Monday, March 10, 2008

Encounters


As this is being written, the shuttle Endeavour has lifted off. The 16-day mission, the longest construction trip yet, carries a Japanese module to ISS. There will be at least 5 EVA's. These boys could use a better spacesuit.

On March 12 Cassini will make its closest flyby yet of Enceladus, within 50 km! The 2-minute video from JPL describes what we may see. The power source of Enceladus' geysers is considered unknown. Their location at the South Pole is also a mystery. Polar jets are telltale signs of a Black Hole, and this is a good place to seek one.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Kea said...

Heh Louise, it seems that Mottle has honoured you with some lengthy strangulated gurgling today.

5:07 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Just looked at it, thanks. Both there and in Physics Today the speed of light is becoming a subject for discussion. In this business one gets used to comments that in comparison make LM seem like a friend.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Yes, at least Mottle is honest.

7:19 PM  

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