July 15, 2013

How to Photograph a Racehorse …and how this relates to a tiny moon of Neptune

The name Eadweard James Muybridge does not roll off the tongue, but we have all seen his images. In the earliest days of photography, he pioneered […]
February 14, 2013

Opening up the Gates of Hell

Pluto needs more moons! In addition to surpassing 220,000 votes in just a bit over three days, we have received about 15,000 nominations for alternative names. Today […]
February 12, 2013

Vulcan joins the Ballot

We have made our first addition to the ballot. Vulcan is the Roman god of lava and smoke, and the nephew of Pluto. (Any connection to […]
February 11, 2013

Naming the Moons of Pluto

The naming of a moon is a rare privilege for any astronomer. Fewer than 200 moons have been discovered orbiting the Solar System’s planets (dwarf or […]