Web-resources: LCROSS, Calendar & Pluto

Posted: November 7, 2006 in Uncategorized

Because the support site for The Astral Journal is not complete yet, I am posting the web-resource materials for some articles in this blog:

LCROSS: WATER ON THE MOON

LAUNCH DATE: OCTOBER 2008
MISSION: To search for water ice deposits on the Moon
The Astral Journal Oct-Nov 06 Page 4
AMES RESEARCH CENTER WEBSITE:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/index.html
LUNAR PROSPECTOR 1988 MOON MISSION: http://discovery.nasa.gov/prospector.html
LCROSS MISSION PICTURES: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2006/lunarorbiter.html
CLEMENTINE MISSION: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/14apr_moonwater.htm

SPACE CALENDAR

From JPL’s Space Calendar compiled and maintained by Ron Baalke
Click on the links for more info on the events listed
2006
Nov 08 – Mercury Transits the Sun
Nov 17 – Leonids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 13 – Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
Dec 22 – Winter Solstice, 00:22 UT
Dec 22 – Ursids Meteor Shower Peak
Meteor Showers List:
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/meteors/shower_list.html

PLUTO RESEARCH

Go to Mike Brown’s website http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/planetlila. He discovered the largest dwarf planet (Eris, also called Xena or 2003UB313).
Wikipedia article on new definition of the word ‘planet’: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_definition_of_planet
More simplified article on new definition of ‘planets’ and Pluto’s planetary status will appear in the 2nd issue of The Astral Journal.

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