Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meteorite Falls in N. Europe

A mysterious blue ball of light from the sky was photographed in northern Germany. The crashing of the ball of light was followed by a loud bang and a shockwave.

Thanks Joan! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Milky Way Transit Authority

Samuel Arbesman created a sort of a light rail transit map for the Milky Way

Web site here (you can download the PDF), via Gadling

Falcon 9 on Launch Pad

Space-X's Falcon 9 is ready at its launch pad in Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX completed the Falcon 9 vehicle integration in a horizontal position on December 30, 2008. After integration, Falcon 9 was lifted and mated to a transporter erector system, designed and built by SpaceX, which carried the 17 foot diameter, 180 foot long rocket to the launch pad. On January 10, 2009 at 12:45 PM EST, SpaceX began the process of raising Falcon 9 and approximately 30 minutes later, Falcon 9 stood vertical at the Cape.