“This really is a previously unrecognised phenomenon” – Dr Simone Scaringi, Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, at Durham University
The mineral resources of the asteroids will be of great importance in the future
“Like most people, until the 1960s I greatly underestimated the hazard from incoming asteroids and comets, and greatly overestimated the size that would be needed to cause serious harm. “
Read about asteroids and impacts – written by Duncan Lunan
an example of one of the largest, nearly complete Einstein rings ever seen – a deep-space optical phenomenon.
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.
The Moon will be New on September 7th, and Full on September 21st, the day before the Autumn equinox
“Here’s a poem by C.S. Lewis which possibly has more to do with the root of this impulse ……”