Caturday’s Astrophenia | 2015.08.01

English: A picture of the sombrero galaxy

English: A picture of the sombrero galaxy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week has been a busy one for astronomers, with new data coming in from New Horizons as it nears the outer boundaries of the Solar System after passing Pluto, the Philae comet lander’s recent burst of activity, much is happening in astroscience.

This week’s Cat for ze Caturday features a little eldritch evil feline overlordishness courtesy of Mr. Eccles, with the font used being Arkham, found here. I’ve extended my language study for Bengali for a couple of extra days before focusing for most of August on Tamil, with periodic revising throughout to be done on Bengali and Hindi.

May your days be bright, your nights clear enough to see the stars, and as always…

Talotaa frang.

The Sombrero Galaxy from Hubble

Milky Way and Aurora over Antarctica

Rainbows and Rays over Bryce Canyon

The Deep Lagoon

Milky Way over Uluru

The ISS and a Colorful Moon

Stripping ESO 137-001

Image of the Week:

Weekly Astrognuz:

1982: Sci-fi in summer

What Are These Strange Scarlet Streaks Spotted on Tethys?

Ultra Compact Dwarfs: Mighty tiny galaxies

Eris’ Moon of Dysnomia

Sen: Kepler 452b and the media

Ceres Resembles Saturn’s Icy Moons

Comet: Sinkholes open up under venting gas

Faces of the Solar System

STEREO: Image of the Sun’s far side

Neptune’s Moon of Triton

Could We Make Artificial Gravity?

Radio broadcasts leave Earth at the speed of light. Scroll away from Earth and hear how far the biggest hits of the past have travelled. The farther away you get, the longer the waves take to travel there—and the older the music you’ll hear.


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