Astronomers are sometimes asked to defend public funding of their work. It’s difficult to answer because I really do think that there are lots of things we should do just because they’re interesting and enriching and that science shouldn’t be limited be what is economically beneficial. That said, astronomy is often given an easy ride […]Read More Astronomy in Everyday Life
Don’t worry I’m not about to start a reality show. You might have seen the picture that’s been circulating of a frog being catapulted from the launchpad of LADEE, the spacecraft is making its way to the Moon now to study dust in the lunar exosphere. This amazing image has prompted several people to suggest […]Read More The Real Orbiting Frogs
Smile for the camera… in space! In fact it’s cameras as two spacecraft will be taking images of the Earth tonight – there might still be time to get your hair done. The two spacecraft are Cassini and Messenger and although you’ll not even be a pixel in this image – the concept is quite […]Read More The Earth Is Being Photographed Tonight: Say Cheese!
This is a great, new beta tool for exploring the ADS database and finding papers about topics, people or themes. ADS LabsRead More ADS Labs