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These are poems from an Estonian 1st grade English poem book. Yes, really. I'm being serious.

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Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has his own show on the Nerdist YouTube channel now, entitled "Star Talk." Now we can get our weekly fill of space and all things amazing straight from the man most qualified to talk about it.

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A bioluminescent species of phytoplankton there called Lingulodinium polyedrum emits a neon-blue light in response to stress, causing the waves to light up as they crash.
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New data collected by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft have helped scientists confirm that the far-flung probe is indeed cruising through interstellar space, the researchers say. Voyager 1 made headlines around the world last year when mission scientists announced that the probe had apparently left the heliosphere — the huge bubble of charged particles and magnetic fields surrounding the sun — in August 2012.

They came to this conclusion after analyzing measurements Voyager 1 made in the wake of a powerful solar eruption known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME. The shock wave from this CME caused the particles around Voyager 1 to vibrate substantially, allowing mission scientists to calculate the density of the probe's surroundings (because denser plasma oscillates faster.)