Categories: space, astronomy, astrophysics, law, policy

Huygens coverage stinks... where the real data is.

open source, secrecy, space, astrophysics, photos
So, I've been *really really* disappointed in the [NASA][]/[ESA][] coverage of the descent of the Huygens probe. We got a [few][1] [badly][2] [processed][3] [images][4] and very little text or non-imaging data. [1]:http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multim… more »

More on Huygens Descent

space, astronomy, astrophysics, research
##### (a follow-up to my [previous Huygens post][phuyg]) [phuyg]:http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb2/index.php/2004/12/25/huygens_detach [ESA][] has posted a neat timeline of Huygens' descent activity, ["Huygens descent timeline"][tl] for 14 January. N… more »

Cassini, Huygens, Titan...

space, astrophysics, research
So the Huygens probe will detach, by firing explosive bolts, from the Cassini Spacecraft today. (["/.: Cassini Robot Lab Successfully Separates"](http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/25/2251250&from=rss)) A significant part of my past in… more »

You can see that Spirit from Orbit!

space, astrophysics, photos
Wheel tracks left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, and even the rover itself, are visible in this partial image from the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter more »

Land on the Moon?

wtf?, space, SIMS, berkeley
a snippet of a recent conversation: Paul: An acre [on the Moon] can cost you just $25, apparently. Joe: Yeah, but who the hell's going to enforce my intellectual property rights? more »
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