Monthly Archives: June 2009

Funny things happening around Saturn

    We all know by now that Titan is fantastic... ┬áBut did you know that other wonderful worlds are evolving around the Lord of the Rings (Kronos, Saturn, whatever you want to call the giant planet). Just a few days ago, my ...

World of Glass

Four hundred years ago, Galileo utilized glasses, turned them into telescope and turn his eyes to the sky, since that time, human saw the universe with new perspective. Almost, forty years ago, still, using employ the glass, but in different way, ...

International Space Station – some news.

Hello, We rarely talk about the International Space Station and what kind of study or experiments are done over there. Most of us forgot that for more than 10 years, we have been investing money and time to build a gigantic ...

A Turning Stone

Today is the day where a major decision will be made within our family household today. Close family and friends will know that my sister who is six years my junior was involved in a serious road accident 5 years ...

Summer 2009 – new students and projects

Hello, In one of my first posts I described the group of students who were working with me. Since the end of the semester (beginning of June) my group has changed considerably. I am going to give you an update since I ...

The end of Kayuga in HD!

A brief update about my previous post into which I described the demise of the Kayuga mission. The crash on the lunar surface was indeed recorded by the High Definition TV and can be seen on the JAXA channel in ...

Frank Low, 1933-2009

Frank Low, a pioneer on infrared astronomer who was involved in the 102 cm balloon-borne far infrared telescope that formed the basis for my PhD thesis, died on June 11. The NY Times had a nice obituary on June ...

Mickey Mouse and Arp 155

Whilst analysing some images in various wavelengths for the peculiar galaxy ARP 155 I found something even stranger when low and behold on retreiving an archived image Mickey Mouse should appear. He has eyes and everything! And he's sooo cute! and ...

Two new missions toward the moon in one rocket

Dear readers, Yesterday June 18 2009 at 21:17 GMT (2:17 PDT) an Atlas V rocket lifted off carrying two missions designed by NASA and dedicated to the exploration of the moon, our closest space neighbor. if you have read my previous posts ...

Discordant Redshift Associations

Another day, another association found, I woke up at 2am this morning and after realiasing that I had left my computer on processing lots of data and in the process nearly blowing it up by letting it over heat, (poor ...