News: 22 – 28 April 2013

Cassini observes meteors colliding with Saturns’ rings
The Cassini spacecraft has provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn’s rings.

 Water around Jupiter linked to Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet
Astronomers have found proof that almost all water found in Jupiter’s stratosphere was delivered by the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. In 1994 the comet struck the planet in the southern hemisphere, putting on quite a show for those watching.  Now, the Hershel space observatory has found more water in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter, than in the northern hemisphere.

Russian Progress cargo craft arrives safely at the ISS despite antenna problem
The Progress cargo ship glided into its port on the International Space Station early Friday, completing a dramatic mission. The Progress mission was complicated by a jammed navigational antenna that risked interfering with automatic docking procedures.

NASA video shows 3 years of the sun in 3 minutes….
Who doesn’t love sunspots? Awesome stuff!

Was Stonehenge a burial ground for the neolithic rich and famous?
This is interesting – but not definitely convincing. I’d like to see more work done on the topic!

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