Today the ISS accidentally rotated 45 degrees

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Added 1 new A* page:Shortly after a long-delayed 43-foot-long Russian science module docked with the International Space Station today, the module's rockets fired "inadvertently," rotating the entire space station 45 degrees off its regular facing. Two other Russian modules counterfired their thrusters to return the station to its intended attitude.
 
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A gamma ray burst barely escapes a black hole

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Added 1 new A* page:NASA has detected a "short" gamma ray burst, lasting less than a second—a momentary jet of highly energized particles just barely escaping from a massive star as its core collapsed into a black hole; while brief, "the burst emitted 14 million times the energy released by the entire Milky Way galaxy over the same amount of time."
 
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I type something in here?

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Added 1 new A* page:Almost nobody actually knows what they're doing.
 
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Big inky

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Fewer as I walked back

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Added 1 new A* page:Walked to the observatory hilltop, saw the more concentrated hazes of wildfires northwest and northeast, and the southern horizon of smoke from the larger fire, blowing east. Scores of grasshoppers leapt around me as I walked up the foot of the hill.
 
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I think the moose left

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Added 1 new A* page:A freshly printed sign at the entrance of the botanical garden this morning read "CAUTION: MOOSE IN PARK," adding in smaller print "Wildlife can be dangerous." I didn't find the moose.
 
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Please secure your patio umbrella

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Added 1 new A* page:My last adventure with a patio umbrella took place two years ago, at lunch with my brother's wife, infant son, and in-laws outside a diner across the freeway from the local college.
 
Looking up from our sandwiches, my brother's father-in-law and I saw the pole of our table's large umbrella making a silent and steady ascent! Quickly free of the table, the umbrella levitated in the direction of a group of college girls two tables behind us in the largely empty outdoor dining area. I grabbed impulsively at its pole as it passed over my seat, then clung on for someone's dear life as the breeze that had lifted it redoubled its effort to propel it toward the other diners, pulling me with it until I was sprawled backwards over two chairs, from which position I could do nothing but hold on and yell for help!
 
Fortunately, the in-law and the waiter swung into action and soon had everything back where it should be, with the staff making sure to secure the umbrella firmly to the table this time—and indeed, I have been more than happy since then to be able to leave the handling of patio umbrellas to professionals.
 
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Nose shadows man nose shadows

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