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Global perspectives on a comet
18 Apr 2014

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Photographers from around the globe received awards for their stunning images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) at the Northeast Astronomy Forum held at Rockland Community College recently. The National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, Astronomy magazine and Discover magazine co-sponsored the photo contest.
Shown here is People's Choice award winner Eric Cardoso's photo, "Comet ISON," from Setúbal, Portugal.

Image credit: Eric Cardoso





RedOrbit Images Of The Day - Earth

Antarctica Peninsula
Antarctica Peninsula
18 Apr 2014
Acquired on 13 April 2014 at 23:57 GMT (14 April at 01:57 CEST) by Sentinel-1A, this image shows a transect over the northern part of the Antarctica Peninsula. It was acquired in the satellite’s ‘strip map’ mode with a swath width of 80 km and in dual polarization. The colors indicate how the land, ice and water reflect the radar signal differently.

Credit: ESA

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USGS Earthquake ShakeMaps

5.7 - BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
20 Apr 2014

Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:17:34 UTC
Lat/Lon: -6.8587/154.566
Depth: 28.2





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