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On Oct 19, 2014, a comet had a near miss with Mars. Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed closer to the red planet than any comet has ever passed to Earth in recorded history. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity to study the close interaction of a comet and a planet, humanity currently has five active spacecraft orbiting Mars. These and the two active rovers on the Martian surface have taken data and images that will be downloaded to Earth and likely studied for years…

Comet Siding Spring

On Oct a comet had a near miss with Mars. Comet (Siding Spring) passed closer to the red planet than any comet has ever passed to Earth in recorded history.

Taken by Apollo 8 crewmember Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, showing the Earth seemingly rising above the lunar surface. Note that this phenomenon is only visible from someone in orbit around the Moon. Because of the Moon's synchronous rotation about the Earth (i.e., the same side of the Moon is always facing the Earth), no Earthrise can be observed by a stationary observer on the surface of the Moon.

Earthrise, 1968 ~~ Titled Earthrise, shot by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission has been called "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken." The photograph was taken from lunar orbit on Dec. 1968 with a Hasselblad camera.

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Pinner wrote: Comet Hyakutake this beautiful comet graced the skies in 1996 fabulous photo! I remember seeing this comet!

Perseid Meteor Shower, Snowy Range, Wyoming

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Photographer David Kingham created this composite image from 23 photos on August He writes, “Last night I went out to Snowy Range in Wyoming in search of dark skies for the Perseid meteor shower. (Photo by David Kingham)

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If you looked up into the sky last night, you may have witnessed an annular solar eclipse, when the moon does not completely block the sun, but leaves a fiery…

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Beautiful Skydiving Photo

It's definitely a surreal feeling when it seems you're on the edge of the earth & a complete rush knowing the only way down is out! Beautiful skydiving photo - captures the serenity of the experience.

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Today's Short Reading from the Bible . "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth . " Then God made the earth round . And God laughed and God laughed.

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