The history of astronomy has long been a fascination of mine, and no object in the Solar system better represents the gradual unfolding of this history than Saturn.
My favourite SF writers
It’s been a couple of months since I last regaled you with my musings. I’ve been fairly busy giving lectures, marking assignments, and in gluttonous consumption of
War and Peace
This is star cluster Pismis 24, located in the heart of the emission nebula NGC 6357. It can be found in the constellation Scorpius. I
An Ocean of Worlds
It’s worth clicking on this picture to see it in a higher resolution. The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field image was released on September 25, 2012.
The Flammarion engraving
A few readers have asked me about the picture that I use as the banner for my blog. The Flammarion engraving has quite an interesting
8 Incredible Exoplanets
One of my favourite things about picking up a good Space Opera novel is reading about the planets that the author has invented. Some of them
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