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Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Buzz Lightyear all set to make journey home from the International Space Station.Buzz Lightyear all set to make journey home from the International Space Station.

Disney is even planning a ticker-tape parade celebrating his return to this planet. No, seriously.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 11:07 AM | Tags (7) | buzz | home | iss | lightyear | return | space | station |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

NASA pulls the curtain back on some more detailed photos of Mars.NASA pulls the curtain back on some more detailed photos of Mars.

The newly-released pictures form part of over 1,500 telescopic images recorded by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera between April and early August.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | mars | detailed | photos | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

Cirque du Soleil founder planning next show from space.Cirque du Soleil founder planning next show from space.

He will pay $35 million for the 11-day trip, becoming the seventh private citizen to be a 'space tourist.' Cirque du Soleil operates innovative circus shows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (5) | space | tourist | show | circus | cirquedusoleil |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Turns out that Pluto still quite popular amongst Plutophiles.Turns out that Pluto still quite popular amongst Plutophiles.

You can order 'Plutophile' bumper stickers to proclaim your firm support for Pluto, print out a Pluto Fan Club card -- which allows you to declare, 'In my heart, Pluto will always be a planet' - or sign an online petition.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:18 PM | Tags (6) | iau | nasa | planet | pluto | plutophiles | space |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Treadmill named after Stephen Colbert to be launched into space this Monday.Treadmill named after Stephen Colbert to be launched into space this Monday.

Post also contains the priceless video of Colbert getting the news about said treadmill being named after him.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:20 PM | Tags (4) | nasa | space | stephencolbert | treadmill |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

The top eleven ways in which MySpace could potentially be revived.The top eleven ways in which MySpace could potentially be revived.

4. Less embedded media, more pictures of squirrels.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:57 AM | Tags (4) | myspace | bbspot | revival | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Samsung pulls the curtain back on digicam with front-facing LCD screen.Samsung pulls the curtain back on digicam with front-facing LCD screen.

Taking self-portraits just got a whole lot easier. Whether or not that's a good thing still debatable.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:04 PM | Tags (7) | camera | digicam | digital | myspace | portrait | samsung | self |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Thirteen mainstream products originally invented for space travel.Thirteen mainstream products originally invented for space travel.

Software that was created to handle multiple onboard systems -- that is, being able to recognize data coming from different sources and identifying those sources -- is the basis for the strip technology that can be found on most credit and debit cards.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:35 AM | Tags (4) | space | products | travel | future |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

You just might be able to see eighty meteors per hour this evening.You just might be able to see eighty meteors per hour this evening.

From any vantage point in the world, you might see more than 80 meteors an hour streak across the sky during the best viewing time, when the moon's glare will be weakest—late Tuesday night and into the wee hours of Wednesday, local cloud and lighting conditions permitting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 1:39 PM | Tags (6) | eighty | meteor | perseid | shower | space | vantage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Something may have punched a hole through Jupiter's rings.Something may have punched a hole through Jupiter's rings.

It’s not exactly clear what’s going on here, even in this slightly zoomed shot. But it looks for all the world - or worlds — like some small object on an inclined orbit has punched through Saturn’s narrow F ring, bursting out from underneath, and dragging behind it a wake of particles from the rings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:31 AM | Tags (4) | jupiter | object | rings | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

Ancient monument found on Mars?Ancient monument found on Mars?

Relax, its probably just a boulder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:37 AM | Tags (5) | boulder | mars | monolith | monument | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.

I feel safer already. I read all of my catastrophic-Earth-destroying news from blogs anyway.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 12:23 PM | Tags (6) | asteroid | blog | collision | detection | nasa | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Jupiter is Earth's favorite asteroid prevention unit.Jupiter is Earth's favorite asteroid prevention unit.

...Jupiter’s overbearing gravity acts as a gravitational shield deflecting incoming space junk, mainly comets, away from the inner solar system where it could do for us what an asteroid apparently did for the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:54 AM | Tags (6) | asteroid | earth | jupiter | meteor | prevention | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Some of Sierra's classic adventure games now available on Steam.Some of Sierra's classic adventure games now available on Steam.

...but where is Leisuire Suit Larry or Police Quest? Boo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:33 AM | Tags (8) | adventure | gaming | steam | sierra | classics | kingsquest | larry | spacequest |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Top ten surprises on the NASA moon landing tapes.Top ten surprises on the NASA moon landing tapes.

9) Buzz Aldrin won $20 bet by eating a pound of moon dust.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:29 AM | Tags (7) | landing | letterman | lunar | nasa | space | tapes | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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