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Astrosphere for January 31, 2008

Article written: 31 Jan , 2008
Updated: 26 Dec , 2015
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Enough of this cold, wet January. Let’s have some cold wet February. Your space photo for the day is this astonishing image of the International Space Station captured by Mike Salway. And here’s a bonus. If you follow this link, you’ll see two more images.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Explorer 1. Nancy looked back here on Universe Today, but we’re not the only ones to mark the day. Here are a selection of articles from Cosmic Log, Astroprof and Space Politics.

Spirit says, it’s a rock. And now you can get the T-shirt.

From Astronomy Picture of the Day comes the Young Cluster Westerlund 2.

Astroblog has Comet Holmes in thrilling stereo.

Daily Galaxy reports on a new strategy to search for wormholes and signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.

If you’ve got some time on your hands, why not go searching for craters on Mars.

And finally, Visual Astronomy has a video of asteroid 2007 TU24’s close approach to the Earth.


1 Response

  1. Dan Brown says

    These images of the International Space Station that Mike Salway captured are great. Are there better telescopes that would actually watch the astronauts work in real time?

    On a side thought. There are many people that do not really believe that the USA went to the Moon, in fact there has been documentries discussing that fact. It would seem that if Mike Salway could use his telescope to view the space station why can we not use one of the land based telescope or even Huble to look at the Moon and see the old Apollo landing sits?

    This would put to rest this issue once and for all…

    Thanks
    Dan.

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