Tag Archives: Space

᚛ᚈᚑᚋ ᚄᚉᚑᚈᚈ᚜ and ᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜

This is an Ogham stone, or “ogg-em” stone, depending on whose pronunciation you follow. The carvings on here are from an alphabet unlike anything else in the world, an alphabet that is literally an exception to modern rules. I’m not talking about the Roman letters on the face: I’m talking about the markings carved into… Read More »

Zodiacal Light Explained

the Attic ama Desert in northern Chile is famed for its dark night skies which can be enjoyed in their full glory thanks to the absence of light pollution but even the darkest sky is not completely dark astronomers at esos observatories often encounter and natural light phenomenon above those telescopes known as the zoo… Read More »

Metronomy – I’m Aquarius (Music Video)

Just one fight and just one anniversary So I never thought you’d be the one to up and leave You said our love was written in the stars But I never paid attention to my charts And now I see how quick you must want to forget ‘Cause you left the ring I bought you… Read More »

Star Size Comparison 2

😀 Earth’s Moon Mercury Ganymede Jupiter’s Moon Mars Venus Known as Earth’s sister planet Earth [known as Terra] You are still here! Kepler 10c [Exoplanet] One of the biggest rocky planet ever discovered Exoplanet=a planet orbiting a star outside our solar system Neptune The smallest known gas giant in the solar system Uranus Tilted sideways,… Read More »

Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Begin Flights on SOFIA Observatory

[MUSIC] The first educators in the 2014 Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program were recently immersed in an astronomical science mission during a flight aboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA. The four teachers and informal educators,the first of 24 scheduled to fly aboard the flying telescope this year, paired with astronomers and scientists to… Read More »

Could Asteroid Mining Fuel Deep Space Travel?

If we want to colonize space, we have to figure out how to generate a large supply of life sustaining resources. The most important being water. The good news is, traces of water have been detected throughout our solar system. And asteroids may hold the most accessible abundance of water that we know of. There… Read More »

The Star That Trolled Astronomers

In 1967, S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a graduate student at Cambridge University. She and her thesis advisor, Anthony Hewish, were using a custom-built radio telescope to study radio signals from outer space. To their surprise, they saw a series of blips coming from a specific point in the sky. It looked like a star… Read More »

Meet the Galaxies (and More…) – Part 1 – A Song About Astronomy

Swirling through Space are clusters of billions of stars Bound by gravity, some are close and some are far Collections of stars, gas and dust, Each grouping is unique These groups are known as galaxies Let’s see who we can meet They are Galaxies Traveling at great velocity Held together by gravity Cosmic Mysteries They… Read More »