Caturday’s Astrophenia: 2014/03/01


This week, an odd new class of quantum object has been indentified, the U.S. airforce announces a new space surveillance program, a new report says that ‘climate change is more certain than ever,’ and 715 new exoplanets have been identified from data taken from the Kepler planet-finder telescope. Welcome to the month of Mars, a world to which I believe we shall one day send humans if we can manage the political will!

Cassini Spacecraft Crosses Saturn’s Ring Plane

The Cloudy Cores of Active Galaxies

The Pleiades Deep and Dusty

Aurora over New Zealand

Daytime Moon Meets Morning Star

Möbius Arch Moonrise

NGC 7331 and Beyond

Images of the Week:

Saturn Aurora — January 28, 2004
Source: Hubblesite.org
Hubble/IRTF Composite Image of Jupiter Storms
Source: Hubblesite.org

Weekly Astrognuz:

Year-Long Mock Mars Mission Picks Semifinalists for Canadian Arctic Crew

Did An Icy Collision Produce The Odd Shape Of Asteroid 624 Hektor?

Quantum Dropleton: Weird New Particle Acts Like Liquid

Scientists announce 715 new planets found in Kepler data

“Climate Change is Now More Certain Than Ever,” New Report Says

Martian Meteorite Could Have Contained Ancient Water And Life, NASA Paper Says

NASA vows to fix problems that led to spacesuit leak

Incredible Technology: Space ‘Harpoons’ Could Snatch Samples of Asteroids and Moons

Next Generation NASA/JAXA Global Weather Research Satellite thunders aloft from Japanese Spaceport

NASA’s Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft a ‘Gift That Keeps on Giving’

Runaway Pulsar Sports 37 Light-Year-Long Tail | Video

Incredible Aurora Outburst From Recent X-Class Flare

Air Force general reveals new space surveillance program

Construction of Giant Telescope in Hawaii Could Begin This Summer

The Cosmos in Video:

Weekly Astrofave(s):

Space History Photo: First Picture of Mars

Warp Drive, When? Some Emerging Possibilities

A widescale UFO hoax planned for April? | Doubtful News

Cool Cosmos: Your infrared guide to the world and the Universe beyond

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About Troy Loy

I seek to learn through this site and others how to better my ability as a person and my skill at using my reason and understanding to best effect. I do fractal artwork as a hobby, and I'm working to develop it to professional levels, though I've a bit to go till I reach that degree of skill! This is a crazy world we're in, but maybe I can do a little, if only that, to make it a bit more sane than it otherwise would be.

Posted on Saturday, 1:00, March 1, 2014, in Astropix & Astronomy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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