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Fight Against Maturity

Not bad for a machine with a 90 day warranty

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Spirit remains stationary on the west side of Home Plate in the location called “Troy”. The rover continues to be busy with an ambitious observation campaign employing both remote sensing and in-situ (contact) science with the robotic arm (instrument deployment device, IDD).

The soil disturbed by the rover’s embedding has been the subject of extensive science investigation. Five out of the past seven sols have involved using the instruments on the end of the robotic arm to collect images and composition spectra of five distinct targets.

More via Spirit Undertaking More Soil Investigation.

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June 26, 2009 Posted by | Astronomy, NASA, Robots, space | , | Comments Off on Not bad for a machine with a 90 day warranty

Warp 5, Mr. Sulu. Spock Wants to go home.

The fictional home planet of Star Trek’s Mr Spock may really exist.

A powerful telescope found rocky worlds around the star, Epsilon Eridani, which Spock’s planet Vulcan orbits in the TV show.

via Ananova – Spock’s planet may exist

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Astronomy, cool stuff, space | Comments Off on Warp 5, Mr. Sulu. Spock Wants to go home.

Earth and the Space Station from the shuttle

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June 14, 2008 Posted by | space | , | Comments Off on Earth and the Space Station from the shuttle