Archives for October 5, 2009

Mercury’s Massiveness…

Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, never really has had a great picture taken of it. There are a number of reasons for this, such as: It never gets more than 28 degrees away from the Sun, meaning we get two hours after sunset — max — to look at it. Because the sky…

Though my soul may set in darkness, It will rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly To be fearful of the night. –Sarah Williams Everyone knows how you see things during the day: sunlight makes it possible. Delivering huge amounts of visible light to the entire “day” side of the planet,…