category: space

Meteor Lights Up Canadian Skies

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2008
Last a meteor came down over Canada and lit up the skies ad it burned up. I wish I could witness one some day. Anyways they’re estimating it weighed between one and ten tons and was from the size of a chair to the size of a desk. It broke p and the believe pieces landed over Alberta and Saskatchewan. It will be interesting if they find any of the pieces that reached the ground.

Phoenix Lands Safely And Is Sending Pictures

Monday, May 26, 2008
This news is something I really wish there was more of. The Phoenix Mars lander has successfully landed and already sent back some pictures. It’s really great that they had another lander on Mars in a different area. I am looking forward to the new discoveries it brings to us. I think it’s really important to explore the universe and work on finding other places where we could survive. I think it’s important to the long turn survival of humans because there is too many things that could happen here on Earth to make us extinct.

Organic Material at Enceladus

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008
Cassini Tastes Organic Material at Saturn’s Geyser Moon I saw some pretty exciting news from NASA. Cassini, the space craft out near Saturn detected higher temperatures than expected on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Cassini flew through a geyser like eruption and sensed water vapor and organic materials. I thought this was pretty amazing news. I only wish we had more space probes out there exploring

Star Explosion

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008
Stellar Explosion Is Most Distant Object Visible to Naked Eye Nature and the universe never cease to amaze me. Yesterday morning a a gamma ray burst was observed that was so bright it would have been visible to the naked eye. It became the furthest away object to be visible with the naked eye for a short while and set a record. Scientists estimated it was 7.5 billion light years away.

Total Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008
Tomorrow night will be the first total lunar eclipse of the year over North America. The next one will not be until December 2010. Naturally it will probably be cloudy here. I will definitely keep checking outside but I don’t expect to see it. A lunar eclipse is when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. Once the moon is fully in the Earth’s shadow it turns red due to the atmosphere of the Earth.

Titan's Hydrocarbons

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008
Titan’s surface organics surpass oil reserves on Earth I just saw this on Slashdot and thought this was really interesting. They say that the lakes and dunes on Titan are hydrocarbons and that it actually contains hundreds of times the amount of hydrocarbons known to exist in the reserves on Earth.. Actually I find all of the gas giants interesting. They have so many moons and they have such different properties.