Category: Planets

The top 5 astronomy stories for 2019

It’s been an interesting year for astronomy news. I could start every year-end article with that line. The sheer number of telescopes and spacecraft poking and prodding the Universe practically guarantees that we’ll see a few breakthroughs — or at least significant jumps — every few months in one field or another. As I went […]

CHEOPS Enters the Game

The Egyptian monarch Khufu was the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty, which dates him back to the earlier years of the Old Kingdom period around the 26th century BC. I mention this figure, about which all too little is known, because his name is a link between the great monuments of an early culture […]

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