It's time for weekly space-links of astronomy and planetary science stories that we didn't cover on Space this week.
- New mineral Kuratite confirmed in a 1979 meteorite
- The fluid dynamics of a supernova type II core collapse is gorgeous.
- Anniversary of the first test flight for the Avro Arrow, Canada's big hope and crushing disappointment for a jet interceptor.
- A neat writeup on an aspect of the history of geometry and fractals.
- Diffraction! Cool analogy in this explainer on nautil.us
- Binary star systems might have better odds of habitable moons.
- XKCD looked at dropping tungsten countertops into the sun.
- 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake and tsunami.
- Interview about passing the time while minding telescopes in Antarctica.
Image Credit: Photograph by Rick Whitacre capturing an aurora, the Milky Way, a meteorite, and a laser all at the same time. That is a lot of beautiful astronomy for one image! Used with permission; thank you, Rick!