[162173 Ryugu]

162173 Ryugu, provisional designation 1999 JU3, is a near-Earth object and a potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group. It measures approximately 1 kilometer (0.6 mi) in diameter and is a dark object of the rare spectral type Cg, with qualities of both a C-type asteroid and a G-type asteroid.

Ryugu was discovered on 10 May 1999 by astronomers with the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research at the Lincoln Lab’s ETS near Socorro, New Mexico, in the United States. It was given the provisional designation 1999 JU3.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) spacecraft Hayabusa 2 was launched in December 2014 and successfully arrived at the asteroid on 27 June 2018. It is planned to return material from the asteroid to Earth by the end of 2020.

The Hayabusa2 mission includes four rovers with various scientific instruments. On 21 September 2018, the first two of these rovers, which will hop around the surface of the asteroid, were released from Hayabusa2.

On September 22, 2018, JAXA confirmed the two rovers had successfully touched down on Ryugu’s surface. Three images were published; two during descent to the asteroid and one after MINERVA-II1A touched down. This marks the first time a mission has completed a successful landing on a fast-moving asteroid body.

TRKLST:

  1. Andi Otto – Bow Wave (Nicola Cruz Remix)
  2. Ground a.k.a Gr◯un土 – Azido
  3. Egadz – Bombs
  4. Floating Points – Silhouettes (I, II & III)
  5. Mala – Calle F
  6. Photek & Kuru – Fountainhead
  7. Pixelord – Bodø (Pavel Dovgal remix)
  8. Breakage – Dedication
  9. Randomer – Brunk
  10. TMSV – Stress
  11. London Modular Alliance – Saunton
  12. Lakker – Oktavist
  13. TMSV – Back Off
  14. JD. Reid – WOLARN
  15. TH7 IMMORTXLZ – MYSTICXL VOYXG7

[Blood Moon]

Totality during the lunar eclipse of 27 July 2018. Direct sunlight is being blocked by the Earth, and the only light reaching it is sunlight refracted by Earth’s atmosphere, producing a reddish color.

 

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned (in syzygy), with Earth between the other two. A lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon. The type and length of a lunar eclipse depend on the Moon’s proximity to either node of its orbit.

During a total lunar eclipse, Earth completely blocks direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth’s atmosphere. This light appears reddish for the same reason that a sunset or sunrise does: the Rayleigh scattering of bluer light. Due to this reddish color, a totally eclipsed Moon is sometimes called a blood moon.

Unlike a solar eclipse, which can be viewed only from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of Earth. A total lunar eclipse lasts a few hours, whereas a total solar eclipse lasts only a few minutes as viewed from any given place, due to the smaller size of the Moon’s shadow. Also unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any eye protection or special precautions, as they are dimmer than the full Moon.

 

 

  1. Mike Forst – And How to Find Out
  2. Andi Otto – Six (Golden Bug Remix)
  3. Exlibris – لواش
  4. The Herbaliser – Out There
  5. chanes – feelit
  6. Deft – Sunshine (2010)
  7. Dorian Concept – Fort Teen
  8. The Comet Is Coming – Journey Through The Asteroid Belt
  9. GLGN – Where’s My Money (edit)
  10. Ground a.k.a Gr◯un土 – In This Junglegleglegle
  11. Om Unit – Pop Lockin’ Hieroglyphs
  12. Le JAD – WARTABLISM – 34 Beat 1 – Taste of Flesh (90bpm)
  13. DjBaku-ei,o-ohnosaxversion
  14. DJ Krush – Ignition
  15. Desert Dwellers – Crossing Beyond (ReVisioned)
  16. винер, Mr Guyver – 1655
  17. Surfalone – Soul Machine (Throwing Snow Remix)
  18. Surgeon – z8 GND 5296
  19. Luke Mandala – Galactic Zipline (Desert Dwellers Remix)