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Old 07-10-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default NASA spacecraft reveals stunning new views of Mercury

Spacecraft Reveals Stunning New Views of Mercury.....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/200810...viewsofmercury
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:11 AM   #2
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What type of shot is the colour one? Looks like the moon in the others.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:19 AM   #3
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It's false colour one.
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Old 17-10-2008, 01:31 AM   #4
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You all will likely want to bookmark this site:
http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/index.php
Enjoy it. I have!
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Old 17-10-2008, 04:30 AM   #5
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False color yes, but you can almost see TOS Enterprise entering orbit.
Bravo, NASA.
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Old 20-10-2008, 04:39 PM   #6
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Yes this is good stuff. I check the NASA site a few times a week. Lots of great pics.

I've been waiting for some close-up shots of Enceladus, from the Cassini mission. According to the site:

"The Oct. 9 flyby is an inside pitch -- the closest flyby yet of any moon of Saturn, at only 25 kilometers (16 miles) from the surface. The Oct. 31 flyby is farther out, at 196 kilometers (122 miles). "

But it seems nothing has been posted yet. Anybody know anything about it?
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Old 20-10-2008, 06:15 PM   #7
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Surely you're keeping tabs on the Saturn stuff at the CICLOPS website? http://ciclops.org/index.php?flash=1&js=1
Enjoy!

For all other planetary news, I reccommend The Planetary Society's website, and specifically Emily Lakdawalla's blog there. (Join up & become a PLanetary Society member while you're there! No, I didn't get any compensation for saying that.) http://www.planetary.org/home/
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Old 20-10-2008, 06:43 PM   #8
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Whoa.......I didn't know about that site!!


Thanks CR!
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Old 20-10-2008, 08:50 PM   #9
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Oh, well, happy to oblige, then. Awesome site for an awesome mission! (Be sure not to drool too much on your keyboard.)
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NASA gets a bum rap at various points, but they have some really cool stuff going on. I do wish the next US gove gives them the funds for the Moon and Mars missions.... and for the shuttle replacement. We need the Chinese to keep off this race again. That may help.
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I've mentioned this before, and some of us have discussed it a bit on other threads, but the media love to report anytime NASA has a mistake, and how 'expensive' that mistake was. Relative to you & me, the mistakes are costly; relative to the national budget, they are a drop in the bucket. And when one considers the successful missions that have gone on (and in many cases, are still ongoing), the cost-versus-return seems even smaller. BUt that doesn't seem to sell news nor get ratings. Sigh.
And now, society is so dumbed down, that when you try to inspire someone about space exploration, the likely response is "So what? That doesn't help me. Besides, they fake all that stuff in a studio."
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Old 21-10-2008, 02:23 PM   #12
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CR, you're reading my mind. I agree with your remarks 100% and I'm glad that I can come here and find others who seem to 'get it'.

Thanks for the link, Eurosector.
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Old 21-10-2008, 08:00 PM   #13
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I've mentioned this before, and some of us have discussed it a bit on other threads, but the media love to report anytime NASA has a mistake, and how 'expensive' that mistake was. Relative to you & me, the mistakes are costly; relative to the national budget, they are a drop in the bucket. And when one considers the successful missions that have gone on (and in many cases, are still ongoing), the cost-versus-return seems even smaller. BUt that doesn't seem to sell news nor get ratings. Sigh.
And now, society is so dumbed down, that when you try to inspire someone about space exploration, the likely response is "So what? That doesn't help me. Besides, they fake all that stuff in a studio."
Well I did see how they did it on the special features in "From the earth to the moon." there CR, so you know.

Actually one of my work mates believes they're all real except for Appollo 11 which they couldn't do because of major failures, thus had to go to the studios to fake... you've got to wonder though where you'd hide that rocket. You'd actually need so many people keeping their mouths shut there'd be no one left to fake the thing for. Anyway, so its really just partly faked.

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I'm sure that if Apollo 11 was shot in a studio, Buzz wouldn't have had to stop on the last step of the ladder to take a wizz - his own admission in "Shadow of the Moon".
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Default NASA probe shows Mercury spewed 'dark blue material'

NASA probe shows Mercury more dynamic than thought.....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081029/...sc/sci_mercury
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I'm sure that if Apollo 11 was shot in a studio, Buzz wouldn't have had to stop on the last step of the ladder to take a wizz - his own admission in "Shadow of the Moon".
To boldly 'go' where no man has 'gone' before!
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To boldly 'go' where no man has 'gone' before!
Cool!
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