Posted by Bruce McClure in Astronomy Essentials | Space|2 weeks ago
Jupiter and Pluto are having a triple conjunction in 2020. The 2nd of the 3 conjunctions happens on June 30. Just a few nights later – on July 4-5, 2020 – the full moon will stroll by Jupiter and Pluto. If you’ve never seen Pluto, here’s a chance to get oriented.
Astronomers just announced the most massive quasar yet known in the early universe. Its monster central black hole has a mass equivalent to 1.5 billion of our suns. The object has been given a Hawaiian name, Poniua’ena.
“What if extraterrestrial intelligences are not like us, but are found in the frigid reaches of the outer solar system, the extreme gravity of neutron stars, the brilliant cores of active galaxies, or the hearts of the richest galaxy clusters?”