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Avalanche Hits Everest Basecamp (April 25 2015)
Posted in Earth Sciences

This chilling raw video, filmed by Jost Kobusch, shows the horrifying speed and power of an avalanche striking Mt. Everest Basecamp (25.04.2015) following a Magnitude 7.8 earthquake. *Contains adult language*.
Liquifaction Caught On Video
Posted in Earth Sciences

During an earthquake, when water trapped in the earth is sloshed around, the solids sink, forcing the displaced liquid to the surface. Here it is, caught in action!
Dara O Briain Explains Weightlessness
Posted in Physics & Chemistry

Why are astronauts weightless in space when the moon is held by Earth's gravity? An explanation and demonstration of just how microgravity works in orbit.
Kilauea Lava Flows
Posted in Earth Sciences

A noble GoPro was sacrificed to get this footage, but it was worth it!
 The Big, Bad and Beautiful Universe Seen by Chandra
Posted in Astronomy

In fifteen years of operation, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light.

Latest Images

1. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis
Purple Spiny Flower Mantis (Image)

(A flower mantis in Kololo, Kampala. )
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2. Neanderthal Hand Axe
Neanderthal Hand Axe (Image)

(This Mousterian hand axe was primarily used as a butchering tool, though likely came in handy for other purposes as well. It was shaped from a jasper chert and was found in France before making its way into Educated Earth's collection.)
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3. ATV-3 Approaches Space Station
ATV-3 Approaches Space Station (Image)

(ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle Edoardo Amaldi approaches the International Space Station to deliver 6596 kg of fuel, air, oxygen, scientific equipment, spare parts and crew supplies. The two spacecraft docked at 00:31 CEST ( 22:31 GMT) on March 29 2012.)
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4. Five Rockets in Five Minutes
Five Rockets in Five Minutes (Image)

(In late March, NASA launched five rockets in five minutes in order to study the motion and properties of high-atmospheric winds.)
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5. Siberian Tigers
Siberian Tigers (Image)

(Many conservation programs have been established to save the critically endangered Siberian tiger, whose numbers have dwindled to mere hundreds in the wild.)
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6. A Rose For You
A Rose For You (Image)

(Even the squirrels stop to smell the roses.)
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7. Colorful Quetzal
Colorful Quetzal (Image)

(Quetzal, sacred to the Aztecs and Mayas. During mating season, the male grows blue and green twin tail feathers three feet (1 meter) long; these tail feathers were worn ceremonially by Mesoamerican rulers and priests. )
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8. Celestial Snow Angel
Celestial Snow Angel (Image)

(Just in time for the holidays, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular view of a star-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy that looks like a snow angel in deep space. A newly-formed star called S106 IR is shrouded in dust at the center of the image, and is responsible for the surrounding gas cloud’s hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within. Light from glowing hydrogen is colored blue in this image. )
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9. Necklace Nebula
Necklace Nebula (Image)

(The "Necklace Nebula", also called PN G054.2-03.4, is the exploded aftermath of a giant star that came too close to its Sun-like binary companion. The two stars that produced the Necklace Nebula live in a relatively small orbit about each other. They have a period of 1.2 days and a separation on the order of 5 times the radius of the Sun. )
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10. Transporting 60 People
Transporting 60 People (Image)

(This poster hangs in the Planning Office in the city of Munster, Germany. It very graphically demonstrates the need for an effective transit strategy by showing how much space it takes to move 60 people via cars, buses, and bicycles.)
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