Milky Way Galaxy Pictures

Milky Way Galaxy Pictures

There’s an abundance of Milky Way Galaxy pictures out there, but the size of the VISTA composite image from the ESO (European Southern Observatory) in Chile trumps them all at 9 billion pixels. Pretty impressive! I got to see the Milky Way in Oregon, many years ago. It was the most amazing sight! I was speechless and to this day can’t adequately describe what I saw. […] Read more »

What is sidewalk astronomy

What is sidewalk astronomy?

What is sidewalk astronomy? Glad you asked. I’ve been wondering myself. I was under the incorrect impression that too much light pollution nixed the possibility of seeing much of anything in the night sky. Sidewalk conjures up cityscapes and lots of lights in my imagination! Wikipedia says: Sidewalk or Street Corner Astronomy refers to the activity of setting up a telescope in an urban setting on a for profit or non-profit basis […] Read more »

Dark Matter and Diamonds

Dark Matter and Diamonds

I just so happens that dark matter and diamonds collided in my online world the last couple of days, all for my entertainment. Rebecca Pahle of The Mary Sue – A Guide to Girl Geek Culture, shared a great Rap video by Coma Niddy, explaining what is dark matter. I love it! It’s so much easier to get your head around these things when it’s entertaining. You […] Read more »

Sugar in Outer Space

Sugar in outer space!

Forget about finding aliens, we found sugar in outer space! Specifically sugar molecules in the surrounding gas of a young star called IRAS 16293-2422. And where did they find it, but in the Ophiuchus constellation, also known as the 13th star sign. The folks at I Love Chile have written a piece about the exciting discovery of one of the building blocks of life discovered by the […] Read more »