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Posts tagged Astronomy

Apr 18
I kind of love this.

I kind of love this.


May 3

I like how the Sun is wearing sunglasses. Because it’s a star.


Jun 30

Oct 9
cwnl:


About Saturn & Its Moons
The dozens of icy moons orbiting Saturn vary drastically in shape, size, surface age and origin. Some of these worlds have hard, rough surfaces, while others are porous bodies coated in a fine blanket of icy particles. All have greater or smaller numbers of craters, and many have ridges and valleys. Some, like Dione and Tethys, show evidence of tectonic activity, where forces from within ripped apart their surfaces.
Many, like Rhea and Tethys, appear to have formed billions of years ago, while others, like Janus and Epimetheus, could have originally been part of larger bodies that broke up. The study and comparison of these moons tells us a great deal about the history of the Saturn System and of the solar system at large.
To date, 53 moons have been officially named. In alphabetic order, they are: Aegaeon, Aegir, Albiorix, Anthe, Atlas, Bebhionn, Bergelmir, Bestla, Calypso, Daphnis, Dione, Enceladus, Epimetheus, Erriapus, Farbauti, Fenrir, Fornjot, Greip, Hati, Helene, Hyperion, Hyrrokkin, Iapetus, Ijiraq, Janus, Jarnsaxa, Kari, Kiviuq, Loge, Methone, Mimas, Mundilfari, Narvi, Paaliaq, Pallene, Pan, Pandora, Phoebe, Polydeuces, Prometheus, Rhea, Siarnaq, Skadi, Skoll, Surtur, Suttung, Tarqeq, Tarvos, Telesto, Tethys, Thrym, Titan and Ymir.
Astronomers continue to find new small moons orbiting Saturn, using both ground-based observatories and Cassini’s own imaging cameras.

cwnl:

About Saturn & Its Moons

The dozens of icy moons orbiting Saturn vary drastically in shape, size, surface age and origin. Some of these worlds have hard, rough surfaces, while others are porous bodies coated in a fine blanket of icy particles. All have greater or smaller numbers of craters, and many have ridges and valleys. Some, like Dione and Tethys, show evidence of tectonic activity, where forces from within ripped apart their surfaces.

Many, like Rhea and Tethys, appear to have formed billions of years ago, while others, like Janus and Epimetheus, could have originally been part of larger bodies that broke up. The study and comparison of these moons tells us a great deal about the history of the Saturn System and of the solar system at large.

To date, 53 moons have been officially named. In alphabetic order, they are: Aegaeon, Aegir, Albiorix, Anthe, Atlas, Bebhionn, Bergelmir, Bestla, Calypso, Daphnis, Dione, Enceladus, Epimetheus, Erriapus, Farbauti, Fenrir, Fornjot, Greip, Hati, Helene, Hyperion, Hyrrokkin, Iapetus, Ijiraq, Janus, Jarnsaxa, Kari, Kiviuq, Loge, Methone, Mimas, Mundilfari, Narvi, Paaliaq, Pallene, Pan, Pandora, Phoebe, Polydeuces, Prometheus, Rhea, Siarnaq, Skadi, Skoll, Surtur, Suttung, Tarqeq, Tarvos, Telesto, Tethys, Thrym, Titan and Ymir.

Astronomers continue to find new small moons orbiting Saturn, using both ground-based observatories and Cassini’s own imaging cameras.


Oct 13
annadraconida:


MoonHeartBeat

annadraconida:

MoonHeartBeat


Oct 15

physicsphiends:

astrotastic:

unknownskywalker:

Devour by Christopher Jonassen

Christopher Jonassen photographed well-used frying pans that resemble alien planets.

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Hard to believe these are frying pans… really? really?


Nov 21

+10 for Pluto, baby.

110 on my Astronomy project!


Jan 4

Astronomy Class Gets Paranormal. To Mike, at least.

  • Mr. G: ... yes, but remember, dark matter doesn't give off light or heat.
  • Peer named Mike: Right. It's like...... a ghost....
  • Mr. G: ... Okay... Okay Mike.

Jan 25

Studying for Astronomy oh dear Jesus there as so many stars and I can’t tell one from the other someone please help me.


Mar 25

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