Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Now two bright storms on Saturn

Recent observations show that the long-lived storm on Saturn has been joined by a second one. Both look spot-like in small telescopes but in reality are continent-sized convection phenomena.

In other news an Apollo asteroid with a comet-like orbit but no cometary activity has been discovered. • The brightness of Nova Sgr 2008 is already way down again, at 8-9 mag. yesterday. • Details on how NASA s/c image the Earth at night with all its light.

• And in the Apophis affair the author of the article that started it all has told this blog that the student was explicitly happy with its content - thus recent attempts to blame it all on the stupid media don't fly. Meanwhile the science fair organizers refuse to release the student's original paper, citing copyright issues ...

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