun and May 8, 2020 for the Moon. Also from the Mediterranean island, the bottom panels were shot during the twilight apparition of Venus and Mercury near the western horizon on May 24.

May 30, 2020
from NASA | https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200530.html

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Moral lines are thin and fluid right now. Dig deep within your heart and spirit to reach that sacred ageless definition of right and wrong that transcends epochs and empires. Trust yourself and trust your human family.

Sat, 30 May 2020 11:47:20 +0800


To those who are exerting their freedom as Americans to protest injustice, thank you. Maintain your humanity in the face of inhumanity. Be strong in the face of chaos. Rejoice in unpredictability, rejoice in togetherness. Be just, whatever that means to you.

Sat, 30 May 2020 11:47:20 +0800


Nature brings all truth to light. It just takes time.

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