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Lunar Eclipse

A propos of nothing in particular, and with minimal commentary, a couple of pictures of last night’s lunar eclipse (rollover either picture for annotation or click for a larger version): While the moon was lovely, the proximity of the eclipsed … Continue reading

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I Was There

Yesterday, Venus passed between the Earth and sun. Over the course of several hours, a tiny black dot rode across the face of the sun. This is a very rare event—it has only been observed a handful of times in … Continue reading

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Welcome to Mercury

More than six and a half years ago, NASA launched the MESSENGER probe. Since its launch, it has traveled around the inner solar system, flying by Earth once, Venus twice, and Mercury three times. Yesterday, MESSENGER finished its long journey, … Continue reading

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