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Mars sunset

Adding to the previous post, there was also a contest for the most beautiful picture taken by the Mars rovers. Here’s the outcome, and that’s a good one. I used it as a desktop background…


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Jupiter in the picture again

The New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Jupiter to get a gravity assist for its travel to Pluto. Here’s a picture of Jupiter from the NH spacecraft. "Mission scientists also will use this flyby…


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Almodovar, Spain on APOD

Just a nice picture. "Explanation: While Comet McNaught ruled southern skies, last week’s conjunction of the Moon and Venus could be enjoyed by denizens of both hemispheres of planet Earth. The two more commonly viewed…


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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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Doing a Black Hole Dance

Both APOD and Sky and Telescope ran a story on the black hole that’s supposedly in the center of our own Milky Way, although with these pictures "supposedly" sounds a little shallow. Live from the…


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A sad robot’s tale

This is a sad story of a small robot all on its own, wandering around, desperately looking for contact. It could well be a tragic SF-story, but it isn’t. In 1997 Mars Pathfinder landed on…