The Greatest Jupiter Portrait

What do you get when you send a pretty cool spacecraft called Cassini to Saturn and swing by Jupiter on the way?

You get the greatest portrait of the biggest planet in our Solar System ever.



Grab the amazing high res files here:

The Greatest Jupiter Portrait

Comet Near meets Beehive Cluster (M44)

This weekend is a great time to go stargazing!

Reason #1: Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter are all lined up in the evening sky.

Reason #2: Comet Near passed right by M44, the Beehive Cluster. What a great sight with binoculars!

Reason #3: huh, what do you nead another reason for? Head for the hills tonight!

P.S. See my previous posts for star charts and links!

Pyramids as seen from outer space

Click on THIS LINK to see the pyramids in Giza, Egypt as seen from the space shuttle.

Could this be the first photo of an EXOPLANET?

the 100 or so planets found outside of our solar system (EXOPLANETS) have been INFERRED by the gravitation evidence, but not actually seen by telescopes. looks like that is about to change... see this article and image!

Grab your binoculars and look for Comet Near

look up this month!

Grab some binoculars (or if you're lucky to have a really clear sky) and you can see COMET NEAR in the western sky near the constellation Gemini:


and check this Astronomy.com site for more details