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Saturn’s rings are halfway to their death
Look at them while you can. They may only last another 100 million years.
4 weeks ago by nwlinks
Scientists say mysterious 'Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft
Personally, I’ve always had my suspicions about Comet Schwassmann–Wachmann 1.
10 weeks ago by nwlinks
Scholz’s Star Disturbed Oort Cloud Objects 70,000 Years Ago
Relatively old news, but i had not heard about it! Fascinating...
september 2018 by nwlinks
The Transit of Mercury
Next Monday, May 9th, in the morning European time.
may 2016 by nwlinks
The Telescope that Disproved Liberalism: Part I
First installment of a three-part essay on the Leviathan of Parsonstown.
astronomy  ireland  historyofscience 
may 2015 by nwlinks
Europe's TSOs face 'unprecedented test' from March eclipse
35GW of EU photovoltaic capacity will be blocked by the Moon.
energy  astronomy 
march 2015 by nwlinks
Massive Southern Coronal Hole on Sun
Actual NASA statement rather than media hype.
january 2015 by nwlinks
The Discovery of Ceres: How Gauss found it
Omitted by my previous link, a fascinating bit of maths history.
astronomy  asteroids 
december 2014 by nwlinks
History of Ceres
How we came to know of the first dwarf planet
astronomy  asteroids 
december 2014 by nwlinks
Casual sexism: When a shirt is more than a shirt.
Yet another good piece about the #shirtstorm, by @BadAstronomer
sexandgenderandsexuality  astronomy 
november 2014 by nwlinks
Phobos 360
The inner moon of Mars, from all angles.
december 2013 by nwlinks
Arabic in the Sky
How the Arabic names for stars came to be used by us.
history  astronomy  linguistics 
july 2013 by nwlinks
What’s the moon worth?
"To sadly summarize: while the theoretical value of the moon may be countless zillions, today it’s not worth jack."
economics  astronomy 
november 2012 by nwlinks
Comet Hergenrother is disintegrating
A missing "neither" in last sentence. I hope.
november 2012 by nwlinks
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