Tag Archives: Solar System

Venus as We Have Never Seen Her Before

Image credit: JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Damia Bouic. Here are some fantastic new images of Venus as imaged in infrared by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Akatsuki Venus Climate Orbiter (also known as PLANET-C). Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty and … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Few Classics from Mars Express

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Mars Express. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express mission entered Martian orbit on December 25, 2003 with its lander, Beagle 2 (RIP). Although Beagle 2 landed successfully, only two of its four solar panels deployed … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Annular “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse Today

Image credit & copyright: Jia-Hao. Today, Sunday, February 26, 2017 the new moon will cross directly in front of the sun and create the first of two solar eclipses (syzygy’s) of 2017.  If you plan to witness one of the … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

There are no Knuckleballs in Space!

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA. Relax we’re not going to be talking about Red Sox legend, Tim Wakefield or their current knuckleball ace Stephen Wright, but instead this is in regard to solar system bodies or we can safely assume … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the Saturn, Mars and Antares Trio as it’s been quite a treat for the past few months.  If you haven’t seen this … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Last Seasonal Blue Moon Until 2019 Saturday

Image credit & copyright: Me. When the Full Moon rises tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, 2016 we will see the last seasonal blue moon until May of 2019. There are a few different definitions of Blue Moon and I’ve detailed them … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment