Thursday, September 24, 2009
From NPR: "Three different space probes have gathered evidence that the top layer of the moon's surface contains hidden stores of water."
The thing that blows me away is that the water they have identified is neither solid, gas, or liquid. What the heckers??? "The water seems to appear and disappear during the course of the lunar day, as temperatures rise and fall."
How soon before they find the black monolith?
Full article on NPR here.
NASA will hold a media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT today to discuss the new data from the moon. Peep it here.
The journal Science will also be presenting the findings as of 2 p.m. EDT on their Science Express site here.
Monday, September 21, 2009
The Smithsonian Magazine posted a nice selection of photographs of our solar system from their October 2009 issue. Just in case the photos I took while travelling up in space come out blurry, I'm swiping some of NASA's and posting 'em here.
1. Victoria Crater / Mars
2. North polar region / Saturn
3. Rings / Saturn
4. Rover in action / Mars
5. Erupting prominece / Sun
Complete article here.
Straight to the gallery here.