Caturday’s Astrophenia: 2014/02/15


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“We’ve tended in our cosmologies to make things familiar. Despite all our best efforts, we’ve not been very inventive. In the West, Heaven is placid and fluffy, and Hell is like the inside of a volcano. In many stories, both realms are governed by dominance hierarchies headed by gods or devils. Monotheists talked about the king of kings. In every culture we imagined something like our own political system running the Universe. Few found the similarity suspicious.”

– Carl Sagan, page 46, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

The Missing Craters of Asteroid Itokawa

Falling to Earth

The Heart and Soul Nebulas

Rocket, Meteor, and Milky Way over Thailand

Downtown Auriga

IC 1805: Light from the Heart

NGC 2359: Thor’s Helmet

Images of the Week:

Composite Image of Galaxy Cluster MS 0735
Source: Hubblesite.org

Dust Band Around the Nucleus of  Black Eye Galaxy  M64
Source: Hubblesite.org

Weekly Astrognuz:

One Year Later, Russian Meteor Strike Sparks Asteroid Deflection Talks

European GPS Satellites Pass Key Test in Orbit

SpaceX on Pace for Mid-March Launch to Space Station

NASA’s ‘Jelly Doughnut’ Mars Rock Mystery Solved

Scientists to Create Coldest Spot in Universe on Space Station

Mysterious Energy Ribbon at Solar System’s Edge a ‘Cosmic Roadmap’

Europe’s Billion-Star Mapping Spacecraft Takes First Photo (Image)

NASA Report: How to Defend Planet from Asteroids

Gigantic Black Hole Jets Shines in Amazing New Video/Photo

NASA, FRance Team Up for 2016 Mars Lander Mission

The Cosmos in Video:

Weekly Astrofave(s):

NASA’s Robotic Lander Morpheus Soars in Test Flight (Video)

Full-size space shuttle exhibit launching at Air Force Museum in Ohio

Quiz: How Well do You Know our Solar System?

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