Friday, November 12, 2010

Chandra discovers "exceptional object"

NASA Announces Televised Chandra News Conference

WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, to discuss the Chandra X-ray Observatory's discovery of an exceptional object in our cosmic neighborhood.

The news conference will be carried live on NASA TV.

Read full press release here.

Who can guess what it will be about?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis

 We're all screwed. An informative documentary regarding our looming collective demise. Enjoy?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Orbiter 2010

I came across a previous incarnation of  'Orbiter' while looking for a space sim a few years ago.
A new 2010 version was released in the summer. If the subject and the idea of piloting spacecraft from launch to docking to landing piques your interest, check it out. Oh, by the way, it's totally free!

Space Shuttle Atlantis using its robotic arm to capture the Hubble Space Telescope

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Martian Sunrise

Sunrise from the vantage point of NASA's Oppurtunity rover, which has been trundling around the surface of Mars since January 25th, 2004.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My New Blog

Greetings, new blogger here. I haven't done this before, so it'll take me a while to figure it out. I expect I'll probably post in reference to many different subjects, starting with...

Solar storm 'impacting' magnetosphere

Interesting to watch our magnetosphere as it deals with the force of a brief but intense solar storm.

(from 8th October, 2010)