Archives for August 11, 2009

Suck it, Ptolemy!

When you go outside at night, on a clear night away from all lights, you see the sky the same way the ancients did: full of stars. Now, if you looked up periodically, you would find that the sky appears to rotate! Some constellations rise while others set, and one point — either due north…

Carnival of Space #115

This week’s Carnival of Space comes from New Frontier News, which has the oddest banner I’ve seen on a serious science website in a while: The top three entries this week? As chosen, fairly arbitrarily, by me? 1. Pluto: planet or not? Apparently, the IAU got together again, for the first serious meeting since declassifying…