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Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»



Tuesday 23rd October Meeting – Venus, Earth’s Twin

Damia Bouic, an amateur image processor, combined Akatsuki images taken through its UVI camera — at different distances — to create this composite. The brown region bristles with small convective clouds.
JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic

This Tuesday we have another live talk in our series of planets of our solar system. George Gray will look at Venus – deemed to be Earth’s twin, but still radically different! “Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224 Earth days. It has the longest rotation period (243 days) of any planet in the Solar […] Read more»





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