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Emily LakdawallaSeptember 26, 2009

My Tweets this week (26 September 2009)

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!
riday, September 25, 2009 11:40 AM

Hello, Mercury! 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!
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

Visuals from today's "Moon water" briefing: NASA release: ISRO release:
hursday, September 24, 2009 11:09 AM

For Moon water papers, Chandrayaan-1 and DI data are not public, but Cassini's is -- search 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: Plans include searching for Mercury moons!
ednesday, September 23, 2009 2:34 PM

ESSENGER flyby 3 briefing visuals are here: and PDF press kit is here:
ednesday, September 23, 2009 10:04 AM

ant to listen in on MESSENGER flyby 3 telecon starting momentarily? Go to (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! 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: 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:
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: - 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.
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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