Tag: Astronomy

Pluto: A Poem

To wrap up our tour of the solar system, we wanted to conclude with a poem by Maggie Dietz from Richard Grossinger’s Pluto. Though the beloved dward planet has been reclassified, it is far from forgotten! Pluto Maggie Dietz Don’t feel small. We all have been demoted. Go on being moon or rock or orb, buoyant …continue

The Storms & Archetype of Neptune

Below is an adapted excerpt from Richard Grossinger’s The Night Sky: Neptune Neptune is very blue—not the oceanic blue of Earth but the electrical blue of lapis lazuli or the flame of a pilot light—blue like exoplanet HD 189733b. Neptune’s atmosphere consists of layers of mostly hydrogen and helium floating above its surface, with moderate doses of …continue

The Ice Giant: 8 Things You Didn’t Know about Uranus

Every one of us remembers being in science class in elementary school and giggling uncontrollably when our teacher started talking about the planet Uranus. Unfortunately, those are probably the only memories we have when it comes to the “Ice Giant” planet. But, with help from books like Divine Love Astrology and Person-to-Person Astrology, we now …continue

Written in the Stars: An Introduction to the Notorious Saturn Return

Those approaching the big 3-0 know that diving into your thirties can be both daunting and exhilarating. Adding that extra candle on your birthday cake can signify a new chapter in your life, whether it’s a new relationship, an evolving career, or personal growth. From an astrological perspective, the reason for these changes is guided …continue

Moons of Jupiter: Io and Europa

Excerpted from The Night Sky, by Richard Grossinger. The Moons of Jupiter Io There was nothing to prepare Earth for Io, the first Jovian world visited by Voyager in 1979. Instead of drab craters as expected, Io startled Earth with vistas of flaky sulphur-yellow sands that looked like a gigantic pizza from which volcanoes were actively shooting …continue

Top Ten Mars Phenomena That Are out of This World

From human faces to fossilized bacteria and everything in between, Mars has always intrigued us Earthlings with promising hints of life. NAB authors George J. Haas and William R. Saunders (The Cydonia Codex and The Martian Codex), Richard C. Hoagland (The Monuments of Mars) and Barry E. DiGregorio (Mars: The Living Planet) explore and analyze …continue