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Biggest Full Moon of 2012 Occurs This Week
This month’s full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth.
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    Biggest Full Moon of 2012 Occurs This Week

    This month’s full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth.

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President Obama Becomes the First American President to Back Same-Sex Marriage

“I’ve just concluded, for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said in an interview with ABC News.
Obama, who had previously backed strong protections for gay and lesbian couples, said his position had evolved partly after talking to his two daughters Malia and Sasha who had some friends who had same-sex parents.
“It wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective,” Obama said in the interview.

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    President Obama Becomes the First American President to Back Same-Sex Marriage

    “I’ve just concluded, for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said in an interview with ABC News.

    Obama, who had previously backed strong protections for gay and lesbian couples, said his position had evolved partly after talking to his two daughters Malia and Sasha who had some friends who had same-sex parents.

    “It wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective,” Obama said in the interview.

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    (via wilwheaton)

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2012 Supermoon Images from Our Tumblr and Twitter Followers
There were so many great images from Saturday’s ‘supermoon,’ we decided to compile them together.
We have images from Australia, El Salvador, Malta and Reno here.

    discoverynews:

    2012 Supermoon Images from Our Tumblr and Twitter Followers

    There were so many great images from Saturday’s ‘supermoon,’ we decided to compile them together.

    We have images from Australia, El Salvador, Malta and Reno here.

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Building Converted Into Giant Tetris Game
Every year, students at MIT pull a prank to show their engineering prowess.
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    Building Converted Into Giant Tetris Game

    Every year, students at MIT pull a prank to show their engineering prowess.

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Mars Forms Triangle With Moon and Star Tonight
As the evening twilight deepens around 8:30 p.m. local time Tuesday night (April 3), check out the southeast sky. Weather permitting, a waxing gibbous moon will be shining bright, but it won’t be alone.
Situated well above the moon will be two bright “stars.” I’ve placed the word stars in quote marks, because one of those stars is in reality a planet: the so-called Red Planet, Mars.
The planet will form a cosmic triangle with the moon, Mars and bright star Regulus. The arrangement can be seen in the sky map of Mars accompanying this planet viewing guide.
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    Mars Forms Triangle With Moon and Star Tonight

    As the evening twilight deepens around 8:30 p.m. local time Tuesday night (April 3), check out the southeast sky. Weather permitting, a waxing gibbous moon will be shining bright, but it won’t be alone.

    Situated well above the moon will be two bright “stars.” I’ve placed the word stars in quote marks, because one of those stars is in reality a planet: the so-called Red Planet, Mars.

    The planet will form a cosmic triangle with the moon, Mars and bright star Regulus. The arrangement can be seen in the sky map of Mars accompanying this planet viewing guide.

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Space Station Astronaut to Observe Earth Hour
Space station flight engineer Andre Kuipers will be in a unique position to observe Earth Hour, a public awareness project that asks people to turn off their lights for one hour at an appointed day and time.Kuipers, a European Space Agency astronaut currently serving aboard the orbiting outpost, will share photos and live commentary about Earth Hour from his vantage point 240 miles above the planet.
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Image: A view of Europe from the International Space Station. Credit: André Kuipers/ESA

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    Space Station Astronaut to Observe Earth Hour

    Space station flight engineer Andre Kuipers will be in a unique position to observe Earth Hour, a public awareness project that asks people to turn off their lights for one hour at an appointed day and time.

    Kuipers, a European Space Agency astronaut currently serving aboard the orbiting outpost, will share photos and live commentary about Earth Hour from his vantage point 240 miles above the planet.

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    Image: A view of Europe from the International Space Station. Credit: André Kuipers/ESA

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Mercury Makes Precise Measurement of the Sun
In what sounds like an astronomical “David and Goliath” tale, the smallest planet in the solar system (no, not Pluto, the other one) has helped astronomers precisely measure the width of the largest thing in the solar system — the sun.
Wait. I hear you cry. Do astronomers have nothing better than to measure the girth of our nearest star? Besides, we should know that already… shouldn’t we?
In the sage words of Bad Astronomer Phil Plait: “Sometimes the simplest things can be the hardest, I suppose.” And he’d be right.
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    Mercury Makes Precise Measurement of the Sun

    In what sounds like an astronomical “David and Goliath” tale, the smallest planet in the solar system (no, not Pluto, the other one) has helped astronomers precisely measure the width of the largest thing in the solar system — the sun.

    Wait. I hear you cry. Do astronomers have nothing better than to measure the girth of our nearest star? Besides, we should know that already… shouldn’t we?

    In the sage words of Bad Astronomer Phil Plait: “Sometimes the simplest things can be the hardest, I suppose.” And he’d be right.

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Twisted Twister Spotted on Mars
The wispy white plume of a dust devil snakes half a mile above the surface of Mars in this stunning image, captured by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Feb. 16, 2012.
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    Twisted Twister Spotted on Mars

    The wispy white plume of a dust devil snakes half a mile above the surface of Mars in this stunning image, captured by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Feb. 16, 2012.

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Scientists Find Alien World Like ‘No Planet We Know Of’
The space telescope has taken a closer look at this alien world, revealing a brand new type of alien planet.
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    Scientists Find Alien World Like ‘No Planet We Know Of’

    The space telescope has taken a closer look at this alien world, revealing a brand new type of alien planet.

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