A cute Bottlenose Dolphin breaching in the bow wave of a boat.
Today I downloaded the Google Sky app on my Android smartphone. So when it finally got dark today, I went out stargazing to try it out. I find this application really useful as it follows the movement of the phone … Continue reading
Some time ago, I posted an image of the Copernicus Crater for the Astronomy Picture of the Week. Now I stumbled upon an amazing painting by Marshal T. Savage depicting his vision of a future colony on the Moon. It’s the … Continue reading
Copernicus is one of the largest lunar impact craters on the visible hemisphere of the Moon. It was named after the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. The crater is estimated to have formed about 800 million years ago during the Copernican … Continue reading
Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. It is the innermost of Jupiter’s four major moons also known as the Galilean moons, named after their discoverer. Io’s surface is constantly under construction. The volcanic eruptions quickly … Continue reading
This is a photo montage of Uranus and five of it’s largest moons. The photos were taken separately by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. The moons, from largest to smallest as they appear here, are Ariel, Miranda, Titania, Oberon and Umbriel. … Continue reading
A pulsar is probably the deadliest object in the Universe. Despite their beauty, you wouldn’t want to get close to one of them! They are a type of neutron star that emits a highly focused beam of electromagnetic radiation from … Continue reading
This photo of the unusual stone mesas of the Cydonia region on Mars was taken by the robotic spacecraft called Mars Express. It shows an area about 90 kilometers wide. What most people don’t know is that the region in … Continue reading