Hubble’s Hunting Dog Galaxy

Tucked away in the small northern constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs) is the galaxy NGC 4242. via NASA http://ift.tt/2twOBzs
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The Rhythms That Make Elephant Seals Run or Fight by JOANNA KLEIN


By JOANNA KLEIN

New research suggests that elephant seals use rhythm to recognize and respond to other members of their species in the wild.

Published: July 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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CliffsNotes From the Procrastination Research Conference by HEATHER MURPHY


By HEATHER MURPHY

For the last 20 years, academic researchers have gathered at this event to share and debate their studies without being mocked.

Published: July 20, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Enhanced Color Panorama Above ‘Perseverance Valley’ on Mars

Toward the right side of this enhanced-color scene is a broad notch in the crest of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars. Wheel tracks in that area were left by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it observed “Perseverance Valley” from above in the spring of 2017. via NASA http://ift.tt/2uhwo7D
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Lunar Module at Tranquility Base

This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong’s shadow and the shadow of the camera are visible in the foreground. This is the furthest distance from the lunar module traveled by either astronaut while on the moon. via NASA http://ift.tt/2tiLhDM
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Giant Squids, Giant Eyes, but Rather Small Brain Lobes by STEPH YIN


By STEPH YIN

A rare opportunity to study the giant squid’s visual brain suggests the deep-sea beasts don’t have the complex body-patterning skills for which their shallow-water relatives are famous.

Published: July 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like From Space by JOANNA KLEIN


By JOANNA KLEIN

A time lapse made from a Japanese weather satellite’s images shows the shadow the moon casts on the Earth when it blocks out the sun.

Published: July 18, 2017 at 08:00PM

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