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NASA’s New Horizons spots Pluto’s Hydra in the Distance - 

NASA’s New Horizons captures images of Pluto’s moon Hydra from over ~267 million miles (~430 million kilometers) away.

"We’re thrilled to see it, because it shows that our satellite-search techniques work, and that our camera is operating superbly"

Full Storyhttp://www.universetoday.com/114576/new-horizons-sights-tiny-pluto-moon-as-it-races-toward-dwarf-planet/

Lego’s Research Institute

Lego releases a play set created by a “real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman”.

"The set will let kids take on the roles of paleontologist, astronomer and chemist, using three female figures. It might also satisfy some of the demands set forth earlier this year by Charlotte Benjamin, a 7-year-old who wrote a scathing letter to the company accusing its female characters of being boring."

Full Storyhttp://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/03/337565016/lego-releases-female-scientists-set-may-appease-7-year-old-critic

Lego’s Research Institutehttp://shop.lego.com/en-US/Research-Institute-21110

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus burns on reentry and we get to see it - 

Orbital Sciences’ cargo spacecraft Cygnus completed its resupply mission on August 18th aboard the ISS, and as planned as the craft reentered Earth atmosphere it disintegrated.  The Astronauts aboard the ISS were able to capture some amazing photos of the craft as a fireball.  

Full Storyhttp://www.universetoday.com/113967/cygnus-cargo-carrier-concludes-with-fiery-reentry-aug-17-amazing-astronaut-photos/

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