Netter Deal vor Weihnachten: #MediaMarkt und #Saturn senken den Preis des LG OLED B3 mit 55 Zoll erneut auf das Black-Friday-Niveau. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139982.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
Returning back to the #Moon was difficult decades ago, & it will be difficult to achieve today (despite massive improvements in technology).
However, if we as a species can not master building settlements on the Moon, we can forget about settling #Mars, let alone creating outposts on the dwarf planet #Ceres, #Jupter’s ugly (but radiation safe) moon #Callisto, #Saturn’s 🪐 moon #Titan.
Bonestell, APOD, same vibe
left: Saturn as seen from Titan, by Chesley Bonestell - 1944
right: Plane Crossing Crescent Moon, © Juned Patel, APOD 23/12/04
Bei #MediaMarkt und #Saturn starten ab sofort die Weihnachtsangebote. Wir haben die Prospekte durchstöbert und zeigen euch die besten Xmas-Deals im Überblick. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139933.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
Astrologie und Partnerschaft: Welche Sternzeichen in der Liebe harmonieren
Astrologie: Welche Sternzeichen in der Liebe harmonieren
Das Wochenende ist zwar fast vorbei, doch bei #MediaMarkt und #Saturn starten heute die neuen Weekend-Deals. Wir zeigen euch die besten Angebote. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139923.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
Am Vorabend zum 1. Advent brennt hier die Straße. Hab meine Lichter heute Mittag bei Frost aufgehängt - mir ist immer noch 🥶. Da Leute mit glühendem Wein auf der Straße waren, konnte ich nur einen Teil fotografieren. Außerdem ist Nachtfotografie mit einem Handy gewagt. Aber …
… schaut mal rechts oben - da seht ihr doch auch leicht verzerrt #Saturn mit seinen 💍💍? Geiles Handy, gell?
Ich glaubs ja nicht, angeblich soll das tatsächlich möglich sein. 😳Echt? Verwundert 👀 reibt 🤔
Nuclear-powered Dragonfly mission to #Saturn moon Titan delayed until 2028, #NASA says https://www.space.com/nasa-dragonfly-mission-saturn-moon-titan-2028-launch
Secrets revealed about Sonic Jam, the Mobile Suit Gundam translation is making progress and Retro-bit's Saturn controllers are reaching customers — read about all of it in this week's news roundup:
If you’ve ever thought the music in Cleopatra Fortune was a little hard to hear, a new mod for the Saturn version has you covered. But a volume increase isn’t the only thing this patch changes — find out what else in my story:
Ihr wollt eure Weihnachtsfeier aufpeppen? Dann doch bitte mit dem richtigen Sound. #JBL Lautsprecher und Kopfhörer sind jetzt bei #Saturn reduziert. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139870.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
Nutzt die letzte Chance und werft einen Blick in die Cyber-Week-Deals von #MediaMarkt und #Saturn. Wir zeigen euch unsere Bestpreis-Favoriten. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139902.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
"Tým Dragonfly úspěšně překonal řadu technických a programových výzev při tomto odvážném úsilí o získání nových vědeckých poznatků na Titanu."
Neuer Mehrwertsteuer-Rabatt bei #MediaMarkt und #Saturn. Für kurze Zeit erhaltet ihr einen Preisnachlass auf #Dyson-Geräte. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139872.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
Hydrothermal vents, vernal ponds, impact of space bodies
These are three possible scenarios that could have turned prebiotic chemistry on early Earth into true life-forms.
Infographic: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lizbeth B. De La Torre
#life #earth #astrobiology #space #nasa #science #research #astronomy #astrodon #hydrothermalvents #vernalponds #prebiotic #chemistry #saturn #moons #enceladus #europa #ocean #world #titan #dragonfly #asteroids #infographic #infographics
NASA Authorizes Dragonfly Mission to Proceed With Estimated 2028 Launch Readiness Date
📷 Artist’s impression of Dragonfly soaring over the dunes of Saturn’s moon Titan. NASA has authorized the mission team to proceed on development toward a July 2028 launch date.
© NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
Wir haben uns auf die Suche nach den zehn besten Cyber-Week-Deals begeben und sind bei #MediaMarkt und #Saturn fündig geworden. Hier findet ihr unsere Favoriten. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139845.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
An older photo that I love to see. Earth as viewed from Saturn. Here is the original article to the photo. https://www.nasa.gov/image-article/day-earth-smiled/ #earth #space #saturn
NASA’s #Dragonfly mission, a rotorcraft to explore #Saturn’s moon #Titan, has been authorized to proceed with work on final mission design and fabrication, known as Phase C, during fiscal year (FY) 2024: https://science.nasa.gov/missions/dragonfly/nasas-dragonfly-to-proceed-with-final-mission-design-work/ - the agency is postponing formal confirmation of the mission (including its total cost and schedule) until mid-2024, following the release of the FY 2025 President’s Budget Request.
#Dyson-Rabatt geht in die Verlängerung: Bei #Saturn erhaltet ihr den Laser-Akkusauger Dyson V15 Detect Absolute weiterhin zum Sparpreis. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139819.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
NASA Cassini team membersの2014年のトップ10画像を振り返るっぽい。Saturn周回や異なる特徴を持つLigeia Mareなどが含まれているっぽい。 #NASA #Cassini #Saturn
#PPOD: On June 25, NASA’s #JWST turned to famed ringed world #Saturn for its first near-infrared observations of the planet. The initial imagery from JWST's NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) is already fascinating researchers. Saturn itself appears extremely dark at this infrared wavelength observed by the telescope, as methane gas absorbs almost all of the sunlight falling on the atmosphere. However, the icy rings stay relatively bright. Credit: NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI/Andrea Luck
Der Cyber Monday ist da. Bei #MediaMarkt und #Saturn wird sogar eine ganze Cyber Week veranstaltet. Wir zeigen euch die besten Technik-Deals im Überblick. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139801.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
“The unique terrain and accessible nature of Athabasca Glacier helps #NASA crews fine-tune the EELS #robot's slither-and-slide motions before sending it into #space to search for signs of life.” #exobiology
Nutzt die letzte Chance und werft an diesem Wochenende einen Blick auf die Black Friday Deals von #MediaMarkt und #Saturn. Hier sind unsere 15 Favoriten. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139779.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
#PPOD: This image shows the first flash of sunlight reflected off a hydrocarbon lake on Saturn's moon Titan. The glint off a mirror-like surface is known as a specular reflection. This kind of glint was detected by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) on NASA's Cassini spacecraft on July 8, 2009. It confirmed the presence of liquid in the moon's northern hemisphere. Credit: NASA/JPL/University Of Arizona/DLR
#BlackFriday-Rabatt verlängert: Das Google Pixel 7 ist bei #Saturn auch weiterhin zum Sparpreis erhältlich. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139720.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
#Jupiter’s moon #Ganymede is telling us more about its alien #ocean
#JUNO spotted salt deposits that may have percolated up from sub-surface ocean. While Ganymede hasn’t been observed spewing plumes of #water vapor like #Saturn’s #Enceladus, Jupiter’s largest moon most likely hides an enormous #saltwater ocean. Hubble observations suggest the ocean—thought to sit under 150km (95mi) of ice—could be up to 100 km (60mi) deep. That’s 10 times deeper than the ocean on Earth. https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/11/jupiters-moon-ganymede-is-telling-us-more-about-its-alien-ocean/
A few clouds will pass by from time to time tonight, 11/22, but LET'S OPEN THE #WESTPORTOBSERVATORY DOME! The waxing gibbous #Moon is the main course of the pre-Turkey Day skies, with #Jupiter and quickly setting #Saturn being the incredible appetizers. Make sure you grab one of our incredible 2024 calendars, t-shirts or hats on your visit this evening - Just $20 each to help support WAS!
The #WASAwayTeam will have multiple telescopes set up at Aquila's Nest Vineyards in Newtown tonight, 11/16, beginning at 7 pm for an unforgettable #starparty with #wine! It will be a beautiful night, and on the menu (other than great wine), we'll see #Saturn, #Jupiter, the fall constellations, and more under the canopy of stars. RSVP now and see your Universe with WAS and Aquila's Nest Vineyards tonight!
