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Included here are stories, features, designs, facts and anything space related!

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Today, on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, seems as good a day as ever to remind everyone of what it is that drives this brand. We are not just a fashion brand who wants to see everyone wearing our clothes so that we can become rich. We don’t want to tell people what to wear and charge ridiculous prices for products that are cheap to make. We have a message behind us that goes beyond fashion. Our intentions are good and our message is positive.

In our worlds history only two dozen humans have ever seen the Earth as it’s complete globe; have ever stepped foot on another world; and have ever been able to put their thumb up and blot out the only world that has ever experienced life, love and petty hate.

Such a momentous occasion changed the world dramatically. 600 million people from all over watched our first steps off planet and for the first time in our known history there was a great feeling of unity and achievement. 
But now, the generation that watched those first grainy images on their black and white tv’s at home, and who were so inspired by what they saw that it changed them; that generation is growing old and with them the inspirational legacy of the landings. Modern generations do not have such an inspirational, world-changing event to look to. Exactly why it makes it of the utmost importance to remember and be proud of our history. 
Our mission is to reignite that passion; that inspiration. The belief that we are all made of the right stuff. We can achieve whatever we want to, if we truly want it. Our brand is not just about clothing. It is about a message of positivity, creativity and bravery which reaches much further than fashion. 
Help us to teach people to dream again. Remind people of what they can create with a little hard work and determination. And remind people of how inspiring the topic of space exploration can be. Nothing is ever achieved alone, help us spread this message and create a positive movement. 

We have started a tag #thespacemovement. Begin using it yourselves. Tell your friends our space fact of the day, share anything about space you find interesting and give it #thespacemovement tag. Become a promoter for us so that you can more easily spread the word, whilst also earning free clothes. Any purchases you’ve made with us, tag them #ttmclothing to appear on our website’s homepage! Co-operate with other space bloggers and enthusiasts, team up and share your passion with others so that together we inspire more and more.
When a greater number of people learn about the sheer scope of space and realise how fragile and unique our pale blue dot is, they will begin to realise how petty our quarrels are with one another. 
"When you’re finally up at the moon looking back on Earth, all those differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend, and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this really is one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people" - Frank Borman, Apollo 8 
Make a difference today, create something positive 
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Today of all days seems very appropriate to proudly don your To The Moon clothing! On this day, July 20 1969, three men changed the world forever. An event that was watched by 600 million people, saw man conquer the 250,000 mile oxygen-less chasm that separated our world from the moon. They stepped foot on a world not touched by life in over 4 billion years, and safely returned home after | www.ttmclothing.co.uk | 
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Today of all days seems very appropriate to proudly don your To The Moon clothing! On this day, July 20 1969, three men changed the world forever. An event that was watched by 600 million people, saw man conquer the 250,000 mile oxygen-less chasm that separated our world from the moon. They stepped foot on a world not touched by life in over 4 billion years, and safely returned home after | www.ttmclothing.co.uk |
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Go get your space themed tees now and make the most of our Apollo sale! Every order gets free shipping + choice of a free gift upon checkout! Just enter 

ARMSTRONG to get a keyring
ALDRIN to get a badge pack
COLLINS to get a wristband set

Plus there’s still time to enter our Apollo competition to win a tee and accessory set!
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Go get your space themed tees now and make the most of our Apollo sale! Every order gets free shipping + choice of a free gift upon checkout! Just enter

ARMSTRONG to get a keyring
ALDRIN to get a badge pack
COLLINS to get a wristband set

Plus there’s still time to enter our Apollo competition to win a tee and accessory set!
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New Radio Burst Confirms Australian Detection

theuniverseatlarge:

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From Science Daily:

The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.

The finding by an…

Source: theuniverseatlarge

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Galactic Center of Our Milky Way

The Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory — collaborated to produce an unprecedented image of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy.

Observations using infrared light and X-ray light see through the obscuring dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core. The center of the galaxy is located within the bright white region in the upper portion of the image. The entire image covers about one-half a degree, about the same angular width as the full moon.

Each telescope’s contribution is presented in a different color:

  • Yellow represents the near-infrared observations of Hubble. They outline the energetic regions where stars are being born as well as reveal hundreds of thousands of stars.
  • Red represents the infrared observations of Spitzer. The radiation and winds from stars create glowing dust clouds that exhibit complex structures from compact, spherical globules to long, stringy filaments.
  • Blue and violet represents the X-ray observations of Chandra. X-rays are emitted by gas heated to millions of degrees by stellar explosions and by outflows from the supermassive black hole in the galaxy’s center. The bright blue blob toward the bottom of the full field image is emission from a double star system containing either a neutron star or a black hole.
Source: chandra.harvard.edu

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As the anniversary of the historic and world-changing Apollo 11 mission is on Sunday 20th July we are giving you guys the chance to win some To The Moon Clothing goodies!

