Lutetia and Saturn

Today, the ESA spaceprobe Rosetta passed by the asteroid Lutetia on its way to rendezvous with a comet in 2014.  In the long distance is the planet Saturn. Lutetia and Saturn Sometimes I still get goosebumps from shots like this. Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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Moonstruck

It’s probably a surprise to no one that reads this, that I was enamored of NASA, astronauts and space travel when I was youngster.  I watched the later Apollo missions, the docking between Apollo and Soyuz and the first space shuttle launches – transfixed to the TV in a rapt wonder that I have probably…

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Liquid Water on Mars: Pretty Damn Cool

Today NASA announced that it had the best evidence yet that not only did Mars possess significant liquid water in its past, but that even now water occasionally flows on that "remote, forbidding planet" (to quote HG Wells). Martian Water Fall? Apparently, the Solar System can still hold a lot of surprises, even if we…

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Two Sunsets

The other day, a few friends from work gathered on one of the balconies of our building to enjoy a beer (ot two) and we were treated to a brilliant sunset — crisp cerulean blue skies with clouds that changed from white to pink to orange to red, finally fading to violet and gray.  It…

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Two Sunsets

The other day, a few friends from work gathered on one of the balconies of our building to enjoy a beer (ot two) and we were treated to a brilliant sunset — crisp cerulean blue skies with clouds that changed from white to pink to orange to red, finally fading to violet and gray.  It…

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