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No great pictures from me. Some family members got better shots. One is a screenshot from a video that I shot and the other a still right before it started. Both are through a lens to filter most of the light out. Thought I would get better pics, but such is life.
 

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Definitely "out of Austin".

If we are talking Austin TX, and if those are snow covered mountain crags in the background, then it would be "WAY out of Austin" 😁
That's what I thought. But the National Geographic post said Austin. I've never been there. Maybe I didn't look deep enough. It was somewhere though. After going back to look, I don't even think this one is from the recent 8th eclipse. Might be, but can't find it now.
I found it. And now many in the comments say FAKE. LOL
 
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Thank you, @NationalTitles18, for posting this. I found the whole piece very interesting.

Lamanai (about 7:30 into the program) is close to Orange Walk, Belize. It is one of the northern most sites in Belize.
I have walked most of that site. Amazing experience for me.

The part about how LIDAR technology has revolutionized that work was especially interesting to me.
 

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Thank you, @NationalTitles18, for posting this. I found the whole piece very interesting.

Lamanai (about 7:30 into the program) is close to Orange Walk, Belize. It is one of the northern most sites in Belize.
I have walked most of that site. Amazing experience for me.

The part about how LIDAR technology has revolutionized that work was especially interesting to me.
I have loved science of any kind from a young age. I am stoked when others share in my excitement. I would love to walk some of these sites.
 

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Astronomers spot a massive ‘sleeping giant’ black hole less than 2,000 light-years from Earth




Astronomers have spotted the most massive known stellar black hole in the Milky Way galaxy after detecting an unusual wobble in space.

The so-called “sleeping giant,” named Gaia BH3, has a mass that is nearly 33 times that of our sun, and it’s located 1,926 light-years away in the Aquila constellation, making it the second-closest known black hole to Earth. The closest black hole is Gaia BH1, which is located about 1,500 light-years away and has a mass that is nearly 10 times that of our sun.
 
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Another plug appears to have formed at the Ruang volcano. As a result, pressure is currently building up and could be released in a larger eruption than witnessed in the last 24 hours. While unlikely to come close in magnitude or intensity to the April 17th plinian eruption phase, this could still generate a 12 kilometer high eruption column and carries with it a potential tsunami risk. This video discusses the latest developments at Ruang, along with the possibility that the three regional islands are all vents on the rim of a hidden caldera.
 

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