1st Prize: Any T-shirt from our website & an accessory bundle including keyring, bookmark, Jupiter and Earth Bracelet, badge pack and wrist bands. PLUS a huge 50% off any item on our store!

2nd Prize: A large accessory bundle including keyring, bookmark, Jupiter and Earth Bracelet, badge pack and wrist bands. PLUS 30% off any item on our store!

3rd Prize: A small accessory bundle including keyring, 2 badges & wristbands. PLUS 15% off any item on our store!

How To Enter

Simply head on over to any of the social media channels Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. You can enter on all platforms for a greater chance of winning!

Facebook: Like our To The Moon Clothing page & Share our competition image.

Twitter: Retweet our competition image & Follow our To The Moon Clothing twitter page.

Instagram: Like our competition image & Follow our To The Moon Clothing instagram page.

T&C’s

- Competition ends midnight Sunday 20th July 2014. Winners will be announced & contacted the following day.

- Should a respective winner have not contacted us to claim their prize within 28 days of the 20th July deadline, their prize shall be forfeited to a new winner.

- More than one entry is permitted - try as many times as you like!

- Entries are welcomed and recommended on all 3 social networking platforms to enhance your chances of winning.

- Styles of accessory bundles are to be picked at the discretion of To The Moon Clothing

- Prizes cannot be returned so ensure that you check our size guide when claiming your winning t-shirt to ensure a good fit.

- Winning t-shirt is subject to availability & stock levels

Let the competition begin! Good luck Astronauts!

spaceplasma:

Dark Gamma Ray Bursts

An artist’s conception of the environment around GRB 020819B based on ALMA observations. The GRB occurred in an arm of a galaxy in the constellation of Pisces (The Fishes). GRBs are huge explosions of a star spouting high-speed jets in a direction toward the observer. In a complete surprise, less gas was observed than expected, and correspondingly much more dust, making some GRBs appear as “dark GRBs”.

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are intense bursts of extremely high energy observed in distant galaxies — the brightest explosive phenomenon in the Universe. Bursts that last more than a couple of seconds are known as long-duration gamma-ray bursts (LGRBs) and are associated with supernova explosions — powerful detonations at the ends of the lives of massive stars.

In just a matter of seconds, a typical burst releases as much energy as the Sun will in its entire ten-billion-year lifetime. The explosion itself is often followed by a slowly fading emission, known as an afterglow, which is thought to be created by collisions between the ejected material and the surrounding gas. However, some gamma-ray bursts mysteriously seem to have no afterglow — they are referred to as dark bursts. One possible explanation is that clouds of dust absorb the afterglow radiation.

  • More information: here

Credit: Bunyo Hatsukade(NAOJ), ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

(via astronemma)

Source: spaceplasma

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The Voyager craft, launched in September 1977, has reached interstellar space after enjoying 37 years cruising through our solar system. 

Voyager 1 was launched about two weeks after its twin, Voyager 2, on a famous “grand tour” of the outer solar system. It has given the world some of its first good looks at Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their respective moons.

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And now, the little probe has reached interstellar space, scientists have confirmed. Last year, in August 2012, mission scientists announced that the probe had apparently left the heliosphere — the huge bubble of charged particles and magnetic fields surrounding the sun.

This conclusion was reached 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 of the CME caused the particles around Voyager 1 to vibrate substantially thus allowing mission scientists to calculate the density of the probe’s surroundings.

The CME in question erupted in March 2012 and its shock waves took just over a year to reach Voyager 1 in April 2013. After collecting this data, the team dug up another, much smaller CME-shock event from late 2012. After combining these separate measurements with knowledge of Voyager 1’s cruising speed, the researchers were able to trace the probe’s entry into interstellar space to August 2012.

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Interstellar space is the space between stars. It is dominated by plasma, or ionized gas, ejected by the death of nearby stars millions of years ago. Interstellar space begins where the heliosphere ends. However, Voyager 1 has not left the solar system as it is still within the confines of the Oort Cloud, a shell of comets that surround the solar system. Scientists estimate it will take Voyager a further 14,000 - 28,000 years to leave the Oort Cloud.

