Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Is there a Plumber in the House?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24859800/

:)

Who owns the Moon?

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4264325.html?series=35

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...
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4265261.html?series=35

Mars in 3-D!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24846877/

Red/Blue glasses time.

Phoenix Lander Talking Again

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24856609/

They are going to unfurl the robot arm today.

Phoenix Lander Pictures

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/images/press/PSP_008591_2485_RGB_Lander_labeled.html

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/images/press/S_001RAD_PER_S_10D10_RRGBM1.html

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

Must have been a glitch

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24838828/

Not worried yet...

Friday, May 23, 2008

Picking a Landing Site on Mars

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24792473/

The northern plains of Vastitas Borealis.

Retro rockets; will they work on Mars?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24780686/

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

Hubble Upgrade

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24779562/

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

Martian Dirt

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18789842/

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

Martian Vents

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24779377/

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.

http://science.discovery.com/tv/phoenix-mars/phoenix-mars.html

Mars Phoenix Lander background info

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24777084/

It is going to land at night.

New Red Spot on Jupiter

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24778267/

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

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Multiple Moons for Earth?

http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn13836-did-earth-once-have-multiple-moons.html

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...