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Giant Sunspot AR2192, Easy Viewing Target, Unleashes X class Flare

Sunspot AR 2192 imaged using my Canon IXUS (400 ASA) and 4" Newtonian (infinity to infinity focussing with a 25 mm eyepiece), there are multiple sunspots, AR 2192 is the large obvious complex to the right of centre. Click to embiggen 3x Zoom under the same conditions as the previous image. Show More Summary

The Sky This Week - Thursday October 23 to Thursday October 30

The New Moon is Friday October 24. Saturn is low in the evening sky. The crescent Moon is near Saturn on the 25th. Mars is in the star clouds of Sagittarius and is close to the Lagoon Nebula on the 27th and 28th. The crescent Moon is also near Mars on the 28th. Show More Summary

An Image of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring - Taken from the Martian Surface!

This is comet Siding Spring, imaged from the surface of Mars, by a robot (Opportunity, the Energiser Bunny of Mars robots). Image credit NASAhttps://twitter.com/nivnac/status/524111689399406592/photo/1

Want to Be on Game of Thrones? So Do 86,000 Other People

Seems like half of Spain shows up to be on the show Trending game of thrones

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook

Hawking is also pleased with upcoming biopic on his life Trending stephen hawking Theory of Everything ice bucket challenge

Buzz For Interstellar Getting Stronger

Special screening of Interstellar sparks great delight Film Interstellar Christopher Nolan Rian Johnson 2001

Legendary Poster Artist Drew Struzan Honored

One of the greatest genre artists in history gets another award Film Star Wars Drew Struzan harry potter Guillermo Del Toro

Ford CEO says they could build a Tesla if they wanted to

Ford’s CEO Mark Fields said that Ford could build a ‘Tesla Model S’-like vehicle if it wanted to. Mobile ford tesla model s Tesla Ford Focus Electric electric cars

Surveyor Digitization Project Will Bring Thousands of Unseen Lunar Images to Light

A team of scientists at the University of Arizona plan to digitize 87,000 vintage images from the surface of the moon, of which less than two percent have ever been seen.

Ep. 353: Seasons on Saturn

You think we’re the only place that experiences seasons? Well, think again. Anything with a tilt enjoys the changing seasons, and that includes one of the most dramatic places in the Solar System: Saturn, with its rings and collection of moons.

Rosetta / Philae Mission selfie from 16 km

Cool pic from 67P/C-G –Ben Rosetta / Philae Mission selfie from 16 km If you thought last month’s mission ‘selfie’ from a distance of 50 km from Comet 67P/C-G was impressive, then prepare to be wowed some more: this one was taken from less than half that distance, at just 18 km from the centre […]

ISIS orders 100,000 Takata airbags

ISIS has announced that the terrorist organization had placed orders for 100,000 of the recently recalled Takata airbags. Mobile isis Takata airbags exploding airbags terrorists

It's Official: Christian Bale to Play Steve Jobs

Sony's Steve Jobs biopic makes the right choice Trending steve jobs Christian Bale Aaron Sorkin

Will Ouija Scare Up Audiences?

Ouija, one of a number of board games to be turned into movies, opens this weekend Film Ouija Battleship Milton Bradley Brony My Little Pony

Back to the Future to Get Live Orchestra Screenings

Back the the Future's 30th anniversary has special events in store Film Back to the Future

Avengers Age of Ultron Impresses

The trailer "leaks" early, and Joss Whedon may have another big winner Comics Avengers Age of Ultron The Avengers Joss Whedon Robert Downey Jr. James Spader

More woes for GM – two dead in iPhone explosion

Two automotive engineers were killed while testing a beta version of GM's new messaging app. Mobile GM iphone Recall

Your Smartphone Is About To Get A New Superpower

One of the technologies coming to market that folks aren’t talking about much is LTE Direct, Qualcomm refers to this as a Digital 6th Sense, and it is kind of like a Superpower for your phone.  Mobile smartphone qualcomm LTE Direct 3GPP sdk advertising notifications cortana

Microsoft Gets Serious About Security in Windows 10

Much of what you will be hearing about Windows 10 this year will have to do with things that make you safer and your company IT folks happier. Enterprise Microsoft security Windows 10

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