Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cell Tower



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us a supercell over Montana. There's an alien mothership in there somewhere, I just know it!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Survey



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day stretches from horizon to horizon and includes all the major planets. "Mouseover" the image for a guide and click on the image to get to the other half of the way.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hail Hydra



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day brings us NGC 3621, a beautiful spiral galaxy in the southern constellation of Hydra.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Shepherd at Work



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a Cassini Orbiter image of Daphnis making waves in the rings of Saturn. Spooky action! Newtonian fun!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Atoll Galaxy



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows polar ring galaxy NGC 660. Ask not who the galaxy atolls, it atolls for you.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Rose



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day has always been one of my favorite sights in the sky: The Rosette Nebula, NGC 2237.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Polar Flyby



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is another jaw-dropping image from the Juno mission to Jupiter. How many hurricane-like clouds can you spot?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Home Picture



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day looks back at the neighborhood. In 1990, Voyager 1 looked back one last time and showed us where we are.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Towering Heart



Deep in the Heart Nebula (IC 1805) stands a tower of gas. Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day peers inside the cluster Melotte 15 to tease out the details.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ice Crescent



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a crescent Enceladus, around Saturn. Thanks to the hard-working Cassini orbiter for another beautiful view!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Butterfly of Chaos



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the Butterfly Nebula (NGC 6302), courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Master of Chaos



An interview with Rick Meints, President of my favorite still-existing game company, Chaosium. I have spent many hours going mad with Call of Cthulhu and questing for runes with RuneQuest. Good to see a favorite spring to new life! Great picture, Rick!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017