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An Astronomy Diary for September
Animation Credit: NASA MSFC
Some astronomy highlights for viewing during September
can be seen here...
Transit of Mercury from Shetland
9th May 2016
Click here to see images of the transit of Mercury
as observed in Shetland.
What`s in the Shetland Sky in 2016?
Weather Today Mossbank Shetland
Live Video Stream and Weather Data
Some Suggestions for Binoculars
Free Online Courses
Courses in Astronomy, Physics, Astrobiology and more
The Voice of Jupiter 2014
Our first attempt to record Jupiter`s radio emissions
on 20.1Mhz . ( June 2014 ) Listen to the files here .
Meteor Shower Camelopardalids 2014
Did you know you can also listen to meteor showers ?
Plots and Audio samples from the Camelopardalids !
Hurlers Stone Circles Project - Cornwall
Original Hurlers Story Here !
News from Around the Web
Rosetta - Says Goodbye
Rosetta sends final image 20m above her comet,
5 seconds before a controlled crash landing
which ends her 12 year mission
SpaceX Plans to Send Humans
to Mars 'Within Six Years'
Image: NASA. Twin peaks on Mars
SpaceX founder announces goal to 'make life
interplanetary' by 2022 and reveals plans for
Rosetta Grand Finale Announced
Image credit: ESA
ESA announces that Rosetta will descend to the
surface of its comet on 30 September to end its
mission. More details here...
China Opens World's Largest
Single-Dish Radio Telescope
The last panel of the Fast telescope installed in July. Photo: China Daily/Reuters
Possible Water Plumes on Europa
Composite images from the Hubble Space
Telescope show possible water vapor
erupting from the surface of Jupiter's moon
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Lifts Off
NASA's OSIRIS REx has launched successfully
and is heading towards a Near-Earth asteroid
(Bennu) where it will collect samples and
bring them back to Earth to study
Philae Lander Found!
Rosetta's high resolution camera has revealed
Philae's position on Comet 67P/Churyumov–
Gerasimenko: wedged in a dark crack. The site
has been named Abydos.
Space X Rocket Explodes
A SpaceX rocket has exploded on the launch
pad whilst test-firing ahead of its launch. The
blast shook buildings several miles away
Ceres Probably Has Ice Volcano
Ceres mountain Ahuna Mons. Image width is 30 kilometers.
Observations by NASA's Dawn spacecraft
observations indicate that "ice volcanoes"
have erupted on the dwarf planet in recent
times. Its crust is a mixture of ice and rock
never observed before
'Alien Signal' from Earth After All
RATAN-600 radio telescope in Northern Caucasus. Credit: SAO RAS.
Mysterious signal detected by Russian radio
telescope last year is 'most probably' of
Rosetta Captures Comet Outburst
Rosetta unexpectedly captured a comet
outburst, possibly triggered by a landslide.
Nine instruments, including cameras, dust
collectors, gas and plasma analysers, were
monitoring the comet at the time. Analysis
has reconstructed the chain of events
Juno Spaceprobe Completes First
Jupiter on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away.
Asteroid 2016 HO3:
A Near-Earth Companion
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
A small asteroid has been discovered that has
been orbiting Earth for almost a century and
may remain our distant companion for
centuries to come
Farewell to Philae
image credit: ESA
The interface used to communicate between
Rosetta and Philae is switched off as Rosetta
nears the end of her mission