Monday, September 18, 2017
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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the last image transmitted by the Cassini Orbiter as it was deorbited into Saturn. The science continued during Cassini's final trajectory, lasting nearly sixty seconds after it was estimated the spacecraft would be unable to maintain communications with Earth.
Goodbye, Cassini. You were, possibly, the grandest of our grand explorations.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Right now, as I write this, the venerable hard-working Cassini Orbiter is plunging into the atmosphere of Saturn. This is being done to protect the moons of Saturn, or rather the potential life on the moons of Saturn (wouldn't want anything from Earth contaminating!).
The mission ran for 20 years, 13 of them in the Saturn system. Data from the mission will bring us discoveries for years to come.
It's strange to feel sad at the loss of a robot, but Cassini was more than a robot. It was a working representation of our desire to explore and learn.
Goodbye, Cassini. May we follow in your robotic footsteps soon.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
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Friday, September 8, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
This Stretch of 27: Gasoline Prices: The World Turned Upside Down: Wait! What's going on? The Raceway and Valero north of Finnegans Lane always have the cheapest price around here, right? And Exxon is al...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
This Stretch of 27: Probing the Voids of This Retail Microcosm: People like to talk about "macroeconomics" a lot. Those are the "big picture" people. My mission here is "m...