Astronomy Photo of the Day (APotD): 10/21/14 — The Colors of The Moon
Finally, you can feast your eyes on a colored image of the moon, taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s “Wide Angle Camera.” Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1whNUlm
Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University. (Edited by J. Major)
Orionid Meteor Shower Peaking Tonight: How To Watch
Look outside. The sky may be alight. The Orionid meteor shower is peaking now. Watch the live stream here:
Milky Way Ransacks Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
Our tiny neighbors don’t have the gas to form stars, and the Milky Way is to blame…
Researchers in Japan have built a camera capable of recording 4.4 trillion frames per second, making it possible to visualize heat conduction and chemical reactions — things in nature once thought impossible to photograph!
Huzzah for science.
In the macro world, we can’t be in two places at once or convey simple information over vast distances (we’re talking cosmic distances here) instantaneously, but the quantum world is still hiding in plain sight. In fact, quantum stuff happens each time you do something as simple as flipping a light switch. Learn how: http://bit.ly/1ySqdDG
Sugary Drinks Linked To Cell Aging: Soda May Age You as Much as Smoking
Sugar-sweetened soda might promote disease and age you prematurely…
Astronomy Photo of the Day (APotD): 10/20/14 — Comet Siding Spring
Over the weekend, a comet called Siding Spring famously passed by the Red Planet close enough to be picked up by Martian probes and satellites. Until we get those images back, feast your eyes on Siding Spring: http://bit.ly/1CKZJSf
Image Credit: Damian