Messier Monday: The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83

“Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it.” –Vaclav Havel But the spiral is more than a metaphor or a mathematical shape, it’s also the most common feature observed in the galaxies out there in the Universe. There are 27 spiral galaxies … Read moreMessier Monday: The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83

It's My ______ In A Box!

“I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.” -Plautus When it comes to astronomy, there’s no doubt that I’ve got a northern hemisphere bias. It’s no surprise, of course; I live here. And while I often write about the skies that … Read moreIt's My ______ In A Box!