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)