Another cloudy night is on tap for the WAS Weekly Wednesday #StarParty tonight, 11/15 - WE ARE CLOSED. However, if you want your #Saturn and #Jupiter fix this week - we're in Newtown at Aquila's Nest Vineyards THURSDAY from 7-9, and the weather looks fantastic! Make sure you reserve your place for space today.
#PPOD: This near-infrared view of Saturn and the rings was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in July 2017. Saturn is also showing ‘ringshine’, light reflected off the rings and onto the night side of the planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/CICLOPS/Kevin M. Gill
11-12-1775 General #Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks
11-12-1928 #GraceKelly Phila Pa, actress (Rear Window)/Princess (Monaco) born
11-12-1933 1st known photo of #LochNess monster is taken
11-12-1934 #CharlesManson, Cinc. Ohio, criminal (Tate-Labianco) born
11-12-1936 Oakland Bay Bridge opens
11-12-1941 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
11-12-1946 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released [Most people go, "What?"]
11-12-1954 #EllisIsland, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed
11-12-1955 Date returned to in "Back to the Future" & "Back to the Future II"
11-12-1980 US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of #Saturn
11-12-1981 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)
11-12-1981 2nd #shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
Enjoy viewing them between now and 2015, because it’ll be 2027 or 2028 when they seemingly reappear.
Bei #MediaMarkt und #Saturn starten jetzt die "Wochenendknaller". Wir haben einen Blick in die neue Rabattaktion geworfen. (Anzeige) https://winfuture.de/news,139378.html?utm_source=Mastodon&utm_medium=ManualStatus&utm_campaign=SocialMedia
#PPOD: Images from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) show a water vapor plume jetting from the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, extending out 40 times the size of the moon itself. The inset, an image from the Cassini orbiter, emphasizes how small Enceladus appears in the Webb image compared to the water plume. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, G. Villanueva (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center), A. Pagan (STScI)
First time in my life I got hands on a Sega Saturn. 🤩 Yesterday I could play it for the first time by going for some rounds in Sega Rally. Console, controller and games are in a very bad condition, but I will care for that during the weekend.💧
I am really new into collecting Sega Saturn. Are there some must haves when it comes to games or even peripherals?
As the waxing crescent #moon sets in the Scorpion, the outer planets put on the show. #Saturn, #Uranus, #Neptune, and #Jupiter all shine when we take the telescopes out for the WAS Weekly Wednesday #StarParty. The dome opens, and the telescopes roll out after 8 p.m. tonight, 10/18.
I took this picture of #saturn with a 18 cm telescope from my front porch in #purmerend, NL. It's actually made by combining the best 2500 out of a video of 12000 frames and doing some abracadabra with software after. #astrophotography
It's not my best picture ever and I will never beat the Go's and Peach's in this world, but I keep finding it exciting to see what I can do with a humble 18cm maksutov from the Dutch suburbs.
#PPOD: The icy moon Dione is in front of Saturn with the rings seen edge-on. This image is a color composite of images acquired with NASA's Cassini spacecraft on August 17, 2015. Dione is 1,123 km wide and orbits Saturn at about the same distance that the Moon orbits Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Cassini Imaging Team/J. Major
The original character artist of the Shining series, Tamaki Yoshitaka, has died, according to a social media post. Read about him in my story here:
Colliding Moons Might Have Created Saturn's Rings
A longstanding question about Saturn: are its rings new or old, and where did they come from? The icy material in Saturn's rings looks young, but it could be old and getting constantly resurfaced. But, new research suggests that they are indeed young and could have been formed from two icy moons that collided and shattered a few hundred million years ago. Researchers simulated 200 different versions of impacting moons and found many different versions that would scatter the icy particles into rings like what Saturn has today.
Here's the largest of Neptune's 14 moons -- Triton! Let's give Triton some love!
#PPOD: The small icy moon Mimas, floating in space above the giant planet Saturn, crossed by shadows of its vast ring system. The image is PIA06176, taken by the Cassini spacecraft on 18 January 2005; at the time, the spacecraft was 1.4 million km from Saturn. The scene is in approximately true color. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI/CICLOPS
If you were standing on Saturn, and looking towards Earth...
The Earth and the Moon captured from Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, over 900 million miles away.
Credit: NASACassini Imaging Teamn and Processed by Jason Major
I usually follow/follow back boosters, new followers and interesting/kind people.
