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Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Last week in Astronomy

I see lots of interesting things about astronomy and Science that I would love to blog, but time just gets away. Here's a list of things that I found interesting in Astronomy news and Blogs.

Stuarts essay on Why Astronomy matters

which was inspired by this report of cluelessness by the Bad Astronomer

The hottest story was the reports that there may be no ice in the deep craters on the Moon.

From the Bad Astronomer
Science: http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2006/1018/1?rss=1
Nature: http://www.nature.com/news/2006/061016/full/443730a.html
New Scientist: http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?i=0393af3fca46cf747287a46fbd0933ThT
The Lab: http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2006/1768484.htm

Lunar landers and space elevators.
Nature: http://www.nature.com/news/2006/061016/full/061016-14.html

Lunar Lander Competition fails:
New Scientist http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?i=53017603b024795ace2403bba24ca92a

New Scientist: http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?i=9b1c3980c25fea567d6fba1360d50e81

For the second year in a row no one has walked away with the Space Elevator Prize:

Keck telescope earthquake woes: http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2006/1017/1?rss=1
Stuarts report: Hawaiian Earthquake Damage

Record Ozone Hole: http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2006/1020/1?rss=1

STEREO View of the Sun: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/10/061018150446.htm

South Pole of Mars:

First directly Imaged Brown Dwarf Companion of Star hosting exoplanets:

Hey Ian, you've pretty much started an astronomy carnival!
Your right, you know. Only next time I'll do a trace more description and I won't cut and past from $#@%!!!! MSword, which installs nonstandard characters and munged up the RSS feed for days, until I manually edited the xml file. Curse you microsoft!

Anyway, myabe I can do this biweekly or something, could be fun.
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