Researchers studying the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan using archived data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have spotted infrared signatures of what appear to be giant dust storm blowing across the large moon’s surface.
Clear nights of early Northern Hemisphere autumn offer ideal opportunities to track down the two outermost planets of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune. What’s more, you don’t need a big telescope to find them. We show you how to locate these gas giants using binoculars. The Moon also passes close to Neptune on 20 October.
It’s holiday time again and the keen observer is faced with the usual dilemma: how does one carry a telescope small enough to be useful to far-flung dark and exotic skies? Fortunately for globe-trotters concerned about optical size and weight, Telescope Service in Germany has the TSAPO60 — a compact and very versatile photo-visual 60mm f/5.5 ED refractor.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a spectacular view of two coronal holes on the surface of the Sun, one already well formed and another developing nearby, cooler regions where open magnetic field lines facilitate the movement of the solar wind.