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Tag Archives: the moon
This is perhaps one of the most beautiful eclipse pictures I’ve ever seen. Seriously. It’s just incredible. The detail is breathtaking. The composition is exquisite. It’s been circulating the internet for the past day or so with people saying that … Continue reading
I managed to miss an absolute gem over the weekend. A comic about the Supermoon — featuring a zombie Phil Plait! For anyone who’s escaped hearing about it so far, the amusingly dubbed “supermoon” is an interesting little astronomical event. … Continue reading
Did you know that, seen in high energy gamma rays, the Moon is actually brighter than the Sun? Remarkably, the photons that make up this image carried over 20 million electron volts of energy each. That already sounds like a … Continue reading
Well that’s interesting… A while back, I wrote a post, How to quench your thirst on the Moon, about how to find water for a lunar base, in which I mentioned that no one had really considered obtaining the water … Continue reading
To celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo moon landings with a bit of silliness… (With a caution for occasional NSFW language!) If you have no idea what that’s all about and you now just think I’m a bit mental, he’s … Continue reading
It seems like NASA’s LRO mission has inspired an awful lot of renewed interest in the Moon, recently. Bloggers, twitterers and forum runners alike have all been posting a lot of Moon-related things lately, and personally, I think it’s brilliant. … Continue reading
I’d heard of this guy before, but I only found out his name the other day — while watching The Sky at Night. Good old Patrick Moore… Click that image for a bigger version — this little one really doesn’t … Continue reading
So I’ve been investigating Global Rent-a-Scope. So far, I like the interface and the simplicity of how it all works. They have 10 operable telescopes in total with varying fields and resolutions. 6 in the northern hemisphere (New Mexico), 4 … Continue reading
I’ve been saying they should do this for years. It turns out, other people have been thinking the same thing. There’s talk of setting up a conservation area on the moon’s far side. Being remarkably well shielded from all the … Continue reading