Tag Archives: NASA

Things go up, things come down

No, I’m not talking about dropping acid or that empty post-rave ennui you’ve got going on. There will be a LightSail test launch today over in Florida.  Live coverage starts at 9:45AM Central. Nobody is going to be sailing on … Continue reading

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Flying Saucer live on Ustream!

Sorry (not sorry), it’s not a UFO.  The strange people responsible are not part of the Galactic Federation of Lights and do not come to us from the Andromeda Galaxy.  I can’t confirm that none of them are lizard folk. … Continue reading

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Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication

NASA has a free e-book available entitled “Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication” and edited by Douglas A. Vakoch, the Director of Interstellar Message Composition over at SETI. I haven’t read it yet, but I put it on my Kindle app.  Do I … Continue reading

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Blue Marble Sparkle Motion

I’m knee-deep in July CampNanoWrimo and scurrying to catch up to my word count goal. I find that I am awake primarily when the sun is hiding. Maybe you can see me sparkling during this short video. This new global … Continue reading

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Where, Oh Where Have Our Rockets Been

Via BBC, this awesome infographic about space exploration.

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Poetic Muse-ings on Mars

In the way way back times, before it was today and things were different, I wrote about Martian haikus and MAVEN. I would like to blame an absent muse for taking this long to write three short lines.  However, it … Continue reading

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Mars Message Madness

MAVEN is going to Mars. Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN. You have until the end of the month to go along. Your name, at least, can be added to a DVD that will be put into Mars orbit on the … Continue reading

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TV Apocalypse

NASA put a handy FAQ on their website for those that desperately want to know why the world didn’t bother to end.  Hell, even today’s winter storm feels like a flop. Meanwhile, there is a sale on used torches in … Continue reading

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Great Space Pics or Dancing Frog?

Very cool Hubble images. pointed Hubble’s eye at an especially photogenic pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The larger of the spiral galaxies, known as UGC 1810, has a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the … Continue reading

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Lights in the Sky

The space shuttle Discovery is coming home to rest for good. Discovery left the space station today (March 7) and is due to land in Florida on Wednesday. This means that — weather permitting — there are opportunities to see … Continue reading

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