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03
Jul 2012

Not My Job

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A couple of months ago, I was at the biennial Astrobiology Science Conference. It was a busy day … I had just met up with a potential new collaborator who was interested in bringing some of the online modules we’ve been developing for our online astrobiology course, Habitable Worlds, to a South American audience (in particular, to a lay audience during a public event the following weekend). About half an hour later, I was due to meet up with my....
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03
Jul 2012

We’ll be talking a bit about the Higgs Boson this week…

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
Below is a cartoon explaining why physicists are so excited by the chase for the Higgs Boson, and how they’re looking for it. This was made by a hero of all grad students, Jorge Cham of “PhD Comics” fame. The Higgs Boson Explained from PHD Comics on Vimeo. We’re posting this here because we’re going to be talking about the Higgs Boson later this week. Stay tuned to pb.b for more.
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02
Jul 2012

@HabWorlds Twitter Digest, stardate 2012-06-25

POSTED BY: ARIELANBAR
 
Oldest Neolithic bow discovered in Europe http://t.co/97ZSvkHA 14:09:44 Privately-Funded Deep Space Mission Planned http://t.co/iRdQgVu2 14:08:54 June 30, 1908: The Tunguska Event http://t.co/yLt50l5M 02:54:32 Whose world is it, anyway? http://t.co/vesVqSp7 02:53:23
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Jul 2012

The Next Full Moon is the Guru/Hay/Mead/Buck/Thunder Moon

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
Here’s our quad-weekly report on happenings in the skies from the always-awesome Gordon Johnston. Not as exciting as last month’s report (no Venus transits the next four weeks), but still some exciting stuff to gaze at. Anyways, check it out: The next full Moon is on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. The Moon will be opposite the Sun at at time when we cannot see it (2:52 pm EDT), but will appear full for about 3 days centered on this time,....
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