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- Directly after Mercury completed it's journey across the front of the sun, Slooh's telescopes from the Canary Islands caught this amazing panorama of the shadow of the observatory imposed across a vast canvas of terrain. To top that off, then came the rise of the full moon, just up over the horizon. This makes some fairly spectacular desktop wallpaper.0 0 0 0
- Amazing Mercury Transit last Monday, 11-11-19. As viewed online via the Slooh organization; they did a full-length online broadcast with multiple telescope views during the 5-hour event. Here's a screen capture from during the event … and yes, that tiny, black dot *is* the planet Mercury as dwarfed by our sun.0 0 0 0
- One southern summer a few years ago. Yes, my Harley & I are both earthlings …0 0 0 0
- If you ever have the chance to catch the Mokulua Islands off Lanikai, Oahu, Hawaii, at night underneath the Milky Way, do so. It is *so* well worth it …0 0 0 0
- Being the Season of the Witch, here's the Witch's Nebula. Chalk one up for us: we got a nebula named for us and our favorite mode of transportation!0 0 0 0
- Have to love a triple conjunction …. mmm ….0 0 0 0
- Bet Saturn's missing her little Cassini companion already …0 0 0 0
- This optical illusion … or, this *levitation* … ?0 0 0 0
- #blackholes #newsightseeing
Strange, I thought I'd met a few ... but they weren't nearly as good-looking and also were a whole lot mouthier ...
"In April 2017, scientists used a global network of telescopes to see and capture the first-ever picture of a black hole, according to an announcement by researchers at the National Science Foundation Wednesday morning. They captured an image of the supermassive black hole and its shadow at the center of a galaxy known as M87.
This is the first direct visual evidence that black holes exist, the researchers said. In the image ..." -CNN0 0 0 0