Astrosphere for February 12, 2008

Your image for the day isn’t actually a photograph. It’s a mixed-media art piece by Moya called “proto planet”. It was made using glossy cardboard paper, various types of spray paint and stencils.

Centauri Dreams notes the ongoing discoveries coming out of the 45-year old Arecibo Observatory.

Astroprof helps clear up one of the eternal questions. How do astronomers choose colours when they prepare images of the night sky?

The imaging team leader for Cassini, Carolyn Porco, is consulting on the new Star Trek movie. Let’s hope that helps them get the science right.

Starts with a Bang teaches you how to build a home in space.

Oh, and Happy Darwin Day.

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