Can’t get enough space news.
- SpaceX Falcon 1 Lost Due To Fuel Leak – The private launch vehicle Falcon1 blew up after 1 minute of flight last weekend due to a fuel leak. Don’t give up yet guys, it took NASA years to build a reliable space launch vehicle.
- Messenger Science Page Goes Live – Years before the Messenger probe finally arrives in orbit around Mercury, the web page describing the mission’s scientific data is up and running. The highlight so far; a flyby of earth from last August.
- Plot Of The Inner Solar System – Man, that is a lot of stuff to keep track of.
- Cassini Finds Football Field-Sized Moonlets In Ring – These chunks are the first discovered that bridge the gap in size between the particle sized ice crystals that make up most of the ring and the tiny moonlets that skirt the rings like Pan, which are called shepherd moons. And a warm welcome to Geek from Guam, I know this Saturnian stuff is close to your heart.
- Voyage To The Mystery Moon – Speaking of Saturn, Nova has a companion web page to their television program on Cassini and the Huygens Probe. It is full of interesting stuff, recapping the latest discoveries about Titan’s atmosphere and even the geysers on Enceladus.