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guest post: Planet Labs

Mojave solar plant

in the second in a series of guest posts, the people over at Planet Labs share their favourite images of the Earth from above. fittingly for the week that saw a massive announcement on US emissions, this image shows the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert of California. instead of using solar cells to directly convert sunlight into electricity, it uses thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight onto a boiler 459 feet above the desert floor. the resulting superheated steam drives conventional turbines to create electricity

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guest post: Planet Labs

Sanliurfa Croplands imaged by Planet Labs

in the first in a new series of guest posts, the lovely people over at Planet Labs share their favourite images of the Earth from above. captured by the project’s constellation of 71 micro-satellites, each image is freely available with a Creative Commons license, as part of the company’s goal of “working around the clock to create a more transparent and accessible planet.” our first image was captured on October 5, 2014 and shows circular patterns created by irrigation in Turkey…

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guest post: Edgar Martins

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in this exclusive post, photographer Edgar Martins selects his favourite images from, and writes about the inspiration behind, his vast photographic documentary project, which captures the craft, materials and facilities behind the European Space Agency

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guest post: Why Observe the Transit?

Dr Suzanne Aigrain was our guest at Science Fair™ in May, and is with us in Sweden for Worlds In Transit. this is the second of her posts for Exoclimes.com – in which she explains why modern science is interested in this Transit…

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guest post: waiting for Venus

our friends and collaborators over at Floda 31 have been busy getting ready for our upcoming Worlds In Transit event – creating outdoor kitchens and toilets, salvaging ovens and building an incredible Transit of Venus observatory from reclaimed wood. here’s a summary of what they’ve been up to so far…

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guest post: dispatches from paradise

for the past three weeks, twelve scientists and supporting team members have been recording, logging and observing sea life in the Chagos Archipelago as part of the first full scientific expedition since the area was declared a no-take marine protected zone in April 2010. in this special guest blog from the middle of the Indian Ocean, the team investigate the Salomons Atoll…

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guest post: a new physics?

with all the recent talk about faster-than-light particles, we thought it timely to bring you selected excerpts from physicist Ben Still’s Neutrino Blog looking at how such speeds might be possible, what that means for physics and how we might have seen this all once before read more


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