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FactOfTheDay: Saturn’s moon Mimas reveals its 88 mile wide crater - the feature belying its nickname ‘The Death Star’. The crater has walls 3 miles high and covers nearly a third of the moons diameter | www.ttmclothing.co.uk | #astronomy #astrophotorgraphy #cosmos #cool #deathstar #educate #fact #factoftheday #geek #galaxy #hubble #highres #instascience #interstellar #moon #nofilter #nasa #nightsky #outerspace #starwars #star #tothemoon #thespacemovement #ttmclothing

FactOfTheDay: Saturn’s moon Mimas reveals its 88 mile wide crater - the feature belying its nickname ‘The Death Star’. The crater has walls 3 miles high and covers nearly a third of the moons diameter | www.ttmclothing.co.uk | #astronomy #astrophotorgraphy #cosmos #cool #deathstar #educate #fact #factoftheday #geek #galaxy #hubble #highres #instascience #interstellar #moon #nofilter #nasa #nightsky #outerspace #starwars #star #tothemoon #thespacemovement #ttmclothing

Only a few hours left of our #independence #Day sale as it ends Midnight GMT time! Get over to the website and check it out! All t-shirts £11 ($18) or less! | www.ttmclothing.co.uk | 
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Only a few hours left of our #independence #Day sale as it ends Midnight GMT time! Get over to the website and check it out! All t-shirts £11 ($18) or less! | www.ttmclothing.co.uk |
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US Independence Day!
In celebration of our cousin’s day of Independence we’re knocking virtually all our prices down! 4th July = £4 off! Go get looking at our store and treat yourself to a few bargains   | www.ttmclothing.co.uk  | 
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US Independence Day!
In celebration of our cousin’s day of Independence we’re knocking virtually all our prices down! 4th July = £4 off! Go get looking at our store and treat yourself to a few bargains | www.ttmclothing.co.uk |
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A collage of just a few of the multitude of possibilities with our Galaxy Pocket tees! Select cuttings taken from real images of our beautiful universe out there, each one of our galaxy tees has a unique pocket, unlike any other. You couldn’t get any more personal if you tried - wear your own small piece of space at your heart! | www.ttmclothing.co.uk | 
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A collage of just a few of the multitude of possibilities with our Galaxy Pocket tees! Select cuttings taken from real images of our beautiful universe out there, each one of our galaxy tees has a unique pocket, unlike any other. You couldn’t get any more personal if you tried - wear your own small piece of space at your heart! | www.ttmclothing.co.uk |
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FactOfTheDay: Brown dwarves have atmospheres like planets do. Inside them is often steam, methane and vaporised iron. In cooler brown dwarves it rains molten iron droplets! 
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FactOfTheDay: Brown dwarves have atmospheres like planets do. Inside them is often steam, methane and vaporised iron. In cooler brown dwarves it rains molten iron droplets!
Image credit: Space.com
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Today is the peak of the June Bootids Meteor Shower

QUICK BROWSE

  1. Active each year June 26th - July 2nd. Peaks June 27th. Occasional outbursts produce a hundred or more meteors per hour.

  2. Radiant lies in the constellation Bootes

  3. Source - periodic comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke

  4. Hit Earth’s atmosphere with a velocity of 18 km/s (40,000 mph). Considered slow-moving meteors.

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MORE INFO

The June Bootids is a very unpredictable meteor shower, which had an unexpected outburst in 1998, but up until then had not seen significant observations other than in the years 1916, 1921, and 1927. In ‘98 the shower had an hourly rating of 50-100+. However, when similar was expected in 2010, the shower proved very weak with an hourly rating of just 10 or less an hour.

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The source of the June Bootids is comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke, which orbits the Sun once every 6.37 years. The comet follows an elliptical path that carries it from a point near the orbit of Earth to just beyond the orbit of Jupiter. Pons-Winnecke last visited the inner solar system in 2002. The comet’s tail is evidently clumpy. When our planet passes through a dense spot in the debris stream, a meteor shower erupts.

The meteor shower can be viewed in Britain though a significant issue will be the short, twilit midsummer nights - although even casual observers here easily spotted the 1998 return. Little activity is expected this year, though recent video results have indicated very weak rates may happen annually from the shower, on or around June 24 and also around the 1998 peak’s repeat time, on June 27. 

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Info Credits:
http://www.popastro.com/meteor/reference/meteorshowers/
http://spaceweather.com/meteors/junebootids.html

Happy Viewing!

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