“Prof. Freeman Dyson advanced the idea that genetically engineered trees could be planted on comets and grow to such size that their foliage could sustain photosynthesis even at the distances from the Sun of the Kuiper Belt or the Oort Cloud. “
The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on the night of January 3rd/4th, and will be well seen this year, with no moonlight to spoil it.
Duncan Lunan continues his exploration of Comets
“New Horizons is travelling towards the Galactic Centre in Sagittarius, a very interesting direction.”
“Percival Lowell, famous or infamous for the ‘canals’ on Mars, also started the search which led to the discovery of Pluto. “
Explore the planets and their moons with Duncan Lunan, includes fabulous images
” The curious thing about Iapetus is that one side of it is more than ten times brighter than the other.”
“Saturn takes 29½ years to orbit the Sun and is passed by the Earth at intervals of little more than a year”
Read about asteroids and impacts – written by Duncan Lunan
Duncan Lunan brings you the October map for the night sky, what to see and where.