Thursday, March 20, 2008

Methane Found in Other Planet

Methane molecules are found in the atmosphere of a distant planet, the first instance that the organic gas is detected outside the solar system.  The gas was detected in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-sized planet known as HD 189733b.

The discovery will be published in the journal Nature.

Monday, March 17, 2008

iPod in Space

An iPod was pictured in space! Seen in the cockpit of space shuttle Endeavor. It looks like a 4th gen, is it?

via Engadget

Friday, March 07, 2008

Cassini Finds Rings in Rhea?

The Cassini spacecraft has apparently detected a ring system in Rhea, Saturn's second biggest moon, during the 2005 flyby. If validated, Rhea's ring system will be the first non-planetary one to be discovered.

Trivia: Rhea was discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini, who also discovered the Great Red Spot of Jupiter and the Cassini division.