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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of the Voyager launches

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From www.planetary.org - Sunday, August 20 marked the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2. Tuesday, September 5, will be the 40th anniversary for Voyager 1. Throughout the next three weeks, we'll be posting new and classic material in honor of the Voyagers. Here's a preview. .....

Stare All You Want at These Incredible Eclipse Images

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From gizmodo.com - If you’re reading this post, congratulations on following basic instructions and not burning out your retinas while watching today’s eclipse. For a few hours, folks across America could put aside the myriad horrors of this year and stare at the hot ball of gas literally keeping us all alive. It was actually quite pleasant! .....

Star of the week: Altair

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From earthsky.org - Altair needs only 10 hours to spin once on its axis, in contrast to roughly a month for our sun. This mighty star spins on its axis faster than Earth does! .....