Possible Categories

Here are the “category” possibilities.  If your post is not categorized as one of these, it will not get put on this big blog aggregator.  Your post should also have “tags” that are even more specific (see example below).

  • Aliens
  • Class
  • Exoplanets
  • Galaxies
  • General
  • Historical
  • Instruments
  • Light
  • Observables
  • Outreach
  • Physics
  • Public Policy
  • Science
  • Solar System
    • Sun
    • Terrestrials (these are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars)
    • Jovians (these are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)
    • Small SS Objects (SS=”Solar System”, these are asteroids, Kuiper Belt Objects, comets)
    • Dwarf Planets
    • Planet Rings
    • Moons
  • Space Travel
  • Stars
  • Technology
  • Time
  • Universe

For instance, if I wanted to write about how the Voyager 2 space probe flew by Jupiter and took readings of the magnetosphere

  • I would put it in these categories: Instruments, Solar System: Jovians, Space Travel
  • I would “tag” it with these things: magnetosphere, voyager2, spaceprobe, jupiter

If I wanted to write about how scientists are hypothesizing about the kinds of bacteria that could live in the subsurface oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa

  • Categories: Aliens, Solar System: Jovians, Solar System: Moons
  • Tags: europa, extremophiles, water, astrobiology

If I want to write about how I use a camera hooked up to a computer with my home telescope to take pictures of Saturn

  • Categories: Instruments, Observables, Solar System: Jovians
  • Tags: telescope, camera, imaging, Saturn

If I wanted to discuss the climate change deniers here in the U.S. Government

  • Categories: Public Policy, Solar System: Terrestrials
  • tags: government, climatechange, deniers, future