Category: the quark side

Keep your eyes to the Eastern skies! Tonight M…

Keep your eyes to the Eastern skies! Tonight Mars will be it’s closest to Earth and won’t be this close again for another 17 years. Look for the “star” with an orange/red hue!

Jupiter has 12 newly discovered moons!! I real…

Jupiter has 12 newly discovered moons!! I really relate to Valetudo, for some reason…

We’ve observed binary asteroids before, …

We’ve observed binary asteroids before, but it’s incredibly rare to see two that are the same size orbiting each other like this! Like all near-Earth asteroids, it’s believed these are remnants of our solar system’s formation.

You can read more about these two here: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/07/rare-equal-mass-binary-asteroid-discovered-near-earth

Their tech may be outdated, but both Voyagers …

Their tech may be outdated, but both Voyagers are still going strong and sending us back information 40 years later! Considering how old their tech is, that’s pretty damn impressive. You can read more about them here: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/07/forty-years-and-still-going-strong

This global dust storm happening on Mars right…

This global dust storm happening on Mars right now is no joke! Opportunity has been hibernating and saving energy since June 10th. Hopefully it will come back online when the sun returns, whenever that may be. (Back in 2010 Spirit, after getting stuck in sand, wasn’t so lucky.)

You can read more about this dust storm and Opportunity’s challenges here:
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/06/mars-storm-2018

Space can be a harsh place indeed.

Space can be a harsh place indeed.

Researchers came up with this theory using dat…

Researchers came up with this theory using data from both the New Horizons and Rosetta missions. Yay, science! You can read more about the comet theory here: https://www.space.com/40687-pluto-formation-1-billion-comets.html

And that’s when Earth made dolphins. LOL.

And that’s when Earth made dolphins. LOL.

Bee-Zed is a curious little asteroid that we’r…

Bee-Zed is a curious little asteroid that we’re just now learning more about. It may actually be our very first permanent interstellar object! You can read more about Bee-Zed here: 
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/05/the-first-interstellar-immigrant

I think Pluto might be harboring some deep see…

I think Pluto might be harboring some deep seeded resentment…