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Hey Jupiter

A Whole New Jupiter
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles

This image of Jupiter’s southern pole, from the Juno probe, has to be one of the most beautiful, amazing photos ever taken.

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Jupiter Crash

Two amateur videos shot early on March 17th show a brief but bright flash on the edge of Jupiter’s disk. Did the King of Planets get whacked again?

Source: Another Impact on Jupiter? – Sky & Telescope

Which brings me to the requisite ear worm. I love this song.


Jupiter Crash by The Cure

So much for gravity…

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Hey Jupiter

Jupiter at a glance
Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC), M. Wong (UC Berkeley), and G. Orton (JPL-Caltech)

That has to be one of the most gorgeous sights in the entire solar system.

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The Blue Skies of Pluto

The first color images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are blue.

Source: New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto | NASA

They’ve also found water ice. And if you read the article (and you should!), there is a link toward the bottom to a high spectacular high resolution, color image of Pluto.

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Project Apollo Archive

These are from an amazing public domain archive of high resolution Apollo lunar mission photos.

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Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 92/OO – EVA-2

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Apollo 10 Hasselblad image from film magazine 35/U – Lunar Orbit, Trans-Earth Coast

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Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 148/NN – Earth, LM Inspection, Orbital

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Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 49/Z – EVA-2

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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars | NASA

It rained last night, with heavy clouds rolling in just as the eclipse was supposed to begin, so I missed watching it. But this! This is even neater. There is not only water on Mars, but it’s flowing right now, BAY-bee!

New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

Source: NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars | NASA

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Transit of Venus

Hinode Views the 2012 Venus Transit
Credit: JAXA/NASA

SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit -- Path Sequence
Credit: NASA/SDO, AIA


Credit: NASA Goddard

I am in awe.

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Transit of Venus

It’s happening right now. If the sky is clear, go make yourself a pinhole camera or don your eclipse glasses and LOOK AT IT. It’s pretty freaking cool, and it won’t happen again in our lifetimes.

NASA's SDO Satellite Captures Venus Transit Approach
Credit: NASA/SDO, AIA

That is all. As you were, comrades.

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They Lied!

Jupiter's Clouds from New Horizons
Jupiter’s Clouds from New Horizons
Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins U. APL, SWRI

So much for listening to coworkers, instead of actually consulting with the weather folks. Not only did it not frost this weekend, but I had to turn on the AC last night to cool my apartment down enough to sleep. Today, it’s supposed to be in the 80s. At least the clouds seem to be thinning. I was able to see stars when I was out with the dog this morning, which was nice.

Hrmf.

In other news, I’m cat sitting again this weekend, but only a short stint. And I may have picked up a new client. We’re doing a trial run while they’re out of town on a short trip. I got to meet the kittens yesterday, and they are Teh Cute. A tortie and a tuxedo. The tortie reminded me of Polkadottie. She’s about the same shade with the same mix of orange vs. black.

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Polkadottie Sleeping

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Bloom in the Barents Sea

I know it’s a bad thing, environmentally, but it’s absolutely beautiful. Like a painting.

NASA MODIS Image of the Day: August 7, 2007 – Bloom in the Barents Sea – SpaceRef
Source: NASA MODIS Image of the Day: August 7, 2007 – Bloom in the Barents Sea

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