Hello, people of the interwebs! Time for more NASA news!
NASA are currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pioneer 11, the second probe to visit Jupiter (the first being Pioneer 10) which gave way to the Voyager program, that is still going today.
Some research was done at NASA (ba-dum tish), and it turns out that the Jovian moon Europa has got… Wait for it… HYDROGEN PEROXYDE! (Bum bum BUUUUUM!)… Atempt no landings here (geddit?).
It’s Earth Month at NASA! They have done a month-long project that has studied the Americas… Nothing TOO new there…
Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) has done some drilling and has done the most precise measurements of argon ever made on Mars. It also turns out that Mars has a bit of a lighter atmosphere than previously known.
The first ever Antares rocket made by Orbital Sciences Corp. has been rolled out to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. The test flight of the rocket will commence on April 17th. For more, check this out : http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/cargo/orbitalsciences-index.html
I’ve also discovered that the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) are planning on sending another satellite to Venus! (‘Cos they didn’t have enough fun wasting their time building things, sending them to Venus knowing they were going to blow up due to heat in “ze glorhius aje ov ze Soviet Iuniun!”). This satellite is called “Venera-D” and will give way to a landing… I think in 2020 oraomething like that.
Wir sehen uns alle morgen!
Hello. Do you know what a rage quit is? I know what a rage quit is, but we’re not here to talk about that.
Yesterday evening, I bought Super Hexagon for my iPad. Some of you may not know this, but Super Hexagon is probably one of the hardest games out there. It has six levels that are rated by difficulty as : Hard, harder, hardest, harderest, something else and hardestestest. Summed up, no easy. It’s been around 5 playing hours and I’ve managed to get past level one. Yay. This game is VERY and I mean VERY addictive. If you are one of those people who like rage quits and big victories and you are willing to spend £2 (3$), then I suggest you give Super Hexagon a shot.
The new budget has now been made by Congress (something that we all dread… Even though I’m not american) and it turns out that NASA hasn’t been given a very big budget (‘cos the americans get their noses into everything and start wars which means that they have to pay for that) which means that not all science will be carried out. Now that’s lovely, innit?
To find out more, check this out :
That was quick! This is a short update, though.
The three astronauts on the Soyuz TMA-08M have reached the International Space Station in just under six hours and four orbits. I think that’s the fastest time they’ve ever managed!
Apart from that, the Herschel space observatory has taken some images of a big star cloud known as ‘W3’. So we now know how big ol’ stars are made! Herschel FTW!!!
That’s preety much it.
Hullo! I’ve been clever enough to start a new series! It will be just like my good old “Tube updates” series, that sadly ended on an abrupt note. It will come up every time something interesting happens at NASA. So!
The next trio that will launch to the International Space Station will be launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 4:43 pm. EDT. The crew is : Chris Cassidy (NASA), Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin (Roscosmos).
The Curiosity martian rover has encountered a computer glitch that made the flight controllers use the redundant main computer, however it has recovered from this and is now continuing on with it’s science experiments.
The second “Dragon” capsule launched by SpaceX (a private space company) has returned from the International Space Station. It returned a bunch of sciency stuff (and garbage that was taking up space) from the ISS, that include a way (maybe) that could enhance crop production… Congress…Plz put moar funding intzo da spayce prograym!
The “Cassini” spacecraft (currently orbiting Saturn) has taken a pretty nice image with three of Saturn’s moons. Check it out here : http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia12771.html.
And also some not-so important news: NASA have launched (yet another) satellite that is currently in Earth Orbit. ‘Nuff said.
Thank you for checking this thing out, many more will follow!
And so, here are the maps for Cross Country and East Coast! Once again, station names not included in the original package. Station names are available as DLC for just 1 pound.
…About a week or so ago, yes I know, I’m very slow when it comes to news…
Still, can’t really say much, I fell asleep at half-time, all I can say is the first half wasn’t good, neither was it infernally catastrophic. I felt like I was going to kill Steaua…
Chelsea were useless on Thursday night. Full stop.
Torres had quite a few opportunities to score a goal, but for some reason he kicked the ball right out o’ the stadium. Nnnnnnnnice. Indeed.
Benayoum (probably the worst player), by coincidence, had a REALLY, I mean REALLY good chance to score a goal, but he shot it in the wrong direction. Ya-yea.
Steaua was bad, too, BUT AT LEAST THEY SCORED A GODDAMN GOAL. I think that when they scored that goal they gave the biggest “FUS RO DAH” to Chelsea ever. Ay-caramba, what else can I say.
Now onto other stuff, because I haven’t been sticking to my schedule, I’ll put up more than just the Arriva Trains Wales map tomorrow.
Hello! I have decided that today, I shall put up my South West Trains maps! The logo is not that good, I know, but anyway, here you go (station names not included and they might not be in the right order, but I’m sure you can sort that out.)