Sunday, January 22, 2012

Astronomy 365

Astronomy 365 Days: The Best of the Astronomy Picture of the Day Website  by Jerry T Bonnell and Robert J. Neimiroff
Weight: 4.4 lbs
Method of Disposal: Selling

In a time when “space junk” is a widely used term and  said junk is falling from the sky frequently, I thought I would put this beautiful astronomy book out there to remind people of the natural beauty of space—the hardly tampered with or never tampered with parts.  It is starting to seem like every time you turn on the news a satellite or failed probe is descending ominously on earth. According to the LA Times,  we have had 3 large items come down in the last 4 months and “three or four times a year, witnesses on the ground see debris fall — and if the researchers are very lucky, they'll get an email letting them know. If the item has come from an Air Force launch, the military picks it up and brings it back to El Segundo” (,0,819657.story)

In this book you see Saturn’s rings and moons, Andromeda’s Core,  star clouds, comets.  I wish I could spend my time in these pages.  Daydreaming and wandering.  Wishing there was some safe, easy, inexpensive way for me to float from planet to planet in a timely manner and beat the crowds.  Alas, it is time for me to go to work. 

1 comment:

  1. Let the space junk accumulate a bit more and then maybe we'll be ready for tourist travel.