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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Watching Curiosity Land. Just Too Cool

This was so cool. I stayed up to watch the landing of the Mars Rover. I felt like a little kid again. First images: UPDATE New photos from Mars Rover Curiositas: UPDATE: I watched it again and it gave me … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: US Flags still standing on the Moon

This is for your Just Too Cool file. As you read this, keep in mind that The First Gay President has killed our manned space program, thus enervating our collective imaginations and making us dependent on those who don’t like … Continue reading

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As it turns out, standard physics prevailed: Pioneer Spacecraft Anomaly solved.

For your “Just Too Cool” file. From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab comes a fascinating story about the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecrafts.  When last contacted they were mysteriously slowing down.  Someone figured out why. It was, as it turns out, … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Panoramic View on MARS!

From poor little Spirit’s twin, Opportunity, comes this panoramic view. HERE. It is stitched together from 817 images taken between 12 Dec 2011 and 8 May 2012 while Opportunity was stationed on an outcrop called “Greeley Haven” during the Martian … Continue reading

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Curiosity about Curiosity is not just Curiosity

After posting about the Seven Minutes of Terror, I was curious about Curiosity, the newest Mars Rover heading to the Red Planet. Intrepid little Spirit isn’t working any more, since it became mired and died.  Opportunity is working, but depends … Continue reading

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Geeky and Beautiful

For your “Look! Up In The Sky!” file, you Transit of Venus fans will want to watch the ultra-hi-def video of different views of the transit.  This is from the Sun people at NASA and Astronomy Pic of the Day, … Continue reading

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Of touch downs and splash downs

Today Discovery, heading to her tomb in Washington, touched down safely at Dulles Airport on the back of the 747. Today in 1970 the stricken Odyssey of the Apollo 13 Moon mission splashed down safely on the back of courage, ingenuity … Continue reading

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