If you registered to get your name sent up with NASA’s LRO and/or Kepler missions, here are the links to the photos: LRO chip with 1.6 million names on it LRO launch Kepler DVD with 60,000 names on it Kepler launch
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Twisst – a cool service that tweets you when the International Space Station will be passing you overhead, based on the location information on your Twitter account bio. As the ISS is naked-eye visible as a moving bright light in the night sky, and can be tracked by binoculars, popping outside to watch it transit […]
I stumbled across an article, in Wired, about an online engine that prepares answers – in realtime – to questions submitted to the site much like a search engine outwardly functions. Incredibly smart stuff – check out Wolfram Alpha.
7Timer! makes Apanel (Astroweather Panel) available online – a cloud cover and seeing predictor for locations around the globe. The following is the predicted seeing for the next couple of days in Wellington, NZ using the site:
A copy of the Sun Earth Day web cast (March 20) is available from NASA’s Sun Earth Day site if you missed it.
I caught the Kepler launch (March 6) live on a satellite news channel – the kids were interested to track the progress of their names making their way into space along with it. You can catch the launch here on NASAtelevion at youtube .
NASA’s Glory mission seems to be still taking submissions for sending your name on board the satellite that will orbit the earth: http://polls.nasa.gov/utilities/sendtospace/jsp/sendName.jsp
Quite a good chart with gaming performance comparisons of nVidia, ATI, and Intel laptop graphics cards is available here.
Phoenix Astronomical Society Southern Sky Watch Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand (See the “What’s in the Sky” section on the left)
See VBoxVMService - note that the developer is no longer actively maintaining the project. The history of the util has been captured here.