The Astronomy Thread

MrX

never had an intact pistachio club
One solar day on Mercury lasts exactly two Mercury years.

What a weirdo.
 

MrX

never had an intact pistachio club
There is a 1% chance that Mercury will collide with Venus within the next 5 billion years.

I really hope I'm still around to see that.
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
There are galaxies out there - they have been photographed by the Hubble telescope - that are bigger than the currently understood laws of Physics dictate galaxies can be.

So fuck you!
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
The Cassini-Huygens mission is coming to an end.

Cassini was launched in 1997 and reached Saturn in 2004. It will end its mission by plunging into the gas giant. But before then, it will dive through Saturns rings a total of 20 times.


 
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