NASA has created another Twitter account: @AsteroidWatch will alert you any time a space rock gets within a few lunar distances from Earth. [Read More]
NASA's LRO sees Apollo landing sites!!!
Fantastic!! [Read More]
What are the aliens wathing in TV?
See what the Abstruse Goose thinks of it (click on image to enlarge): [Read More]
A very objective observation.. Click to see the full strip. [Read More]
NASA's LRO Spacecraft Sends First Lunar Images to Earth
NASA RELEASE : 09-152 [Read More]
ASTER GDEM download tutorial
Agustin Castillo has a nice short tutorial on how to download ASTER GDEM tiles. Since it is in Spanish, I’m reproducing it in English. [Read More]
ASTER Global DEM (GDEM) available!
Good news! It was just announced that NASA/METI released today the 30m global (83degreesNS, about 22600 scenes) ASTER GDEM based on 1,264,118 single ASTER dems from 1.4 million scenes in total. (95% vertical ci: 20 meters, 95% horizontal ci: 30 meters). [Read More]
NASA Lunar Mission Successfully Enters Moon Orbit
Tuesday the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has successfully entered orbit around the moon. Also, the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) competed a very important maneuver, which show that all the instruments are working just fine. [Read More]
Enceladus may have a subsurface ocean
The Nature article “Sodium salts in E-ring ice grains from an ocean below the surface of Enceladus” by F. Postberg et al., discusses the possibility of a liquid subsurface ocean in Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Here follows the abstract. The full paper can be viewed by Nature’s subscribers. [Read More]
Amazing Optical Illusion
Just the other day I was going through some Remote Sensing books, preparing a class on color theory. It is just cool the way our brain works and how it changes our perception of colors. Our brain always try to identify the color (or shade of gray) by comparing it... [Read More]