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Martian Sand Dunes

tags: mars, Martian Sand Dunes, NASA, astronomy, Image of the Day Cool Shot of Thawing Sand Dunes Near Martian Polar Region. Image: NASA. [larger size].

The Great Comet of 2007

tags: Comet McNaught, Great Comet of 2007, Astronomy, NewScientist, Image of the Day Comet McNaught. Also known as the Great Comet of 2007, McNaught is the brightest comet for over 40 years and the second brightest since 1935. Image: Noeleen Lowndes 2007 (NewScientist calendar 2008). [Much larger view]

Natural Sciences Carnival Available

The fourth edition of the new Natural Sciences Blog Carnival is now available for you to read and enjoy. They saw fit to include a few pieces that I wrote — considering that I have felt very discouraged and depressed this past month (terminal unemployment combined with lots of job rejections can do that to…

tags: researchblogging.org, Tunguska event, Siberian explosion, Podkamennaya Tunguska River, Lake Cheko, planet earth, astronomy Flattened trees cover vast areas of Northeastern Siberia after the mysterious Tunguska explosion in June, 1908. Image: TASS/Sovfoto (public domain?) [larger view]. As a kid, I was fascinated by the mysterious explosion that occurred over Siberia. Basically, in the morning of…

tags: comet holmes, night sky, astronomy Comet Holmes rises in the northeastern sky above Coyote Canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California. It’s visible to the naked eye and better seen with binoculars. Discovered in the late 19th Century, Holmes has become dramatically brighter in the past 2 weeks. Image: Don Bartletti (Los Angeles…