Thank you for letting me know @NatureMC! I had checked to see if the link worked before posting, so that is interesting. Maybe you can help me with this question:

To edit the original, if I delete it and redraft with another link, will those who commented on it and could reference the article lose it?

Can other check to see if this link works for them (out of curiosity)?

Thanks in advance!

Moon science: Results from our 🌚moon satellite that purposefully crashed into the dark side of the moon after 180+ days of lunar orbit showed that our moon is engulfed in a permanent, lopsided dust cloud that GROWS and GLOWS during annual events like meteor showers.

The lunar dust cloud with neon was discovered using data from a detector box on board the Lunar Atmosphere Environment Explorer called the LDEX 🌚

Moon science fact: Data from our 🌚 satellite confirmed that the its thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense glow.

Scientists thought there was neon in the moon's atmosphere for decades, but it was not until NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) that it was confirmed.

Moon dust can be extremely toxic to astronauts.

Saturday Sprinkling of Earthly Kindness:

"Some days, doing 'the best we can' may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn't perfect on any front-and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else." -Fred Rogers

The future of our planet trying to save their elementary school field from being built upon. This event was to advocate for their scientifically supported need of green space for their mental, emotional and physical health. They came on their own to support, with their own signs. Future environmentalists/scientists in the making 👏🌳🌎💚


Did you know... The streaked tenrec (relative of the common hedgehog tenrec) communicate by rubbing its unique quills to make high pitched ultrasonic calls to each other? These pale communication quills look like rows of tiny pointed teeth compared to the rest of its darker quills. Native to Madagascar. Fact discovered in the 1960s.

@yetiinabox may I ask what kind of mushrooms are on your page background (and what part of the planet are they growing)?

Matodon is exceeding expectations 🌎

There is much , , , , , , , , , and beyond.

Still Friday here in CA, so I am going to help the Follow Friday momentum a bit.

I have enjoyed posts from these folks this week

Thanks for making worth returning to daily amidst the Earthly churnings, gravitational pulls, human stresses, and personal joys.

@NatureAndSpace So in my view "can we afford to wait until humanity is more peaceful?" is a good question to ask. But another way to think about it is: how can we survive, here or in space, unless humanity is more peaceful? In space there is even less room for the kind of errors that we have turned into structural issues than there is here on Earth. Some examples in the above article.

"When we talk about human expansion into the solar system in terms of manifest destiny, colonialism, and capitalism, we are projecting our shortsighted and violent colonialist ideologies from Earth out into the solar system and into humanity’s future in space."

Part two of my article on Interplanetary Environmentalism.

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Galaxy in a Seahorse, Nature and Space Watercolor- art by 8 yr old artist Kaylee Garcia in Palo Cedro, CA

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