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 Sky Above You – November 2022
“The Taurid meteor showers from Encke’s Comet go on for the whole of November, peaking on November 5th and 11th-12th”
Yes We Really Did Land On The Moon – Part 2, On The Moon Itself
Surveyor 3, Apollo 12, with lunar module behind
And Finally…Yes, We Did Go To The Moon
The Public Affairs Officer at the Johnson Space Centre, Houston, remarked, “As you can see, it’s only a paper fender, but the Moon is real.”
Lucy Swoops Near Earth
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft will swoop near Earth today Oct. 16 to use this planet’s gravity to set itself on a course toward the Jupiter Trojan asteroids.
A History of Spaceflight
“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 “
Howlers in Space, Part 3
Having come this far with ‘Howlers in Space’ perhaps it’s fitting to end with a film which contains more howlers than almost any others, and yet gets a surprising number of things right – some of them almost unaccountably.
Howlers in Space, Part 2
Duncan Lunan explores some more Space Howlers” Robert MacCall, poster image of Clavius base, Earth in correct phase for Tycho sunrise”
The Sky Above You: October 2022
Check out the night sky in October with this star map and guide to what to look for from Duncan Lunan
Howlers in Space
“In space, no one can hear you scream. But sometimes it’s tempting.”