- 2 months ago
Lady of the Night
Illustration and poem by Don Blanding, c. 1935
I see a luminescent trail
Of powdered stardust, faint and pale,
Across the sky, like moths in flight.
A crescent moon of phantom white
Is tangled in the filmy veil.
My heart responds with quick delight,
I greet the Lady of the Night.
(via madafternoon)Source: frenchtwist
- 7 months ago
Astronomers discover a planet that shouldn’t be there
An international team of astronomers has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star.
Weighing in at 11 times Jupiter’s mass and orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance, planet HD 106906 b is unlike anything in our own Solar System and throws a wrench in planet formation theories.