Friday, December 17, 2010

Mars Rover Update

Status (Spirit Still Sleeping, Opportunity arrives at Santa Maria Crater):
http://marsrover.nasa.gov/mission/status.html#opportunity

Too bad it wasn't Santa Claus Crater!

Picture from Santa Maria Crater and driving tips:
http://marsrover.nasa.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/20101216a.html

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Space X's Secret Cargo

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/09/5618728-spacexs-mystery-payload-revealed

... no spoilers here!

Pluto Update

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/09/5620039-pluto-in-the-spotlight-dead-or-alive

Eris is only bigger based on a model of its albedo. We won't know for sure until we visit it.

Looks Like Arsenic-based Life Paper May be Wrong

http://www.slate.com/id/2276919/pagenum/all/

Might be another Martian Meteorite Story...
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/marslife.html

Mars Rover Update

Status (Spirit still asleep, Opportunity goes over 16 miles):
http://marsrover.nasa.gov/mission/status.html#spirit

Total Lunar Eclipse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse

You don't have to stay up too late on the West coast of North America for this one. The main eclipse starts at around 10:30 PM and is total by 11:40 PM.

Keep looking up.

SpaceX Update

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/spacex

What an achievement!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010