Saturday

As comets dance across the night sky

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France & US)











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Image: Comet Hale-Bopp Over Val Parola Pass
© A. Dimai, (Col Druscie Obs), AAC
Dolomite mountains surrounding Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

The night sky reveals a frozen Universe of past... Where twinkling stars light the dance of showers across the heavens...

-There's no place like home... *<[;o)~~ [mpg]


Video Imagery includes regions:
Sudbury Basin, Chicxulub Crater, Manicouagan Reservoir, Popigai crater, Acraman crater, Chesapeake Bay impact crater, Siljan (lake) in Sweden, Mjølnir impact crater in the Barents Sea, Manson crater in Iowa, Clearwater Lakes, & Barringer crater in Arizona, and more.

253 Mathilde, C-type asteroid by NEAR Shoemaker probe, 433 Eros. 243 Ida and its moon Dactyl, 951 Gaspra, Planets and some dwarf planets of the Solar System...Sizes are to scale, but relative distances from the Sun are not.

Nucleus of comet Tempel 1 imaged by the Deep Impact impactor, Comet Hyakutake, Orbits of Comet Kohoutek (red) and Earth (blue). Comet Wild 2, Comet Borrelly, Great Comet of 1882, Ceres, Dawn visiting Ceres and Vesta, Eris, Stardust spacecraft, Pluto, Charon, Ceres as seen by Hubble, Asteroid 511 Davida, Meteoroid trail between fragments of Comet 73P... Read More.

Today's Links... (off-site)
-Biggest, Deepest Crater; Hidden Story of Earth's Ancient Moon: Read.
-Lava, Not Water, Made Mars "Riverbed" National Geographic
-Mysterious Cosmic 'Dark Flow' Tracked Deeper into Universe: PhysOrg

Centaurus A: Our nearest globular clusters: VIEW.
-Halley (of comet fame) discovered this globular cluster in 1677..
-Tim Carruthers SITE and view: HERE.

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