Saturn is losing its rings. The shepherd moons are keeping it together but the ice is slowing raining down on the planet and not being replenished. So be sure to take a look some times in the next … well, 100 million years.
One thing that annoys me is people conflating the far side of the moon with the “dark side”. These are not the same thing.
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
Does men’s dominance of Scrabble prove there’s no sexism in science? Eh, not quite.
Want to hear me discussing astronomy in a bar?
No, a quarter of millennials are not experiencing PTSD because of the election. A few months after the election, college students were still a bit stressed by it. Which makes them like everyone else.
But can we ever see the Big Bang? Because that’d be like looking at yourself 13.8 billion years ago. Dude.