Category Archives: Planets

Hidden Costs of Light Pollution

As people interested in the night sky, we’re often aware of Light Pollution’s most direct impact on us (indeed it’s increasingly difficult to escape it) but sometimes forget about its other influences too. Animals (including humans) are affected by light in ways which often aren’t obvious until you know about them. The short video below, […] Continue Reading »

ISS pass this evening, transiting the Pleiades from Liverpool

There are two visible ISS passes this evening, the first of which, according to Heavens Above, will pass right through the middle of the Pleiades cluster as viewed from Liverpool (see map below). Shortly afterwards, this pass will also take the ISS Just above Jupiter and then the Moon. The second pass is much shorter, […] Continue Reading »

Video from 5th anniversary of the Huygens probe landing on Titan

Just over seven years ago, on the 14th January 2005 at approximately 11:30 UTC, the Huygens probe (part of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn) touched down on the surface of Titan. The video below, released for the 5th anniversary of the probe’s touchdown, is a time-compressed montage of what was imaged as Huygens descended through […] Continue Reading »