This last Sunday night was the time of a rare supermoon and total lunar eclipse, and I was happy to see it, even with cloudy local skies — through live video feed elsewhere! Of course there were “Dawn of the Dead” jokes galore and other references to a zombie apocalypse that night, but what a spectacle it was, even when not visible outside my own window – There’s concern about inebriated troublemakers outside at that time of night as well(Not a safe neighborhood for nighttime viewing out of doors.). We (humans) got some new pics and details of Pluto’s moon Charon, The announcement (a BIG one!) of the discovery of liquid briny water on Mars, and the successful 100th launch of an Atlas V rocket with a new satellite into orbit. I’m on a new project, to figure out the full range of planetary data for some of my fictional worlds using the math from GURPS Space from GURPS 4th Edition, though I’m not saying which worlds they will be for now.
Stay warm, stay dry, and stay safe for those of you on the Northeast US coast, and as always,
Tf. Tk. Tts.
Image of the Week:
Mobile Launcher Upgraded to Launch NASA’s Massive “Journey to Mars” Rocket
Lunar Eclipse: Photos & Videos of the September 2015 Event
Jupiter’s Moon Europa
Water on Mars | Evidence of Flowing Liquid
Videos: Buoyant Rover for Under Ice Exploration
Can You Kill a Star with Iron?
Space Images | Recurring “Lineae” on Slopes at Horowitz Crater
ISS Photo: Denver and Boulder
Crash Course Astronomy: Black Holes
Liquid Water on Mars is BIG News!
Big Picture Science Radio Show | Skeptic Check: What, Me Worry?
Comet Feature Named After Late NASA Scientist Claudia Alexander
Atlas V Streaks to Orbit in 100th Successful Mission
Charon: New Close-Up Color Photos
Rosetta’s First Peek at the Comet’s Dark Side
Life on Titan: Is There a Kraken in Kraken Mare?
GOP Candidates on Climate Change: Denying Reality in Every Possible Way
What’s Up? October 2015
Weekly Space Hangout: October 2, 2015
Phytoplankton Bloom: Two Satellites, Two Views
Mount Sharp Comes in Sharply
Magnetism and The Search for Life
Rockykins: On Ur Printr…Scannin’ Mai Fluffy Butt!