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Two Planets

No, that really isn’t the Moon. It’s a planet – Venus.

It’s summer here in Sydney and the late sunsets always make it more difficult to observe but this year, in addition, the cloudy weather has made it almost impossible. 121 more words

Solar System

SOFIA Observations of Ceres Show You Can't Judge an Asteroid by Its Cover(ing)

The dwarf planet Ceres, at 587 miles wide the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, has a different surface composition than previously thought—and it took NASA and DLR’s  268 more words


NASA Image of the Day - Daphnis Up Close

The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn’s rings on Jan. 6 more words


Solar System Market Segmented by Production Volume by Region, By Application, and Geography Trends and Forecasts (2016-2021)

Solar System Market 2016 report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the Global key players. It also provides analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market. 921 more words


Cassini Has Just Taken the Best Picture of Daphnis Yet!

Hello, Daphnis! On January 16, 2017, the Cassini spacecraft captured the best photo yet of Daphnis, a 5-mile-wide shepherd moon that orbits Saturn inside the Keeler Gap at the outermost edge of the A ring (and also just so happens to be my personal favorite moon of Saturn!) The raw image arrived on Earth today, and it’s just beautiful. 349 more words


NASA Image of the Day - Possible Signs of Ancient Drying in Martian Rock

A grid of small polygons on the Martian rock surface near the right edge of this view may have originated as cracks in drying mud more than 3 billion years ago. 7 more words