Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Is there a Plumber in the House?


Who owns the Moon?

I think it should be open to private property rights. That is the best way to drive colonization. Governments can have some of the land too if they can get a space probe there.

Google X-Prize

How-to manual...

Mars in 3-D!

Red/Blue glasses time.

Phoenix Lander Talking Again

They are going to unfurl the robot arm today.

Phoenix Lander Pictures

(My name is on the mini-DVD seen in the photograph).

Must have been a glitch

Not worried yet...

Friday, May 23, 2008

Picking a Landing Site on Mars

The northern plains of Vastitas Borealis.

Retro rockets; will they work on Mars?

They worked fine with the Viking landers so I don't see why they won't this time.

Hubble Upgrade

I wonder if we can see the Space Shuttle pass over while it is at the Hubble???

Martian Dirt

Maybe the next rover should have a tail that drags on the ground...

Martian Vents

Similar to Yellowstone...

Mars Phoenix Lander Live Coverage

The Science Channel will provide live Phoenix landing coverage and commentary from 4:00-6:00 p.m. PDT.

Mars Phoenix Lander background info

It is going to land at night.

New Red Spot on Jupiter

Now if they would only look more red in amateur telescopes!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Multiple Moons for Earth?

I wonder if Mercury wasn't somehow involved in the original collision that created Earth's Moon... It is pretty far fetched, but I wonder why Mercury has a magnetic field...