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New Observations and Photos Page

You can now access all of my observations and photos via one web page: ... otost.html
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General Interest Page

I'm revamping my website yet again. I'm finding keeping one common drop-down menu for all web pages very unwieldy and difficult to maintain.

My first new page provides links to several general interest places, such as the BBC:

If you have any such sites that you visit often and would interest others, please post your suggestions here. Unfortunately, I cannot include adult content, as I wish the website ...
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The Sky at Night, The Real Star of Bethlehem The Sky at Night, The Real Star of Bethlehem


Just saw the new episode of "The Sky at Night, The Real Star of Bethlehem: A Christmas Special" and have a question about the candidates for the 'star'.

During the comet section,(and other parts) the presenter spoke of a comet in the East, which was near the Sun so it gave of a bright tail. Also, the Helical Star rising in the East before sunrise...But, the 3 Kings would be coming from the East ...
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Black Hole In Action

Hi gang,

Take a look at this truly amazing image of the galaxy known as Hercules A. The image is a composite from a number of telescopes and shows what intricate can be shown by creating images in this way. The image shows a supermassive black hole and it's influences on the surrounding materials. Please take a look here

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Over your shoulder!!

Hi Gang,

This is just one of those images that make you realise just why we need to keep the exploration of the solar system going. This image from CASSINI shows two of Saturn's moon Dione and Enceladus. The moons are composed of the same materials (almost!) and should look the same in the sky. You can see in the image that Dione is considerably darker. Find out why here

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New Clue In Galaxy Formation

Hi Gang,

The Vista Telescope has shown for the first time, that monster galaxies existed when the universe was in it's infancy. This gives astronomers a way of studying the morphology of galaxies and how they formed in the early universe. To see the images and read the science go here

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Should I continue?

Hi Gang,

I understand that not everyone wants to post on this website but I would like to know whether it is worth my while posting these links. Should I continue or stop? Please let me know, a simple yes stop, or no continue will suffice!

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The beauty of the Blue Marble!

Hi gang,

Most of us have taken photographs at some point or other of the landscape whilst we are on holiday or at home. Some are pretty amazing images! I like to look at the images on this website here On here there are some breath-taking images of the planet taken from space. The are a number of WOW images here folks, so if you have a few spare minutes take the time to ...
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Another ROSETTA surprise!

Hi gang,

Space probes just keep on throwing up more and more surprises! This one is from ROSETTA, following comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The probe has found an abundance of molecular oxygen in the comet. This is strange because oxygen is highly reactive and should have quickly dissipated and certainly should not have been detected in such large quantities. To read the full science brief go here

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