Category Archives: Astronomy

No need for cheese on the moon – we have enough in orbit.

So the hatches have finally closed, separating the shuttle from the International Space Station for the very last time.  As I posted earlier last week, the shuttle has achieved a lot, and expensive as it may be it’s a shame … Continue reading

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Interference is awesome

Obviously the title depends somewhat on context, as Micahel Jackson would no doubt attest (I am of course referring to the inevitable regret he must have felt about trying to sort his nose out… honest).  However, in the particular case … Continue reading

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STS-135

My first memory of the space shuttle missions was being at primary school, and us all sitting around in the 3rd year classroom to watch Challenger take off.  I was a bit young to really gather what was going on, … Continue reading

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Astronomy looks like 1970’s Star Trek

Astronomy is facing a problem. The ESA have released a truly incredible piece of footage from the Mars Express probe.  It features Deimos (one of the two moons of Mars) passing across the probes field of view, with Jupiter clearly … Continue reading

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