The “Yin-Yang” Moon


Iapetus, one of Saturn’s over 60 moons, has two faces.  One side is bright white, almost like snow, yet the other half is a dark black.  No one really knows what the dark stuff is.  However: Close inspection indicates that the dark coating typically faces the moon’s equator and is less than a meter thick. […]

Black Hole Photo Imminent


I guess I’m on a black hole kick this weekend.  There’s so much fascinating stuff happening with this particular field of science.  The newest update is that scientist want to take a picture of a black hole.  How are they going to do this?  By turning Earth into a telescope, of course: …The team is […]