Astrosphere for January 16, 2008

I know it’s been a bit of a delay, but I do really enjoy crawling through the interwebs, finding spacey stories. Your photo for the day is M42, captured by tegwilym.

What did I find today?

I reported on MESSENGER’s Mercury flyby, but the Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla always has the best coverage of these planetary visitations.

While I was writing like a maniac at the American Astronomical Society meeting, rarely leaving the press room to feel the warm Austin air, Pamela was out and about, meeting, greeting and recording audio chats. Here’s one with the folks from the Galaxy Zoo.

Pharyngula won best science blog for 2007. And that means Phil didn’t. Uh, oh, nobody tell him.

Phil won’t notice, he’s too busy watching old YouTube video of Shatner singing Rocket Man. Yikes!

Larry Sessions at Earth & Sky Blogs shows you how to measure the Sun.

And finally, Wired Science is reporting that space is a top question posed to presidential candidates. How do you feel about space exploration?

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