Spirit in the sand.

18 May 2009 grant b 0

The Mars Rover Spirit could use a couple two-by-fours, the LA Times reports, because its wheels are spinning in place… a very faraway place: Over […]

The satellite feels.

8 April 2009 grant b 1

BBC News reports on a new kind of observational satellite overhead. It’s not looking down at us – it’s feeling our weight: As Goce “bumps” […]

Moon Flowers.

29 March 2009 grant b 0

Peggy Lee, Santana and Hugh Lofting all predicted, in their own ways, what MSNBC’s Cosmic Log is reporting as news… about Paragon Space Development Corp’s […]

The view from there.

19 March 2009 grant b 0

Item 1: The Telegraph reports on a group of teenagers who used a <$100 camera and a balloon to take some great pictures of space: […]

Google Mars gets better.

16 March 2009 grant b 0

Discover’s Bad Astronomy blog highlights some keen new ways to look at the Red Planet: One is an overlay that shows old historical maps, like […]

Big Boom. Boom. Boom.

19 January 2009 grant b 0

NASA likes listening to space, because it’s kind of noisy up there. Somewhere in the background there are echoes of the Big Bang, and if […]

Best Science Headline Contender:

12 November 2008 grant b 0

From the British paper The Register, reporting on the ammonia-laden refrigerator being ejected from the International Space Station: ASTRONAUT SPACE DUMP PONG-BOMB FRAG SHOWER TODAY […]