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Mars holding its breath.

It’s raining. Following from that it’s a. overcast and b. stars are not visible. Lucky you if it’s different with you. What can I do? Sit inside doing nothing. I’d better look at my PC…


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No rhetorics needed

When the COBE sent us pictures about the background radiation, there immediately was talk about “the face of God”. It made me cringe way back when. Many scientists feel the constant urge to battle everyone…


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A scene from history

Today is my birthday. 46 years ago the skies looked like this at the time of my birth. Moon (upper right), Mars (dark red, upper left) and Orion (middle left) ahoy!


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Washed away

If you think that clouds are always a disadvantage when stargazing, you’re partly right but, as weird as it might sound, partly wrong. That might sound weird, because overcast is overcast, without any stars peeking…



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‘Bout Bulges

How’s your central bulge doing these days? Does it come from a merger – say a pregnancy – or has it evolved on its own? Well, either of you, you’re not alone in the galaxy….


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The worst weather in the solar system.

Yesterday it was stormy. There were gales, 9 to 10 Bft. There was mucho rain. Roof tiles were flying low. At this very moment, 5,000 people are stranded because there is not one single train…