Tag Archives: Moon

Cassini’s 10th Anniversary

Cassini has been orbiting Saturn for ten years. In that time, it has taken some truly phenomenal photographs. I’ve already posted about a couple of them (In the shadow of Saturn & Saturn from above), as well as a montage of … Continue reading

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How To Identify That Light In The Sky

“What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one of humanity’s more common questions, an answer may result from a few quick observations. For example — is it moving or blinking? If so, and if you live near a city, the … Continue reading

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If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel

If the moon were only 1 pixel, what would our solar system look like to scale? 1 pixel equates to 3474.8 km. The answer, as I’m sure you’re aware, is a whole lot of nothing. And by nothing, I mean … Continue reading

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“Evening Star” Earth

We’ve had a most peculiar sunset imaged from Mars, but here, for the first time, we can see the “Evening Star” Earth. “This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the … Continue reading

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Outer Space

Some pretty cool facts about space. Credit to OnlineSchools (although I can’t find the image on their website at all). I knew the majority of the things on the list, but infographics are always interesting to look at. Onwards!

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In The Shadow Of Saturn

The images taken by the Cassini space probe are fast becoming some of my favourite images. I can now add to the growing list this stunning image of Saturn (APOD). “In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini … Continue reading

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Rotating Moon From LRO

“No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this. That’s because the Earth’s moon is tidally locked to the Earth, showing us only one side. Given modern digital technology, however, combined with many detailed images returned by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a … Continue reading

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