Posted by Ted Stryk on 2011/03/17 11:22 CDT
Here are Ted Stryk's notes from the sessions he attended in the afternoon of Thursday, March 10, at the 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/12 01:27 CST
Well, it's already mid-day on the Friday a week after the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference ended and I'm STILL not done writing up my notes.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/10 04:47 CDT
The Palomar Observatory adaptive optics image of the crater Cabeus remains the best I've seen from ground-based telescopes of the LCROSS impact site.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/09 05:08 CDT
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner team just released some preliminary views of their data taken during the LCROSS impact, which clearly shows the thermal signature from the crash into the Moon.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/09 10:57 CDT
This plot just shows the aggregate radiance in ultraviolet and visible wavelengths -- all wavelengths -- seen by one of LCROSS' spectrometers after the Centaur hit the Moon.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/09 10:43 CDT
Here's the sharpest optical image shown today of the Moon, from Palomar Observatory.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/09 10:02 CDT
I am pretty sure this image shows the LCROSS impact plume and its shadow as seen from the MMT observatory in Arizona, but as Alan Boyle just pointed out, the time stamps indicate the photos were all taken before the nominal impact time.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/09 06:16 CDT
I'm back online and ready to watch LCROSS smash into the Moon this morning!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/08 10:55 CDT
LCROSS and its Centaur upper stage have separated successfully, and the LCROSS shepherd spacecraft has braked in order to follow behind the Centaur when both impact the Moon tomorrow.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/08 05:25 CDT
The visualization studio at Goddard Space Flight Center has just posted some handy simulations of what we can expect the LCROSS impact to look like.