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Voyager I finally reaches interstellar space!

Voyager I was launched in 1977.  It has finally let your solar system and entered interstellar space.
Click HERE for youtube videos of the songs on the “Golden Record”. Very cool.


Will little Voyager eventually achieve consciousness and return to Earth as … Continue reading

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NASA and Latin

This is pretty cool. From the Beeb:
Mars images to go on social media feeds in Latin
By Zoe Kleinman
Pictures of the surface of Mars, taken from Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), are to be captioned in Latin on social media outlets … Continue reading

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Weightless Water Wringing

This is very cool.

I may have to get out my Yaesu radio later on and see if I can pick up the ISS during a fly over.

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17 April 1970 – Odyssey returns to Earth

On this day 43 years ago, the Command Module Odyssey splashed down.
Apollo XIII

I remember – as if it were yesterday – being glued to the TV watching the coverage of this glorious disaster.  It was inspiring.
But we don’t have a … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Of Niobids and Rovers

This is simply too cool.
Every once in a while, we find something from antiquity that we knew about but thought lost.
Check this out, from Gazzetta del Sud.  Dorothy King’s PhDiva has a lot of photos.  With a biretta tip to rougeclassicism. … Continue reading

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Cool spacey stuff: bouncing on Titan and Martian carwashes

First, The Huygens probe has landed on Saturn’s moon, Titan.
There is a description and animation of how it hit the surface and then bounced, slid and wobbled into its resting position.  HERE.  Huygens was ferried to Titan by the Cassini … Continue reading

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Curiosity’s curious visual odometry system

Here is something for your Just Too Cool file.  This got my attention not only because it deals with Curiosity, but also because of my budding interest in ham radio.
The newest Mars Rover, Curiosity, is tagging Mars… with Morse Code.
Curiosity … Continue reading

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Blue Moon… you saw me standing alone…

Blue moon
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
From Spaceweather:
BLUE MOON: Tonight’s full Moon is the second full Moon this month. According to modern folklore, that makes it a “Blue Moon.” Strange but … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday VOYAGER!

From NASA (and remember that Pres. Obama has killed the manned space program… just another reason to vote against him):
August 20, 2012
Thirty-five years ago today, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft, the first Voyager spacecraft to launch, departed on a journey that … Continue reading

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New Mars Rover images coming in!

The other day I was pretty excited about the safe landing of the new Mars rover Curiosity.  The dangerous entry and landing built a real excitement.  Then the first images came in.  Very cool.
Now that Curiosity has been on the … Continue reading

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