NEWS & SPACE BLOG
Another successful launch for Space-X, all the more important after the launch failure of the Antares:
Landing on the drone barge failed but before the launch Elon Musk only gave the barge landing a 50:50 chance of succeeding (and even that figure he admitted was a guess). Seems the first stage ran out of hydraulic fluid just before landing on the barge, so came down heavy.
Not a space post as such, but given how we’re dominated by beams, rays, pulses, light and all the good and bad flavors of radiation, still very relevant. Your handy guide to the electro-magnetic spectrum:
The old phrase of “I remember when…” can readily be applied to the solar system. For example, “I remember when Pluto was a planet”. This T-shirt make bring back memories of “I remember when Jupiter had 13 moons” (which was as late as 1979 btw). Now the count is 67 as celebrated in this T-shirt.
The full list of moons as appearing on the shirt is: Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Amalthea, Himalia, Elara, Pasiphae, Sinope, Lysithea, Carme, Ananke, Leda, Themisto, Metis, Adrastea, Thebe, Callirrhoe, S/2000 J 11, Iocaste, Praxidike, Harpalyke, Taygete, Chaldene, Erinome, Kalyke, Isonoe, Megaclite, Euporie, Euanthe, Orthosie, Hermippe, Thyone, Aitne, Kale, Eurydome, Pasithee, Arche, Sponde, Autonoe, Carpo, S/2003 J 12, S/2003 J 3, S/2003 J 18, Thelxinoe, Helike, S/2003 J 16, Mneme, Herse, S/2003 J 19, S/2003 J 15, S/2003 J 10, Aoede, Kallichore, Kore, Cyllene, Eukelade, S/2003 J 4, Hegemone, S/2003 J 9, S/2003 J 5, S/2003 J 2, S/2003 J 23, S/2010 J 2, S/2010 J 1, S/2011 J 1, S/2011 J 2
The link to Redbubble: Moons of Jupiter T-shirt
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