Back out to the astrosphere. Let’s see what’s out there.
Today’s amateur astrophoto is from Bad Astronomy/Universe Today forum member clop. It’s a beautiful shot of the globular cluster Omega Centauri. You can see this and a photo of M83 in the forum.
First off, Emily Lakdawalla from the Planetary Society debunks the discovery of puddles on Mars. Apparently, they were on the side of a cliff.
We think we know what life looks like, but would we recognize non-carbon life if we saw it? The Daily Galaxy has an interesting story on this.
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It’s time to go to school. First, the Astroprof explains how magnitudes work. And then Dr. Pamela Gay describes what a sidereal day is.
Now this is just crazy. Space entrepreneur Rick Tumlinson is working on a company that will let people skydive from space. Well, from 36,000 metres (120,000 feet). Alan Boyle has the details.