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December 1, 2010 14:02 by scibuff

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You can’t own the Sun. No. Not yours – Angeles Duran is a woman in Spain who claims to own the Sun. She says in no uncertain terms that she has laid claim to the Sun, the nearest star, the provider of light and heat to the solar system. -Phil Plait / Bad Astronomy

Snowballing speculation over a NASA press conference – I don’t generally like to talk about NASA press conferences before they happen because I don’t want to promote baseless rumor-mongering. In this case, though, I feel I have to write something to prevent speculation! Here’s the scoop: NASA released the news that a press conference will be held on Thursday at 14:00 ET, saying that the conference will “discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.” -Phil Plait / Bad Astronomy

Cassini Finds Warm Cracks on Enceladus – New images and data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft give scientists a unique Saturn-lit view of active fissures through the south polar region of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. They reveal a more complicated web of warm fractures than previously thought. -NASA / JPL


Venus holds warning for Earth
– A mysterious high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide discovered by ESA’s Venus Express has been explained. As well as telling us more about Venus, it could be a warning against injecting our atmosphere with sulphur droplets to mitigate climate change. -ESA

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Photos

Houston - The Space City

Houston - The Space City

Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

NGC 7331

NGC 7331

Orion Region Luminance

Orion Region Luminance

  

Gallery Pick of the Day

M82

M82 - The image is the result of fusIon of good resolutIon on galactic nucleous taken with the big Newton and deep image in h-alpha showing M82 red jet taken with very long exposure on TSA102 - Credit: Stefano Campani - Roberto Barcellona

The photo above is “Pick of the Day” from one of the three galleries: Astronomy Gallery, Space Shuttle Gallery and Space Station Gallery.

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