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The Eye of Saturn

I was fascinated to come across some images from the NASA Cassini probe the other day. The most stunning ones were of the ‘eye’ of Saturn, the vortex which appears near to the planet’s north pole. 75 more words


From ESO: "A Spectacular Landscape of Star Formation"

European Southern Observatory

20 August 2014
Richard Hook
ESO Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany

Tel: +49 89 3200 6655
Email: rhook@eso.org

This image, captured by the… 547 more words

Basic Research

Sweet Tooth

Do you have a sweet tooth? Me too :) check out these cool custom lollipops:

Some are 3D; others are 2D. Above are 3D lollipop depictions of different nebulae and solar systems/planets. 103 more words

Nerd Merchandise

August 20 - Launch of Voyager 2

Voyager 2 launched today in 1977, which I vaguely remember was the year I bought my electric guitar. I was a big fan of Queen and Deep Purple at the time so it had to be done.  144 more words

Going On Up There Then

What Are These Mysterious Green Lights Photographed From the Space Station?

“Bangkok is the bright city. The green lights outside the city? No idea…” This was the description accompanying the photo above, perplexingly Tweeted by Expedition 40/41 astronaut Reid Wiseman on Aug. 95 more words


Ursa Major

The Great Bear prowls the skies over my garage. 6 more words


Scientific Error Delayed the Search for Alien Life

In the 19th century, astronomers believed that solar systems formed in nebular clouds throughout the universe. But 20th century scientists rejected that idea, arguing that our solar system was an aberration. 63 more words