Posts in category Q69: Do you like to look at the stars?

Steve the Purple Ribbon

A mysterious aurora has been seen in Scotland after the mini Beast from the East cleared.  The remarkable phenomenon has been dubbed, ‘Steve’ – a Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement. Scientists are trying to learn more about the rare sight. Steve was seen along with the Aurora Borealis and could be identified [...]

Pluto’s Heart

Pluto’s Heart
The New Horizon’s spacecraft has discovered an amazing feature – Pluto’s heart! Pluto’s Heart The beautiful picture of a heart-shaped feature was captured in a series of close ups of the distant dwarf planet on the edge of our solar system. New Horizons is the fastest spacecraft ever launched, and is passing Pluto at [...]

Australia’s Sky Spiral

Australia’s Sky Spiral
Another spectacular and mysterious sky spiral.  It was in the southern hemisphere and covered New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT in Australia. It follows similar occurences in Norway and Russia, and another in China in 1988 Charles Lamb’s journal records the appearance of light spirals within Roy [...]

P/2010 A2

P/2010 A2
A strange object has been seen whizzing through space. NASA have called it P/2010 A2. It was spotted between Mars and Jupiter in the Asteroidial Main belt by the Hubble telescope just last week. The object – presumably a comet or meteor or asteroid collision – has a bizarre X-shaped tail, unlike anything ever seen in space be [...]

I-Spy the Earth Emperor's Eye