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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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?
Which brings me to the requisite ear worm. I love this song.
Jupiter Crash by The Cure
So much for gravity…
The first color images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are blue.
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.
These are from an amazing public domain archive of high resolution Apollo lunar mission photos.
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.
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.
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.
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