Last week’s SpaceX mission was a great success but the real ‘heavy lifting’ is being done by Scott Kelly during his one full year in space as part of a NASA study to better understand the effects of microgravity and confined living onboard ISS… compare and contrast with twin brother Mark – ground control subject.
Most significant astronomy advance? Extrasolar planets and Mars!
For New Years’ Revelers getting home in the wee hours of January 1 – great morning planets to see! Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, no pink elephants! Mercury very low in the WSW this week at 5:20p. Jupiter rises before midnight now.