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

Friday, February 3, 2017

Focus in on Saturn



What's up in the solar system? Courtesy of The Planetary Society, a snapshot. Focus in on Saturn, here you will find Cassini, on final approach and the last legs of its long mission.

Airglow Australis



Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is more proof I need to get to the southern hemisphere. "Mouseover" the image in the link for a constellation guide.