Caturday’s Astrophenia: 2014/05/31


Spiral Galaxy NGC 3627 (NASA, Chandra, 12/13/12)

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3627 (NASA, Chandra, 12/13/12) (Photo credit: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

G’day, and good morning from my side of the globe. This week was interesting, and at least on my end is bound to be more interesting still. I’ve noticed a little bit of discussion going on about the strength of the evidence for recent claims of the discovery of gravitational waves, here. I’ve decided to post semi-regularly on my blogs, linked to here as The Collect Call, I am Troythulu, The Impudent Algorithm, the Gods of Terra, My Horrific Elegance, The Hypershard Dispatches, We are the Wavetouched, the Checkerboards of the Gods, and The Exohuman Journal.

These more specific-material sites (only three are general purpose, including this one) should help out with any reluctance I may have on occasion to post something, and help improve my proficiency at writing. It’s been a long time since the clunky verbiage of my early post-2008 entries, and there’s work to be done with that still.

This weekend, I’m having guests over to help pass the time, especially teh Queen of teh Fluffies, Willow, who’s appearance will no doubt fill Rockykins and Mr. Eccles with feline joy.

It’ll be a busy weekend, with the launching on the Algorithm of a series of ongoing narratives/reviews of Indra’s Pearls, a math text that reads like adventure fiction that I’m currently studying from. We’ll see how that turns out, but I’ll be posting installments each Monday or thereabouts.

Camelopardalids and ISS

An ALMA Telescope Array Time-Lapse

Star Factory Messier 17

The Cone Nebula from Hubble

Millions of Stars in Omega Centauri 

Planetary Nebula Abell 36

Satellite Station and Southern Skies

Images of the Week:

The Colorful Demise of a Sun-like Star
Source: Hubblesite.org

The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula
Source: Hubblesite.org

Weekly Astrognuz:

Watch All The Apollo Saturn V Rockets Blast Off At The Same Time

Future Space Telescope (WFIRST) to Probe Exoplanets, Dark Energy (Video)

Weekly Space Hangout – May 30, 2014

3D Printer ‘For Weightlessness’ Needs Special Design (video)

Spitzer Telescope in Crosshairs of a Budget-Constrained NASA

New Arecibo Radar Images Show Comet Responsible for Camelopardalids is an Icy, Cratered Mini-World

Space History Photo: Little Joe Launch Vehicle

There Might Be 100 Million Planets in the Galaxy with Complex Life

Virgin Galactic Signs FAA Deal to Clear Airspace for Suborbital Flights

Video: Beyond Neptune, It Sure Is Crowded With Icy Objects

SpaceX Unveils Dragon V2 Spaceship

Astrophoto: Spectacular View of the Triffid Nebula in Narrowband

Cosmic Inflation Pioneers Snag Prestigious Kavli Prize

The Battle Against what Spaceflight Does to Your Health

Hunt Intensifies for Aliens on Kepler’s Planets

How Much Can Titan’s Sunsets Teach Us About Alien Planets?

Want to Find Alien Life? It Will Take a Lot of Luck.

Will An Asteroid Smack Jupiter in 2022?

NASA’s Voyager Probes Still Healthy After Nearly 4 Decades in Space

Chandra Helps Explain ‘Red & Dead’ Galaxies | NASA

“We’ll Find Alien Life in This Lifetime,” Scientists Tell Congress

The Cosmos in Video:

Weekly Astropicks:

The NASA Exoplanet Archive

No, An Asteroid is Not Going To Wipe Out All Life on Earth in 2041

Cassini Solstice Mission: Images

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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, 0:09, May 31, 2014, in Astropix & Astronomy and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. amazing pix… we are having quite nice time down here after the initial terror of being roasted, the skies have mellowed.

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  2. ouch! reminds me of last monsoon… the problem in kolkata is the houses too flood alongwith roads… wonder what is in store this year :(

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