Narrow-angle false color composite taken on 2006-03-22 using infrared (IR3), green and ultraviolet (UV3) filters. Because the far infrared filter was used, at wavelengths in which Saturn is less bright than in the green filter, the saturnlit portion … Continue reading
From Universe Today, The Latin name for our galaxy is Via Lactea. It translates literally as Road of Milk and is so called because of the pale band of light formed by stars in the galactic plane as seen from … Continue reading
Instead of looking for rational causation, some of us look for fairy dust explanations.
Here is a really great photo today at NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day site. Click to enlarge. A starry night over the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is really not so starry. In fact, the Moon is the only celestial beacon to … Continue reading
Tonight Jupiter is making its closest pass by Earth sine 1963 and wont be this close again until 2022. More at The Universe Today.