My Tweets this week
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
26-09-2009 17:07 CDT
If you'd like to see these in real time, Follow me at Twitter. A word on some conventions: "RT" means "Retweet" -- I'm repeating something that somebody else said. Anything preceded by an "@" symbol is the username of someone else on Twitter. Twitter is a microblogging service that limits updates to 140 characters in length; I use it primarily to post links to stories I don't have time to write about here on the blog and to mention really really tiny bits of news that aren't worth full blog entries.
RT @LRO_NASA: Orbit #1141 about the Moon! Final insertion burn today successful & my mission orbit of 50km above the Moon is stable.
aturday, September 26, 2009 12:40 PM
LCROSS sounds pretty cheery for someone(thing) who's anticipating a high-speed, unsurvivable crash in 12 days...
aturday, September 26, 2009 11:09 AM
This morning's message from @LCROSS_NASA: I'm A-OK. Cruisin' at 0.8 km/s. 248,400 km from Moon. Mission Day 100! 12 days to go!
aturday, September 26, 2009 11:06 AM
Wrote so much about water on the Moon that I had to break it into two parts. Part 1: Hey, there's water on the Moon! http://bit.ly/2jKIU9
riday, September 25, 2009 11:40 AM
Hello, Mercury! http://bit.ly/26rlKd Only 4 days, 5 hours until closest approach.
riday, September 25, 2009 9:38 AM
Rob Green: "We have almost 1000 GB of data from M-cubed returned over 10 months to allow us to cover more than 90% of the Moon."
hursday, September 24, 2009 11:18 AM
RT @HiRISE: Exciting possibility of water on the Moon, but there's a lot more on Mars exposed in fresh craters! http://tinyurl.com/yezxn44
hursday, September 24, 2009 11:16 AM
Carle Pieters: "Widespread water has been detected on the surface of the Moon." but don't know what form it takes.
hursday, September 24, 2009 11:15 AM
For Moon water papers, Chandrayaan-1 and DI data are not public, but Cassini's is -- search http://bit.ly/12RqiO for VIMS on Aug 18 1999.
hursday, September 24, 2009 6:49 AM
I've gotten what I can out of the 3 Moon water papers. They contradict each other in places, which is fun. Looking forward to the briefing.
ednesday, September 23, 2009 10:37 PM
K, my writeup of the Sep 29 MESSENGER Mercury flyby is posted here: http://bit.ly/1tmXvw Plans include searching for Mercury moons!
ednesday, September 23, 2009 2:34 PM
ESSENGER flyby 3 briefing visuals are here: http://bit.ly/3vbW5S and PDF press kit is here: http://bit.ly/18q9La
ednesday, September 23, 2009 10:04 AM
ant to listen in on MESSENGER flyby 3 telecon starting momentarily? Go to http://is.gd/3Btnb (via @cosmos4u)
ednesday, September 23, 2009 10:00 AM
T @GovertTweets: Neptune was discovered 163 years ago today. Since then, it almost completed one orbit around the sun (164.89 years).
ednesday, September 23, 2009 8:58 AM
assini's Equinox was featured on NBC Nightly News! http://bit.ly/3zY2CK Brian Williams said Bob Pappalardo "waxed rhapsodic." Love it.
uesday, September 22, 2009 7:18 PM
T @RandomSpaceFact: I'm on History Channel tonight on "the Universe" about "10 Ways to Destroy Earth." Don't worry, they aren't likely.
uesday, September 22, 2009 6:41 PM
isualize the closest-approach plans for MESSENGER's 3rd Mercury flyby here: http://bit.ly/oyg7F I'll post a detailed preview tomorrow pm.
uesday, September 22, 2009 12:11 PM
ool! RT @mmbman: RT @DrMarkPowell: Here's a fun 3D Mars video showing what I've been working on for the last 2 years: http://bit.ly/rm9uN
uesday, September 22, 2009 12:00 PM
NASA TV briefing is planned for 11 am PDT Thursday about a Chandrayaan-1 Moon discovery -- rumor mill says it has to do with lunar water.
uesday, September 22, 2009 10:02 AM
ESSENGER turned on its camera today to start imaging Mercury, still 2 million km ahead, closing in for its September 29 flyby.
uesday, September 22, 2009 9:54 AM
wesome. RT @astro0_umsf: http://twitpic.com/io2dp - Dust storm moving across Canberra DSN. Now I know how the Rovers feel.
onday, September 21, 2009 9:29 PM
t's finally official: Roscosmos announced today that Phobos-Grunt launch will be delayed from 2009 to 2011. http://bit.ly/LaXtH
onday, September 21, 2009 10:03 AM
T @marsroverdriver Forged a rough teamwide consensus on [Spirit] extrication plan. Details (+ tests) remain, but it was a good week's work.
unday, September 20, 2009 8:17 PM
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