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10 Beautiful Photos from National Geographic's Your Shot Community

10 Beautiful Photos from National Geographic's Your Shot Community | Cool Things | Scoop.it
Over its 125 year history, National Geographic has published a number of beautiful and iconic photographs (a few of which can be seen in this post we ran last month).

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Best Photos of 2012 - a Curated Selection from the World's Best

Best Photos of 2012 - a Curated Selection from the World's Best | Cool Things | Scoop.it
The best photos of 2012 are here - an expert curation of the best journalism, nature, and sport photography from the year in pictures.

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‘Thermobooth’ Photo Booth Only Takes a Picture when Two or More People Touch

‘Thermobooth’ Photo Booth Only Takes a Picture when Two or More People Touch | Cool Things | Scoop.it
We’ve seen a few interesting twists on the typical photo booth, from the funny and popular slow-motion booth to the Instagram-inspired DIY version.

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NASA's Spitzer Telescope Offers 10 Years of Stunning Space Pictures

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Offers 10 Years of Stunning Space Pictures | Cool Things | Scoop.it
Spitzer Space Telescope is celebrating 10 years in orbit. During the past decade, it's shown us beautiful images of comets and asteroids, stars and planets.

 

Explosions of bright color illuminated by space’s dark black background. Those are the beautiful images the Spitzer Space Telescope has shown us, of comets and asteroids, stars and planets. It’s celebrating 10 years in orbit. 

 

The scope has been lauded for its many discoveries, including the largest ring of Saturn. “The enormous ring, a wispy band of ice and dust particles, is very faint in visible light, but Spitzer’s infrared detectors were able to pick up the glow from its heat,” NASA wrote in a news release. Spitzer also spotted light beyond our solar system — something it wasn’t originally built to do.

 

Spitzer was initially called the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, but got renamed after launch for the father of space telescopes, an astronomer named Lyman Spitzer (not for the other Spitzer who likely comes to mind). 

 

Even as NASA celebrates the first decade with this scope, it has big plans for the next 10 years. “Moving into its second decade of scientific scouting from an Earth-trailing orbit,” NASA stated, “Spitzer continues to explore the cosmos near and far. One additional task is helping NASA observe potential candidates for a developing mission to capture, redirect and explore a near-Earth asteroid.” (You’ve probably heard that NASA is trying to lasso an asteroid, a directive from the Obama administration.) It will evaluate the first asteroid candidate this coming October, 2013.


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15 Funny Tourists Who Pose With Statues As If They're Real People - Huffington Post

15 Funny Tourists Who Pose With Statues As If They're Real People - Huffington Post | Cool Things | Scoop.it
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30 interesting facts that'll blow your mind - msnNOW

30 interesting facts that'll blow your mind - msnNOW | Cool Things | Scoop.it
30 interesting facts that'll blow your mind
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With that in mind, we've collected 30 interesting facts about – to steal from Douglas Adams – life, the universe and everything. However you react to these facts, or these ...
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