This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope feels incredibly three-dimensional for a piece of deep-space imagery.
The Sky Above You – February 2022
“The Moon will be New on February 1st, and Full on February 16th, near Regulus in Leo that night.”
“Science leaves no room for doubt: Climate change is the existential threat of our time”
“The trends are all the same because the trends are so large.” Gavin Schmidt, director of GISS, NASA
‘The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes’ (H6003; Julius Caesar, Act II Scene 2)
Saturn and its Moons, Part 2
Duncan Lunan continues his fascinating series with part two on the Moons of Saturn
Thinning Ice Melange Causing Rifts in Antarctica’s Floating Ice
“We have finally begun to seek an explanation as to why these ice shelves started retreating and coming into these configurations that became unstable decades before hydrofracturing could act on them,” Eric Rignot
Hubble & The ‘Molten Ring’ Galaxy
an example of one of the largest, nearly complete Einstein rings ever seen – a deep-space optical phenomenon.
Luna 2 #OnThisDay
On 12th of September 1959 the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), launched Luna 2. It was to be the first spacecraft to impact on the moon.
“The four large Jupiter moons, discovered by Galileo and called the Galilean satellites in his memory, are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, in order out from the planet.”
Jupiter is much further from the Sun than Mars and is passed by the Earth every 13 months, so it’s brilliant in the night sky for much of every year.