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# Moutmout's blog

Astronomy, computers, random thoughts

## I will take off

JWST's song

At first I was delayed, I was on standby
Kept thinking I could never fly without repair missions
But then I spent so many years making sure it was ok
I grew strong, I learned how to be robust

## Potassium flashes

In 1967, astronomers at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence in the south of France discovered potassium flashes while they were observing stars. But the laws of physics that were known at the time didn’t provide any explanation as to how a star could produce these flashes. Were there aliens trying to communicate with us?

## Centaurus A

A galaxy with an active nucleus

I wrote this image caption in the context of an application to a science journalism internship.

## Lucy in Space Engine

Pimping Space Engine to visualize a space mission

And0uille

For a video I have been preparing about my trip to Spain with NASA (you can read about it in French here (part 1) and here (part 2)), I wanted to show Jupiter’s trojan asteroids, the asteroid Polymele and the spacecraft Lucy. I asked And0uille for help setting everything up in Space Engine. Here is her explanation on how to add everything you need in Space Engine to illustrate the Lucy mission.

## First results from Perseverance

Perseverance confirms that Jezero crater used to contain a lake with a river delta

Present-day Mars is cold and dry, but this has not always been the case, as findings from Mars rover confirm.