Today’s astrophoto was captured by RickJ. It’s VdB152, a reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus. Around the Bad Astronomy/Universe Today forums, we call it the “Star Eating Leech”.
First up, Astroprof reviews a device that can help you measure just how light polluted your skies are.
Discover Magazine has a great interview with SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan about his plans for private space exploration.
We saw the model rocket X-Wing destruction. Now enjoy similar destruction of a scale model Y-Wing. Come on, can’t anyone build a scale model Star Wars vehicle that doesn’t tear itself to pieces in mid-flight? Death Star anyone?
MSNBC’s Alan Boyle helps you locate the beautiful images he uses for Cosmic Log.