Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Jewel of the Southern Sky

Image credit & copyright: Ivan Eder. Seemingly awash in a shower of stars, southern globular star cluster 47 Tuc has been labeled as the “Jewel of the Southern Sky” and for good reason. With an apparent magnitude of 4.9 this … Continue reading

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Orbital ATK SLS Booster Test Tuesday!

  Illustrations & video credit & copyright: NASA. Tuesday, June 28, 2015 at 08:05 EDT (12:05 UTC) Orbital ATK will conduct the second and final horizontal static-fire test on a solid rocket booster (SRB) known as Qualification Motor-2 (QM-2) at … Continue reading

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Night Drive

Image credit &copyright: Mike Taylor. This image goes a long way in feeding my unhealthy love for the southwest desert. Mike Taylor comes through again, this time with a great Milky Way image from The Valley of the Gods, in … Continue reading

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Solstice Full Moon

Image credit & copyright: Me. Feel free to use and abuse with credit. Summer begins today, Monday June 20, 2016 at 18:34 EDT (22:34 UTC) for the Northern Hemisphere and happy first day of winter to all of my upside … Continue reading

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The Water Fall Nebula (Zoom)

The universe is an intriguing and mysterious place and every new bit of information comes with many more questions attached to it. I, like so many others believe this is one of the greatest aspects to learning.  The more that … Continue reading

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The Ignorance of Nibiru

Illustration credit & copyright: JPL; Batygin and Brown/Caltech. You know, I usually refrain from even writing posts like these for two main reasons. One is that they’re a complete waste of my or anyone else’s time and second is that … Continue reading

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Blue Cosmic Wings

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The dual lobes of bipolar planetary nebula and dying star, Hen 2-437 glow in brilliant blue here as seen by Hubble. Planetary nebulae are very low density and comprised of mostly gaseous … Continue reading

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