The Lyrids meteor shower

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Usually active between April 16 and April 25 every year. Peaking around April 22 or April 23. The oldest known meteor shower, the Lyrids are named after constellation Lyra and are associated with comet Thatcher, which takes about 415 years to orbit around the Sun. The radiant point of the shower – the point in […]

‘Pale Blue Dot’ 21st anniversary

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Earth as seen from Voyager 1 while on the edge of our solar system (approximately 6.1 billion km from home). Sagan’s words are always worth remembering: From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Look again at that dot. That’s here, that’s home, that’s us. […]