Caturday's Astrophenia | A Merry Scary Newtonmas 2016

Happy Winter Solstice Holiday, whatever you call it, wherever and however you celebrate it!

I personally celebrate it as Newtonmas, for on 1642, December 25th, was born Isaac Newton, that famously cranky but brilliant guy who gave us calculus, the first working theory of gravity, and the laws of motion still used today to launch spacecraft into orbit and beyond! He helped launch the modern scientific revolution and changed the world before he was 30 years of age!

So, here's a collection of Lovecraftian carols for your amusement this holiday eve, and may you have a very merry holiday! Do keep warm or cool, depending on your latitudinal hemisphere of residence!

A big tip of the hat to Anneliese and Ray for forwarding this! Enjoy!

Tf. Tk. Tts.

The Astrognuz:

Hubble Watches Spinning Black Hole Swallow a Star

Cassini Images of Polar Hexagon as Mission Nears End

Nathalie Cabrol's AGU Sagan Lecture on Life and Environment

Juno Captures Jupiter 'Pearl'

NASA's Experimental Hurricane Monitoring Fleet Launched by Pegasus Rocket

ALMA Observations of HD 163296 Reveals Presence of Two Planets

Big Picture Science Radio Show | Skeptic Check: Fear Itself

Where is the Ice on Ceres? New NASA Dawn Findings

New Study Suggests Proxima b Could Support Life

Three Space News Stories About Getting Humans off Earth

Unlocking the Secrets of Nearby Exoplanets

Are Planets Like Those in Star Wars 'Rogue One' Really Out There?

Spectrum of Antimatter Revealed for First Time

Ceres Has Water All Over Its Surface

Support SETI Here

New Technology Could Help Track Firefighters for Safety

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