Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Geminids Peaks on Dec 13

Geminids meteor shower will peak on December 13.

Amazing tidbit: 3200 Phaethon, the asteroid that spawned the Geminids, will approach Earth on December 11 at a distance of 11 million miles, its closest approach since it was discovered in 1983.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Did China Faked Moon Photo?

Rumors are abuzz in the net about the veracity of the first photos supposedly taken by China's Chang'e 1 probe. Net denizens have noticed the similarity between the Chang'e 1 photo and the one released by NASA in 2005.

Chinese officials have denied the claims and insist that the photos were real.