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Sep 10 2014
15:14 UTC

Discover's Best of Amateur Imagers

Discover online has an article today about some of the best in amateur space imaging. Many of which have been featured here on Wanderingspace before like Gordan Ugarkovic, Emily Lakdawalla and¬Bjorn Jonsson to name a few. The last item from Bill Dunford of Riding With Robots is an image that he actually suggested NASA point

Posted by wanderingspace

Sep 09 2014
22:50 UTC

Plate tectonics may increase chances for life on Europa

Jupiter's moon Europa is a fascinating little world, but particularly so for one reason: water. It's deep alien ocean underneath the surface ice is reminiscent of our own planet, and since our oceans and seas are teeming with life, even beneath the ice at the poles, could Europa's ocean also harbor life of some kind? … Continue Reading →The post Plate tectonics may increase chances for life on Europa appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Sep 09 2014
14:52 UTC

Could Plate Tectonics Create Cracks And Odd Terrain In Cold Europa's Crust?

Mysteries abound on icy Europa, that cold moon of Jupiter. Even years after the Galileo spacecraft finished its mission in the Jovian system, scientists are still trying to figure out the nature of the cracks on Europa's surface. In an exciting find, one new paper suggests that at least part of the terrain could be […]

Posted by Universe Today

Aug 18 2014
14:25 UTC

Astrophotos: Spectacular Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Graces the Dawn

The closest planetary conjunction of the year graced the skies this morning, and astrophotographers were out in force to marvel at the beauty. The duo were just 11. 9' apart, less than half the diameter of a Full Moon. Also joining the view was M44, the Beehive Cluster. We start with this gorgeous shot from Queensland, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Aug 17 2014
10:43 UTC

Venus and Jupiter Close together in the Twilight Glow (morning, 18 August 2014)

Morning sky on Monday August 18 looking north-east as seen from Adelaide at civil twilight, 6:30 am ACST. Venus is low above the horizon, Jupiter is so close it may be hard to see it separately. The inset shows the binocular view (click to embiggen)Morning sky on Monday August 18 looking north-east as seen from Brisbane at civil twilight, 5:22 am AEST. (click to embiggen)Morning sky on Monday August 18 looking north-east as seen from Darwin at civil twilight, 6:37 am ACST.&

Posted by Astroblog

Aug 16 2014
16:56 UTC

Morning Conjunction: Venus and Jupiter, August 2014

On Monday morning, 18 August 2014, in the eastern sky before sunrise you'll see a very close conjunction of the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter. They've been shining brightly in the pre-dawn sky for a while now, but as they trace out their separate orbits around the Sun they appear to move relative to […]

Posted by Dark Sky Diary

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