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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Galactic News Network's First Edition. Views of Earth from Different Spacecraft. The Imaginarium.

The Galactic News Network. Lakeview Academy

Hello Troops,
Brandon Wright and BJ Warner just released the first page of the Galactic News Network.  I'm assuming it is the official voice of Lakeview Academy's USS Leo Simulation Program.  They've done a great job.  What do you think?
Mr. W. 




Astronomy Picture of the Day



February 7, 2013

From Quarks to Quasars
This fantastic image shows the Earth and the Moon as seen from a distance of 114-million miles, or 183-million kilometers.

This picture, reminiscent of the famous ‘pale blue dot’ image captured by Voyager 1, shows our small-fragile world drifting through the vastness of space with its companion. MESSENGER, while exploring the region of space between the Earth and the Sun, turned its camera towards our special dot and sent back this snapshot of reality. For reference, the average Earth-Sun distance is about 93-million miles (150-million kilometers).

This image was taken in May of 2010. Using that fact, everyone reading this post today can be found somewhere on that little spec, along with everyone you currently know (assuming they are less than 3), living out their normal day-to-day life. Can see yourself?

Here's a composite photograph of the Earth system from other spacecraft.



The Imaginarium
The Ordinary blossoms into the Extraordinary







A Rad Moment in Time.
Kid's fashion when I started teaching in 1983



Same Place, Different Time




Training Room at the Missionary Training Center















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