Tag Archives: Meteorite

The End of the World!

2.5 Million stars will explode on Friday. Across the Universe there will approximately 30 supernovas a second. All day. Right across the sky, where ever you look stars will be dying.  Tearing themselves apart in world shattering explosions. Sending out … Continue reading

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Dust

Dust. That is all it is. Tiny particles of dust vaporising in the atmosphere. They look so bright, appear to fall so far and in the scale of the human mind that struggles to comprehend anything beyond 600 metres away … Continue reading

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Gold!

Gold. There has been a lot of it about in London recently. Thousands have pushed themselves to their absolute limits in order to have some hung around their necks. Millions more have watched in awe as they did so. An … Continue reading

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Rain stops play

I missed the opposition of Saturn last night. And a bright pass of the International Space Station. My plans for sketching M97 and NGC2419 are still on hold. This weekend’s view of the Lyrid meteor shower does not look promising. … Continue reading

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Being hit by a meteorite

It’s pretty amazing to be outside on a sunny day.  The warm sun, a gentle breeze, the sounds of life all about you.  To just consider for a moment the way that we are all connected within Earth’s biosphere, how … Continue reading

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