Tuesday, July 21, 2009

anniversary fireworks

One of the coolest things about astronomy is that it's the most democratic of the sciences, a discipline in which amateurs regularly make significant discoveries and contributions to our knowledge of the universe in which we live. Here's the cosmic celebration of our first Lunar landing, and the visible results of the statistically nearly impossible second time Jupiter has been clobbered in fifteen years. The object that did this would have virtually wiped out life on Earth if it had hit here. Congratulations to Anthony Wesley of Australia for the discovery of a lifetime.


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