Jupiter’s Moon Io
A colorful picture to start your week with some color. Have a great one!
Io in True Color
Image Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA
Explanation: The strangest moon in the Solar System is bright yellow. This picture, an attempt to show how Io would appear in the “true colors” perceptible to the average human eye, was taken in 1999 July by the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003. Io’s colors derive from sulfur and molten silicate rock. The unusual surface of Io is kept very young by its system of active volcanoes.
Kate O’Mara passed away yesterday
We’re very sad to post that the brilliant Kate O’Mara passed away yesterday.
She played the Rani – the unforgettable renegade Time Lord that Kate played alongside the Sixth and Seventh Doctors. An amazing character played by an amazing actress.
A Tetrad of Total Lunar Eclipes over the next two years visible from the U.S. and elsewhere.
#therealnerdherd #nasa #lunareclipe
“No wants. No needs. We weren’t meant for that. None of us. A man stagnates if he has no ambition, no desire to be more than he is”. Captain James T. Kirk