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Thursday: July 7, 2011

Storm over Saturn makes for some pretty pictures.Storm over Saturn makes for some pretty pictures.

Behold pictures of Saturn's largest and most intense storm to date (larger photos on source site). Aren't they pretty? These images come from NASA's Cassini Spacecraft. The folks over at New Scientist state that the various colors represent different altitudes of clouds, not Saturn's overall mood and/or demeanor. As a sidenote: I made a similar picture the other day by accidentally mixing oil and water on the pavement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 2:25 PM | Tags (9) | cassini | newscientist | photos | pretty | saturn | science | space | spacecraft | storm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Ten ways that space travel is nothing like how it appears in television or movies.Ten ways that space travel is nothing like how it appears in television or movies.

You might get an outburst of energy during an explosion on a spacecraft and maybe even some quick flames burning up leaking oxygen, but it wouldn’t be anything near the spectacle of, say, the Death Star exploding in Star Wars.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 9:13 AM | Tags (7) | space | travel | movies | television | reality | explosions | spacecraft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.

...if you remember, a month ago we were talking about teaspoons going into glasses over football fields. Well, now I can say today that in the 20 to 30 meter crater LCROSS made, we found maybe about a dozen of these two-gallon buckets worth of water.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:24 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | moon | water | spacecraft | discovery |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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