How one Iowa city planted 1,000 acres of wildflowers to bring back the bees

Reports on the disappearance of bees and butterflies, and the threat that poses to our food supply and economy, have prompted many of us to reexamine our use of pesticides. In one Iowa city, park o…

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Gaia’s snapshot of another galaxy;

MISSION NEWS AS OF THURSDAY 20 APRIL 2017

  • GAIA’S SNAPSHOT OF ANOTHER GALAXY

While compiling an unprecedented census of one billion stars in our Galaxy, ESA’s Gaia mission is also surveying stars beyond our Milky Way. A new image of M33, also known as the Triangulum galaxy, shows tens of thousands of stars detected by Gaia, including a small stellar census in its star-forming region NGC 604. This is a striking example of the mission’s potential to detect and characterise stars in nearby galaxies.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59023

  • TWO MILLION STARS ON THE MOVE

The changing face of our Galaxy is revealed in a new video from ESA’s Gaia mission. The motion of two million stars is traced 5 million years into the future using data from the Tycho-Gaia Astrometric Solution, one of the products of the first Gaia data release. This provides a preview of the stellar motions that will be revealed in Gaia’s future data releases, which will enable scientists to investigate the formation history of our Galaxy.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59004

  • HUBBLE CELEBRATES 27 YEARS WITH TWO CLOSE FRIENDS [HEIC1709]

This stunning cosmic pairing of the two very different looking spiral galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 was imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. As a perfect demonstration of Hubble’s capabilities, the spectacular view has been released as part of the telescope’s 27th anniversary celebrations.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59018

  • HUBBLE OBSERVES FIRST MULTIPLE IMAGES OF EXPLOSIVE DISTANCE INDICATOR
  • [HEIC1710]

A Swedish-led team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to analyse the multiple images of a gravitationally lensed type Ia supernova for the first time. The four images of the exploding star will be used to measure the expansion of the Universe.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59029

There is no we in FOOD

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 320.

Palm Warbler

What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet?

“SUPPLIES!”

Interesting Fact:

Despite its tropical sounding name, the Palm Warbler lives farther north than most other warblers.

It breeds far to the north in Canada, and winters primarily in the southern United States and northern Caribbean. […]

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