Confessions of an astroholic

Dorset Magazine, Dorset Night Skies

I find it difficult to write about myself. It is much easier to select a topic, gather information and write about something objectively. Dark Matter, Antimatter, Dark Energy, The Universe, I will take that any day of the week. However, as I have learned recently, it is good and healthy to get out of your … Continue reading Confessions of an astroholic

Farewell Cassini

Cassini's journey to explore Saturn and its Moons began on October 15th, 1997. The spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the U.S. Air Force Titan IVB/Centaur rocket and is now considered to be one of the most successful space missions ever undertaken. However, it wasn't easy as the project did encounter two major challenges … Continue reading Farewell Cassini

Jupiter – a failed star or a successful planet

Jupiter, the God of Sky and Thunder and the king of the Gods according to Ancient Roman religion and mythology. The fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in our Solar System, Jupiter's beauty is indisputable. The gas giant has 64 moons, the largest of which areĀ Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. They were first … Continue reading Jupiter – a failed star or a successful planet