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Predicting the Path of an Asteroid
February 17, 2013 | Slate.com

In this video discussion, Ron Garan (astronaut), Ed Lu (astronaut) and Phil Plait (astronomy author) discuss the recent flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 and how the path of asteroids are determined.


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Studying Diatoms in the Lakes of Southwestern Greenland
November 6, 2013 | National Science Foundation
Diatom populations in the lakes of southwestern Greenland are different from those in other parts of the Arctic in that they were rich in 'warmer' water diatoms throughout the Holocene.

Galaxy Collision in Fast Forward
May 26, 2013 | NASA
This simulation shows the merging of two massive galaxies, sped up to cover 1.5 billion years of time. Embedded video from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology


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