Tag Archives: Planet

THE END IS NEAR FOR THE MESSENGER

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JHUAPL. With the burn up of Venus Express in late 2014-early 2015, one of our two eyes to the inferior (inner) planets was extinguished. Unfortunately, it seems that in early 2015, after nearly 11 years in … Continue reading

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HESPERUS & HERMES LEAD THE PARADE OF THE PLANETS

Image Credit & Copyright: William G. Justo. Check out this beautiful sunset image of the inferior planets, Venus and Mercury by William G. Justo captured on January 6, 2015 from San Jose, CA. Be sure to check out more of … Continue reading

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ERIS & HER DAUGHTER ROAM THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S EDGE

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Discovered on January 5, 2005 by Mike Brown (AKA Pluto Killer) and his team of Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) discover minor planet 136199 Eris … Continue reading

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WHAT IF THE SUN DISAPPEARED

Illustration Credit & Copyright: QAuZ on DeviantArt. I really enjoy these thinking posts and it seems that you do as well so let’s fire up another one. What if the Sun disappeared? I’m not talking about the Sun slowly dying, … Continue reading

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ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING

This post is going to be a little different but I want to illustrate something to you that for many may rewire the way that you look at the solar system and space as a whole.  It will, at least … Continue reading

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MARS MEETS ITS RIVAL IN THE HEART OF THE SCORPION

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. On the night of Sunday, September 28, 2014 just after sunset look southwest to the constellation Scorpius to witness a beautiful sight; the red planet will be alongside the red heart of … Continue reading

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HAPPY MARTIAN BIRTHDAY CURIOSITY!

HAPPY MARTIAN BIRTHDAY CURIOSITY! Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL. CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and related links. Congratulations to NASA/JPL and Mars Science Lab (MSL) Curiosity for completing its first Martian year today! The following … Continue reading

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