Pluto’s Fretted Terrain

Data from the New Horizon's probe continues to arrive, this picture taken a mere 45 minutes before it's closest encounter. The terrain it captured is of a type that's rare in the Solar System, the now the scientis are trying to work out how it's formed: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-s-fretted-terrain Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on images or … Continue reading Pluto’s Fretted Terrain

Mars Ancient Mega Tsunami’s

Tha Martian landscape, which scientists believe was scarred by giant waves (NASA/PA) Over recent years we've become increasingly aware of natural disasters which can affect us well over and above normal disasters. Super Volcanoes is one and Mega Tsunami's are another. But recent findings on Mars suggest that asteroids impacts on Mars may have created … Continue reading Mars Ancient Mega Tsunami’s

Planet Simon weekly roundup

So here we are it's Friday! TGIF!!!! Even better is that this is a long weeken with the May bank holiday and so it's three days off and a short week next week! Some of you may have notices, new header image templates and a new look. If not take a look: https://sfarnell.wordpress.com/ Let me … Continue reading Planet Simon weekly roundup

ESA Lunar Explorer

This is something I got sent from ESa - it's pretty cool. It's a lunar explorer where you're presented with a graphical Moon explorer and can find out about all the different missions and explorations that have taken place. Being spacey and geeky I loved it: http://lunarexploration.esa.int/#/explore Simon 🙂 No ownsership claimed on materials or … Continue reading ESA Lunar Explorer

Pluto’s Atmosphere and Icy Plains

There have been a couple fo NASA updates I've seen regarding Pluto. One was about it's thin atmosphere which was discovered by New Horizons. This link has more details but the image caputed as the probe looked back onto Pluto after passing the planet are amazing. The thin haze shows up really well. http://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-s-haze-varies-in-brightness   … Continue reading Pluto’s Atmosphere and Icy Plains

Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

As always it's been a busy week and I've been struggling to keep my blogging schedule. I'm hoping soon I can be delivering more of my own written content and new stuff to keep your interest peaked. I hope you've all had a good week - looking forward to another week of adventures next week! … Continue reading Planet Simon – Weekly Roundup

Planet Simon’s Weekly Roundup

With the weekend round the corner and everyone breathing a sign of TGIF, it's time for a roundup of the week and all of it's fun and frolics. I'm not sure what I'll be doing this weekend, hopefully there will be some of this: But who knows eh? The Spaceman DJ: This week's musical collection … Continue reading Planet Simon’s Weekly Roundup