Somewhat in the vein of asking about links that you-all think might be good to add to the blogroll (I'll get there, honest!), I'll mention a blog that I read and isn't on the blogroll.
One such is Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy. Not that he needs the advertising, but I do read and enjoy his blog for reasons relevant to my own aims here. Namely, he regularly has articles (I'll list a few below; apparently 'dozen' should follow the 'few') that illustrate my own feeling -- that the universe is a wonderful and interesting place, and doing science is a way to embrace that wonder.
The Moon is Shrinking
Bad Universe Premier August 29, 2010
Low mass black hole?
Planetary triangle 6 August 2010
Saturn's rings and a tiny moon
Sunset from space
Possible Naked eye Comet (8 June 2010)
Hubble at 20 -- still amazing!
The Red Lagoon (Nebula)
Amateur Astronomy and the newest new moon ever
The amazing Mimas (no, Saturn's moon, not some circus performer!)
90% of the distant universe
How big is a Billion?
Star at birth
Saturnian moon dance
The Whirlpool Galaxy revisited
Cassini craft 10 years (9) since Jupiter
Fermi and the shape of space
What was before the Big Bang? Nobel Laureate answer
Winter solstice 2009
Top 10 astronomy pictures of 2009
More planets found
Apollo 12 footsteps photographed
Adler Planetarium giga-galaxy image (The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is one of my favorite places to visit. I have this on my list for next time I'm in Chicago.)
Scale of the Solar System (Something I've previously tried my hand at illustrating. It's truly hard to convey, and the author did well.)
Water on Moon, 2009
Lunar Landing revisited
When Worlds Collide
To be or not to be
Apollo landing site images
Summer Solstice, 2009
Death From the Skies: Magnetars
Moon Occulting Antares, 2009
The Amazing Sun
Differential elemental ablation of micrometeoroids (If that seems intimidating, rest assured that it isn't, really, and maybe have a look at my own Science Jabberwocky
100 hours of Astronomy, 2009
(My own plans to distribute a few were bitten by a supply chain bug. Still, one of these days, I'll be engaging my several nearby schools in something similar.)
Nerdity on parade (I'd probably lose, but I could actually enter a nerdity contest with Phil.)
Galileo and the Moon
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