Saturday, January 21, 2017
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows Saturn's tiny shepherd moon Daphnis as imaged by the hard-working Cassini orbiter. As the mission winds down, NASA and JPL are taking a few chances.
Buckle up for the ride.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the night skies over the Earth...from over the Earth. "Mouseover" the image (in the link) of the International Space Station to get a guide to what you are seeing.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Was Clarke disappointed with the film of 2001: A Space Odyssey? This recollection probably (well, yes definitely) should be taken with some grains of salt. We no longer can ask Kubrick or Clarke for their recollections, but this contradicts the thousands of words written by them, or others involved with the production, or covering the production.
Update: A different posting of the same article throws a different light in emphasis.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
L.A. Gilman on The World According to Garp. Have you ever wanted to throw a book across the room?
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows NGC 891 in the constellation of Andromeda (home of Messier 31). Seen edge-on, the more familiar spiral shape you see in Messier 31 is changed to a view of the stars and obscuring dust clouds embedded in the spiral.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day comes courtesy of the long-running Cassini orbiter, now in the final stages of the mission. Saturn's moon Mimas displays crater Herschel with a very visible large central peak. Death Star, anyone?