The Seasons on Saturn are Changing. It's Time to Say Goodbye to Its North Pole for a Few Years
Just like Earth, Saturn goes through seasons. But a year on Saturn lasts 30 years, so each of its seasons lasts 7.5 years. Right now, astronomers are able to image the planet's north pole, seeing the warm vortex storm that surrounds the region. Both ground, and space telescopes have observed the planet, including images from JWST's MIRI/MRS instruments. These observations are helping astronomers understand how the seasonal shift on Saturn affects the planet's climate.
Whether Saturn's Rings are Young or Old, its Moons are as Ancient as the Planet Itself
The age of Saturn's rings is an ongoing controversy among planetary scientists. They look young, but are they actually young or just being resurfaced by micrometeorite impacts? Scientists have asked a similar question about Saturn's icy moons, which could have formed with the planet or were captured icy objects from the outer solar system. A new study mapped impact craters on the surface of the moons and dated them back to nearly the beginning of the Solar System. No matter how young the rings are, Saturn's moons are old.
My progress imaging Saturn:
From left to right:
1) 2015 - 6" Maksutov, phone digiscope
2) 2016 - Mak & DSLR
3) 2020 - Mak & DSLR
4) 2021 - Mak & ZWO ASI178MM
5) 2022 - 8" Newtonian &178MM
6) 2023 - 8" Newtonian &178MM
I was lucky to get some okay seeing last night - better than anything I had in 2022. Quite a bit of headroom left with my current setup I think.
The #Nintendo64 & #SegaSaturn cores for #MiSTer are coming along so nicely I'm super excited! I've never owned (or really played for that matter) an N64 so it'll be nice to discover that. Glad I picked up the N64 controller recently to use with it!
#fpgagaming #misterfpga #n64 #nintendo #sega #saturn #retrogaming #retrogames #VideoGameEsoterica
Planet season is coming back! Was up at Tahoe this past weekend and managed to get a good look at Saturn!
It's not in an ideal position for viewing yet, but it was good enough to snag this picture
Taken with a ZWO ASI224MC on an 8 inch Dobsonian telescope with a 2x barlow. The effective magnification was around 265x and no tracking was used, so the frames were captured over a dozen or so recording sessions back to back where I'd position the telescope, let Saturn track across the sensor window.
Each recording session only lasted about 15s before Saturn would leave the sensor frame.
The final image was processed from around 1,000 frames using AutoStakkert, then finished in GIMP.
You can make out some cloud bands and even the Cassini Division (that's the gap between the outer-most ring and the inner ring sections).
Hopefully later in the season when Saturn is at opposition I can grab an even higher quality version!
I don't use FB much but I do find its memories feature pretty useful sometimes. It reminded me that I posted took this picture of Saturn exactly 10 years ago. And the next picture is one I took of Saturn last night. I'm not done processing it yet! I'll post that later. 🔭🪐
Full size image 7140x4017, more info and link to single HD images: https://flic.kr/p/2oUkYSY
With this portrait I wanted to have them approx. in scale, I've used a reference image to do so - don't expect 100% accuracy on that ;)
Ich hatte mich kurz gewundert, wieso ich noch kein #Saturn Nutzerkonto hatte. Jetzt erinnere ich mich. Weil Saturn (und Media Markt) absolut peinliche Passwortrichtlinien hat…
Ich bezweifle stark, dass bei denen die Passwörter in der Datenbank gehashed sind… 🤮🤡
Nature Journal astronomy covers appreciation post
Winds of change (2003) - Images of Saturn reveal circulation slowdown
☑️ full issue: https://nature.com/nature/volumes/423/issues/6940
☑️ open-access feature article "A strong decrease in Saturn's equatorial jet at cloud level" by Agustín Sánchez-Lavega and co-authors: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature01653
☑️ see also the press release for more insights: http://www.ajax.ehu.es/grupo/Nature/Press.English.html
I still have 8 full sets left of my "Portrait of the Solar System" set.
For classroom, hall, or bedroom.
75% OFF sale from now to JULY 31 -- FIVE DAYS LEFT.
With discount code:
That makes the whole set just $15+S&H. Which, for the US, adds about $12, higher elsewhere.
Ships USPS, rolled in a 4" tube.