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Europlanet : Simulating the SMART-1 impact
(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:11:00 CDT 2012)
by Doug Ellison in PotsdamToday is about the Moon - the main conference hall has a series of presentations throughout the day - the first half being mainly about the European orbiter SMART-1. Mark Burchell (who spoke about Stardust yest...
Description: Europlanet : Simulating the SMART-1 impact
LPSC, Wednesday: More from the Moon -- SMART-1 and radar
(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:02:00 CDT 2012)
Here's an update on Wednesday's lunar sessions at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference from image magician Ted Stryk. Many thanks to Ted for his detailed notes!Also, I want to point to the Martian Chronicles where Ryan Anderson wr...
Description: LPSC, Wednesday: More from the Moon -- SMART-1 and radar
Is this SMART-1's impact site?
(Web Page; Sat Sep 19 09:08:00 CDT 2015)
Speaking of spacecraft crashing...I was reading the May 2010 issue of Icarus and came across a paper tersely titled "The SMART-1 lunar impact," by M.J. Burchell, R. Robin-Williams, and B.H. Foing. It was an interesting paper because ther...
Description: Speaking of spacecraft crashing...
Europlanet : Great spectrometer - but you broke my laser!
(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:11:00 CDT 2012)
by Doug Ellison in PotsdamMark was followed by Bernard Foing - whose colleague Pascale Ehrenfreund spoke about the SMART-1 impact last year in Valencia. Not much new information, but a few extra little snippets of data. The last full...
Description: Europlanet : Great spectrometer - but you broke my laser!
(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)
It appears Earth is down one spacecraft. According to numerous reports in Indian media, contact was lost with the lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 abruptly -- in the middle of a communications session with Earth -- at 1:30 Indian time on Fri...
Description: Chandrayaan-1 lost
Get used to this view
(Web Page; Mon Apr 18 22:26:00 CDT 2016)
It's been a slow week so far. That's in part because I'm on the mend from a cold, but it also seems that there just hasn't been a lot happening. That is to say, there is a lot of activity out there in space right now, but it's all rather...
Description: Get used to this view of Home Plate and Husband Hill, because Spirit will be seeing a lot of it over the next 8 months, whenever power levels permit the rover to eke a little bit of science activity out of the day.
Finding spacecraft impacts on the Moon
(Web Page; Fri Feb 17 16:08:00 CST 2017)
Over nearly 60 years of spacecraft exploration of the Moon, lots of spacecraft have crashed on the lunar surface. Some were accidental impacts, like the NASA robotic lander Surveyor 2 which failed during its flight to the Moon, or the So...
Description: Over nearly 60 years of spacecraft exploration of the Moon, lots of spacecraft have crashed on the lunar surface—some accidental, some intentional. Phil Stooke hunts for their impact sites.
Chang'e 1 returns its first image from the Moon
(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:10:00 CDT 2012)
On Monday, with much pomp and circumstance (and rightfully so), Chinese premier Wen Jiabao unveiled the first image returned from the Moon by the Chang'e 1 orbiter, China's first spacecraft to depart Earth orbit. That's something only R...
Description: Chang'e 1 returns its first image from the Moon
No Icecaps at the Lunar Poles
(Web Page; Fri Oct 03 18:25:00 CDT 2014)
New observations reported this week in the journal Nature have cast doubt on the theory that thick deposits of ground ice lie conveniently close to the surface in permanently shadowed crater floors at the lunar poles.Researcher Bruce Cam...
Description: New observations reported this week in the journal Nature have cast doubt on the theory that thick deposits of ground ice lie conveniently close to the surface in permanently shadowed crater floors at the lunar poles.
One month, one journal, so many missed space stories!
(Web Page; Sat Sep 19 08:04:00 CDT 2015)
Or: Emily reads you the table of contents of Icarus. No, not IKAROS. Icarus is the name of one of the main professional journals in which planetary scientists seek to get their work published. Until recently, I had to ask scientists for ...
Description: Or: Emily reads you the table of contents of Icarus.