Posts Tagged ‘Astronomy’


Shadows on Saturn’s Rings

April 15, 2009

New photos from the Cassini space-craft have returned these amazing photos of Saturn’s rings.


“What’s that jaggedy dark stuff behind the brightest ringlet in the image? We’re only a few months away from Saturn’s equinox, the day when the Sun will pass through the plane of Saturn’s rings. So to an observer standing on Saturn’s rings, the Sun is beginning to set, and casting long shadows. We’re seeing shadows cast from structure within Saturn’s rings. COOOOOOOL.”

Read the rest from Emily Lakdawalla at the Planetary Society.


10 Things You Don’t Know About The Sun

March 5, 2009

The Bad Astronomer has a post up citing 10 interesting things about our lovely little star.



The Top Stories of 2008

January 4, 2009

Over at the Daily Grail, they have a run down of the top stories of 2008.  Here are just a few:


Space Pics

December 19, 2008

The Bad Astronomy blog has posted its ten best space pics of the year.  Some of them are phenomenal, here’s my favorite: