Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Discovery' Cockpit

Great view of the flight deck aboard Discovery as it ascends into orbit.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

China Probe now in Moon Orbit

China's moon orbiter, Chang'e 1, is now in the final stages to enter a working orbit around the moon. The spacecraft, which will explore the lunar surface, was launched last October 24, 2007.

China National Space Administration

Fifth Planet Discovered Orbiting a Star

A fifth planet was discovered orbiting the star 55 Cancri in the constellation Cancer. The planet, about the size of Saturn, resides in the so-called habitable zone, the area around the system where liquid water and warm temperatures - necessary for harboring life - exist. The planet has an orbit of 260 days.

There are about 250 extra solar planets now discovered.