NASA’s spacecraft OSIRIS-Rex (the long-winded name is Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is on its way back after collecting samples from an asteroid! It Returned on September 24, 2023.
In the northern hemisphere it is the September Equinox, heralding the start of Autumn or Fall in the northern Hemisphere and start of spring in the southern hemisphere. But what are equinoxes and solstices and how do they occur?
The Astronomical Clock in Prague, known locally as the “Pražský orloj,” is one of the most famous and visually stunning astronomical clocks in the world. It is also the oldest functioning astronomical clock in the world. Located in the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) in Prague, Czech Republic, it is a remarkable piece of medieval engineering and artistr
Look at this perfectly preserved #fossil of a giant trapdoor #spider recently discovered in #Australia. It lived in the Miocene 11 to 16 million years ago. It has been named Megamonodontium mccluskyi. Image: Matthew R McCurry et al/Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.