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  Sun hits my fridge--and other space factsJul 16, 2013 9:47 PM PDT | url
 
Added 2 new A* pages:Photoshoppin' a photo of my fridge I took yesterday morning as the sunlight first came in over the neighboring apartment building and through the blinds:
 
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At first I had thought I'd leave it black and white, after segmenting it into tonal planes with multiple "Threshold" layers
 
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but then I tried layering in just the color (not the saturation or value) of the original photo
 
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and that gave it a pretty neat look, I thought.
 
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There were a couple interesting news nuggets from space today:
 
- Nasa's Hubble telescope discovers new Neptune moon: I was just talking about Miranda and the 26 other known moons of Uranus a couple weeks ago, and what do you know but US astronomer Mark Showalter has just identified a teeny-tiny, yet unnamed new moon orbiting Neptune: it's just 20 km (12 miles) across, and was found as a moving "white speck" in over 150 photos Hubble took between 2004 and 2009. So now Neptune, which is about 50% farther away from the Sun than Uranus, and a bit more massive, is up to 14 known moons.
 
- Suit water leak halts ISS spacewalk: Water--possibly the astronaut's standard sipping water--leaked inside the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano during his and Italy's second-ever spacewalk; he was able to drink some off the inside of his face plate, but zero-g globs of it got into his eyes, prompting Mission Control to cut the spacewalk short. Just shows the kind of little thing that can go wrong in a big (but fortunately not TOO big, in this case) way in space.
 
 
 
 
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