August 24, 2016 is the 10th anniversary of astronomers’ announcement of Pluto’s demotion to dwarf planet. The decision caused a shock wave around the world.
Pluto via New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015.
I thought we might get through this summer without the dumb hoax about Mars as big as a full moon rearing its head. But, no.
Hoax image via social media.
No one was sure whether Mount Chamberlin or Mount Isto was the U.S. Arctic’s tallest mountain. Now an aerial study – and a ski mountaineer – declare the winner.
Kit Delauriers describes her self as a ski mountaineer. Image via The North Face.
First photo of Earth from the moon, released it in 1966. Later, NASA used modern digital technology to restore the photo, revealing more detail.
First view of Earth from the moon, courtesy NASA/Lunar Orbiter 1.