What the Stars Tell of The Times – The Washington Times, February 9, 1896
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What the Stars Tell of The Times
Horoscope of a Newspaper Cast by an Astrologist
An astrologer has cast the horoscope of The Times and given some practical hints about the ancient science, as follows:
Time-lapse photograph of Mercury, Jupiter, and an airplane taking off
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6 second time-lapse photograph of Mercury (left), Jupiter (right), and an airplane taking off (top)
This evening marks the first time I’ve seen the planet Mercury in night sky. What makes this extra beautiful is Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system, was next to Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. I have now have seen all of wandering stars known to the ancients.
Below I decided to digitally zoom in as far as I could and see what the time-lapse photograph would look like:
the Phoenix Mars Mission
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The Martian surface is rather barren….
Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
For nearly the last year I’ve been following the various contemporary space missions on this blog. It probably all started last summer after finding the unique Zodiac from 1544, then this curiosity progressed to Google Sky & Stellarium, to seeing my first Moon Mars conjunction as well as Saturn for the first time in December, and most recently seeing Mercury Messenger‘s first photographs of the backside of Mercury and seeing Jupiter conjunct the Moon for the first time last week.
Today’s entry concerns the Phoenix Mars Mission which I’ve found to be pretty fun to learn about. The website consists of scientist blogs, near-realtime photographs and animations. Because it’s all happening in near-real time, it’s like you are exploring Mars alongside of the official scientists. Quite cool.
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