astronomy

  1. Kevin

    Space Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury

    On what would have been Freddie Mercury's 70th birthday comes news that asteroid has been named after the Queen front man. :cool: The asteroid, nearly 500,000 million kilometers away, was discovered in 1991 by Belgian astronomer Henri Debehogne. It is an asteroid belt between the orbits of...
  2. Tom

    Politics Black Holes are not really Black Holes

    I am not a scientist. I do pay attention to science news and read periodicals. There is NO SUCH THING AS A BLACK HOLE. According to the information that is currently popular a BLACK HOLE is a super-massive point in space that the gravity from such mass pulls everything, including light into...
  3. Robby

    Space NASA Image of the Day

    Triple Play What looks like a pair of Saturnian satellites is actually a trio upon close inspection. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
  4. Robby

    Space NASA Image of the Day - 2015

    Ceres, Target of NASA's Dawn Mission Discovered on Jan. 1, 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi of Italy, Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt - the strip of solar system real estate between Mars and Jupiter. On March 6, 2015, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive at Ceres, marking the first...