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The answer is blowin’ in the wind


Following the failure of a position stabalizer, the Kepler Planet Hunter satellite has been successfully re-oriented – by using solar wind! Live from On orbit! It’s the Earth from space! – in a new experiment with HD video NASA now broadcasts a live view of Earth from space using cameras mounted on-board International Space Station outside. Cool views of Earth real-time. Mercury to the right of the moon on May 30; Jupiter to the right of the moon on June 1, evening 30 minutes after sunset. Leo moved west, Big Dipper handle points south; Milky Way up from the eastern horizon where it sat all last month; Hercules cluster up high now; bright Vega, Deneb, Altair up; Jupiter, Mars, Saturn all visible w/ Venus still bright in the pre-dawn sky.



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