The Light of Other Days

My name is John. I fancy myself a poet. I like Physics/Astronomy. I play music. I am an emotional person, therefore I am political. I post from my Instagram account, @sheabot9000. I'm also on twitter under the same name. Anything i post with the #poetry is something I've written. Any and all criticism is welcome, just don"t be mean. Be Excellent To Each Other. #CitizenRadio #Vegan

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Mimas: Small Moon With a Big Crater. Explanation: Whatever hit Mimas nearly destroyed it. What remains is one of the largest impact craters on one of Saturn’s smallest moons. The crater, named Herschel after the 1789 discoverer of Mimas, Sir William Herschel, spans about 130 kilometers and is pictured above. Mimas’ low mass produces a surface gravity just strong enough to create a spherical body but weak enough to allow such relatively large surface features. Mimas is made of mostly water ice with a smattering of rock - so it is accurately described as a big dirty snowball. The above image was taken during the 2005 August flyby of the robot spacecraft Cassini now in orbit around Saturn. A recent analysis of Mimas’s unusual wobble indicates that it might house a liquid water interior ocean. #apod #astronomy
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Comet Siding Spring Passes Mars. Explanation: Yesterday, a comet passed very close to Mars. In fact, Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed closer to the red planet than any comet has ever passed to Earth in recorded history. To take advantage of this unique opportunity to study the close interaction of a comet and a planet, humanity currently has five active spacecraft orbiting Mars: NASA’s MAVEN, MRO, Mars Odyssey, as well as ESA’s Mars Express, and India’s Mars Orbiter. Most of these spacecraft have now sent back information that they have not been damaged by small pieces of the passing comet. These spacecraft, as well as the two active rovers on the Martian surface — NASA’s Opportunity and Curiosity — have taken data and images that will be downloaded to Earth for weeks to come and likely studied for years to come. The featured image taken yesterday, however, was not taken from Mars but from Earth and shows Comet Siding Spring on the lower left as it passed Mars, on the upper right. #apod #astronomy
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Classic car show in #beacon  (at main st beacon)
Comet McNaught Over New Zealand. Explanation: Comet McNaught was perhaps the most photogenic comet of modern times — from Earth. After making quite a show in the northern hemisphere in early January of 2007, the comet moved south and developed a long and unusual dust tail that dazzled southern hemisphere observers. In late January 2007, Comet McNaught was captured between Mount Remarkable and Cecil Peak in this spectacular image taken from Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. The bright comet dominates the right part of the above image, while the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy dominates the left. Careful inspection of the image will reveal a meteor streak just to the left of the comet. Today, Comet Siding Spring may become the most photogenic comet of modern times — from Mars. #apod #astronomy