The planet Mercury will reappear in the evening sky with Venus in December, at greatest elongation from the Sun on December 21st, coinciding with the winter solstice.
“It is incredibly exciting to know that everything is going to be rewritten. That is one of the best parts of being a scientist.” Laura Flagg, Cornell University
John’s Young’s space suited leap on Apollo 16. “Some of the things the astronauts did would be well-nigh impossible under Earth gravity, particularly moving at speed or leaping, as John Young did on an Apollo 16 EVA, while wearing spacesuits”
The researchers studied the Sparkler galaxy located in Webb’s First Deep Field and used JWST to determine that five of the sparkling objects around it are globular clusters. Image credit: Canadian Space Agency with images from NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Mowla, Iyer et al. 2022.
“The Taurid meteor showers from Encke’s Comet go on for the whole of November, peaking on November 5th and 11th-12th”
“With the formation of NASA in 1958, Project Mercury was started as a crash programme to put American astronauts into space in one-man capsules “
Duncan Lunan explores some more Space Howlers” Robert MacCall, poster image of Clavius base, Earth in correct phase for Tycho sunrise”
Check out the night sky in October with this star map and guide to what to look for from Duncan Lunan
“In space, no one can hear you scream. But sometimes it’s tempting.”
” Big Bear Lake in the Sierras, 6500 feet up (2000 feet higher than you can get in the UK without an aircraft), has an excellent night sky, stabilised by the water of the artificial lake “