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Oxygen found around Rhea but alas no life

Oxygen found around Rhea but alas no life

I got quite excited by the headline Saturn’s moon Rhea has thin atmosphere on the BBC. Even more so when I saw the atmosphere had oxygen. Rhea is the second largest moon orbiting Saturn, but it’s nothing like the size of Titan (which is bigger than...

Explore the Lunar Surface with MoonZoo

The Zooniverse, the people behind GalaxyZoo has released its latest project, MoonZoo. They’re asking the public to help them map craters on the surface of the Moon using new images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The interface is simple and nifty as they...

Astronomy in Metal Heaven

If you ever want to embarrass me, try to get me to enthuse about a display of astrolabes. They’re the kind of thing I should love. They’re devices for showing what is visible in the sky at any given time. They’re very similar to the planispheres that...