A storm on Saturn is like nothing on Earth. This one is about the size of a continent.
Somewhere out of this world, Mars to be precise.
- Earth microbes can survive on Mars, study finds (slashgear.com)
- New Mars Photo Christens Deep-Space Antenna (space.com)
- Curiosity plays peekaboo: New self-shot before 9-month mountain climb (slashgear.com)
- NASA to Launch New Mars Rover in 2020 (space.com)
This a NASA photo of the planet Venus (which is only slightly smaller than the Earth) as it passes over the sun. If you didn’t see it today then you have to wait another 105 years for your next chance.
The sun is much much further away than Venus, just shows how small the planets are in comparison with the sun.
Today many places in east Asia and western America got to see this annular eclipse. Usually when there is a solar eclipse the moon can entirely block the sun, but at the moment the moon is at its farthest from the Earth so it is not able to block all the son and leaves a ring (an annulus) of sunlight around the black centre. It is quite a sight.
- VIDEO: Millions see annular eclipse (bbc.co.uk)
It may look like a nice, starry night scene, but these celestial bodies are much closer than regular stars.
So, not a starry night, more like a planety night.
- Space Alert: Moon, Venus, Jupiter Alignment Tonight (geeknewscentral.com)
- Sky Show Tonight – Bright Celestial Triangle At Sunset – Venus, Jupiter And Moon (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- Venus and Jupiter at Dusk (astronomyandlaw.com)