Your daily dose of astronomy-related links and news from around the web:
- The first results from studies of the data and “cracking” photos sent back from the Rosetta mission are coming in.
- Astronomers at the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics have discovered a quasar with a “dimmer switch.”
- The build up to NASA’s New Horizon’s long anticipated rendezvous with Pluto begins this weekend when the spacecraft takes its first photographs of the dwarf planet.
- 2004 BL8, a 550m-wide asteroid will flyby Earth (at a very safe distance) on Monday. The next visit from an asteroid this large won’t happen until 2027.
- Interesting article on how we came to recognize the Sun as the center of our Solar System.