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On the Beach with Mars: NASA Image of the Day

Look at that. Look how beautiful. Such a majestic site to behold. It just fills one with wonder and awe. I mean seriously, what an amazing looking dog. Good boy! Oh, and that sky is pretty impressive as well. On the Beach with Mars Explanation: At the end of last year's northern summer, after its dazzling opposition, Mars still shone brightly in the night. The celestial beacon easily attracted the attention of these two night skygazers who stood still

By |June 2nd, 2022|

Jupiter is Far Out: NASA Image of the Day

This image is made up of two things I really enjoy: Space stuff and psychedelic art. And not since the final section of 2001: A Space Odyssey has the two been blended so well together! In all seriousness, this is pretty clever. Some groovy artist/graphic designer/free-spirit individual not tied down by the restraints placed on them by the Man realized that the images coming back from the Juno spacecraft looked a lot like the psychedelic

By |July 20th, 2021|

…X-Rays From Uranus: NASA Image of the Day

[INSERT JOKE HERE] But seriously folks... Detecting X-Rays From Uranus Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, as shown in this image from March 2021. This result may help scientists learn more about this enigmatic ice giant planet in our solar system. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and has two sets of rings around its equator. The planet, which has four times the diameter of Earth, rotates

By |July 2nd, 2021|

Finding a Missing Black Hole: NASA Image of the Week

Today's image is of a black hole, or rather the lack of a black hole. There should be a black hole but no evidence of a black hole where the black hole should be exists.  If this sounds confusing, it is. Or at least it is to an untrained blogger whose expertise is in stories of science rather than the science itself. This brings me to a sneaky suspicion I've had since I first looked

By |January 19th, 2021|

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