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juice Inadvertently correct
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Neptune takes 165 Earth years to complete one orbit.
macnuke Afar
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So if you’re born there...you die as an infant.
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A year on Neptune is 89,666 Neptunian solar days.
The Astronomy Picture of the Day for June 24, 2020:

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This is the skyline of Chicago at sunset being reflected off of Lake Michigan. Of course this pic was taken from an airliner on approach to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

The author for APOD also notes:
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As a bonus, if you look really closely -- and this is quite a challenge -- you can find another airplane in the image, likely also on approach to the same airport.

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That plane is just right of the center of the pic.
ukimalefu Canadized
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looks closely :squint:

damn, I had to open the full image and really look closely, but I did not cheat by revealing the spoiler
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Shadow of recent eclipse as seen from the International Space Station

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macnuke posted:
So if you’re born there...you die as an infant.
We could have probably known that without the time calculation.
Metal detector used to find rare Roman ingot of lead:

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The measuring stick is showing decimeters.

The fragment of an ingot is about 18 inches (0.5 meters) long by 4 inches (10 cm) wide and weighs about 140 pounds (63 kg). A guess based on the inscription on the ignot would date it to between AD 63 and 69.
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a metal detectorist?
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Red Planet Rise - Martian Landscapes [ 4k ]

Incredibly detailed CG render of the surface of Mars. It's in black and white, but I think that was just an aesthetic choice.

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Made with data from the HiRISE ( High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment ) camera on board the Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter and provided by the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

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This reaction is totally metal.
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That is absolutely gorgeous.
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Isn't that where Scaramanga's lair is ?
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falcon rocket's engines pulsing as it re-enters the atmosphere

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They should call it "Blood Snow".
The Bad Astronomer about this image:

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...which is NOT a picture of the Full Moon.

Instead what astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy did was to take a series of pics of the Moon from about a day or so after the Full Moon through to a day or so before the New Moon, taking nearly a year to assemble those pics and then carefully 'Shopped them together to create the above collected shot of the teminator line across the Moon's surface.

Compare the above wiith an actual Full Moon pic (rotated by about 20º clockwise from the above):

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I love how in a story about how climate change is affecting snow, they included so many comments from tourists condemning others for treating the Earth poorly.
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