Category Archives: Space

Phobos Photobombs Hubble Mars Shots

The sharp eye of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the moon is so small, it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures.

Over the course of 22 minutes, Hubble took 13 separate exposures, allowing astronomers to create a time-lapse video showing the diminutive moon’s orbital path. The Hubble observations were intended to photograph Mars, and the moon’s cameo appearance was a bonus.

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via NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet | NASA

No ownership claimed on images or material – Credit NASA

Simon 🙂

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Countdown to Cassini’s Grand Finale

Cassini is now on it’s way towards it’s grand and ultimately destructive finale! Using Saturn’s largest Moon titan to fling it into a polar orbit between Saturn’s ring and it’s outer atmosphere it will complete 22 weekly obits of Saturn before plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15th

via Countdown to Cassini’s Grand Finale / Cassini-Huygens / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA

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Titan on flyby to Cassini’s final orbit

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/cassini-s-first-grand-finale-dive-milestones

Have a look at the links to see more.

Simon 🙂

No ownership claimed on images or materials – Credit ESA / NASA

Earth Day

In case you didn’t know, today is Earth day. A day where we focus on this self supporting spacecraft whizzing through the cosmos that we call home. We need to help this world keep us alive and looking amazing…



As usual I like to see things a bit differently. What better way than from Saturn…

That tiny spec is Earth… Us. All of us, everything we are, eat, drink everything we want for our phones, computers and everthing we use as fuel for our homes and cars.

There we are again. Between the rings. Small aren’t we? But we think big and we can sort out what we do about how we live our lives.

This isn’t a call to arms or a wake up call… Its a dream really. 

Happy Earth day!

Simon 🙂

Saturn images credit to NASA taken from Cassini