Elsewhere...

Just in case you've had your head in the sand over recent days.... Pluto may have two newly discovered moons which were spotted in recent HST observations and bring the total for Pluto to three (the third being Charon). The Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft has been taking stunning shots of the surface of asteroid Itokawa - see the JAXA website for more details. Mars has been extremely bright in the night sky over recent weeks as it is relatively nearby at the moment - this has allowed folks to take some pretty fantastic images of the red planet (oh, and good shots of Venus too). Nearer to Earth, following the loss of Cryosat and the delay to Venus Express, the student built SSETI satellite has had power issues, although two (out of three) of the pico-satellites it release worked fine. And finally, how about a bargin basement method for safe solar observing.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 02nd Nov 2005 (19:50 UTC) | Permalink
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