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Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

Preschool Crafts for Kids*: Name Rocket Space Craft. Did this in my classroom, except the children drew the background instead of using the black construction paper and stars. My students loved this one so much that some of them came back for more!!!

Preschool Crafts for Kids*: Name Rocket Space Craft. Did this in my classroom, except the children drew the background instead of using the black construction paper and stars. My students loved this one so much that some of them came back for more!!!

"i want to know how. why. i want to discover the secrets of the universe and i want to *believe*."

"i want to know how. why. i want to discover the secrets of the universe and i want to *believe*."

Arp 227 consists of two galaxies in the constellation Pisces: the large (250,000 light-years across) lenticular galaxy NGC 474 (also known as UGC 864) located about 93 million light-years away, and the spiral galaxy NGC 470 at about 95 million light-years away. They lie at a separation of about 160,000 light-years. - Credit: NASA   Incredible

Arp 227 consists of two galaxies in the constellation Pisces: the large (250,000 light-years across) lenticular galaxy NGC 474 (also known as UGC 864) located about 93 million light-years away, and the spiral galaxy NGC 470 at about 95 million light-years away. They lie at a separation of about 160,000 light-years. - Credit: NASA Incredible

"The Pedestrian wasted no time on the landscape but set out at once with the determined stride of a good walker who has lately realized that he will have to walk farther than He intended."  --Out of the Silent Planet

"The Pedestrian wasted no time on the landscape but set out at once with the determined stride of a good walker who has lately realized that he will have to walk farther than He intended." --Out of the Silent Planet

NASA. (2012). SOLAR SYSTEM PLANETS & DWARF PLANETS INFORMATION CHART. Available: http://space-facts.com/solar-system-information/. Last accessed 6th November.

NASA. (2012). SOLAR SYSTEM PLANETS & DWARF PLANETS INFORMATION CHART. Available: http://space-facts.com/solar-system-information/. Last accessed 6th November.

serpentskirt:    Astronomy: a diagram of the phases of the moon, and the rings of Saturn. Engraving.

serpentskirt: Astronomy: a diagram of the phases of the moon, and the rings of Saturn. Engraving.

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

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