• December 10, 2010
An English-language article in the December 11 Yomiuri Shimbun summarizes the news from the Akatsuki press briefing held at 11:00 December 10 JST (last night, my time). It's succinct and clear so I'm reposting it here.
Here's the latest from the NASA site about NanoSail-D.
I'm going to just one day of the enormous annual American Geophysical Union meeting next week, and I am actually presenting a talk!
Time to open the tenth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this jumble of bouldery fissures?
• December 09, 2010
This image is so, so beautiful, and so, so sad.
Time to open the ninth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this jumble of boulders and fissures?
Every year, The Planetary Society and Starry Messenger Press collaborate on a "Year in Space" desk calendar, where each week is accompanied by a gorgeous space image.
I've got two more pieces of information to share on Akatsuki further to what I posted yesterday. The first one is a worrying detail about what went wrong during orbit insertion.
• December 08, 2010
Time to open the eighth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this nearly flat plain?
"Falcon 9 nailed it!" said Bill Nye said this morning, congratulating SpaceX on what has looked like a flawless launch, orbit, and return of the Dragon capsule aboard its Falcon 9 rocket.
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