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This week in space: Launch

While investigating a factoid in my Huygens post, I poked at the front door of the JPL site. Was reminded that on the 12th, there’s a launch of Deep Impact out of Cape Canaveral. I put two and two together with a post that Dave Winer made earlier. He’s in Florida and on Scripting News […]

This week in space- Huygens

Artist Craig Attebery’s concept of Huygens’ descent. Credit: ESA/NASATurning my attention above the clouds, and into the heavens… Early Friday morning January 14 (Pacific Time), the Huygens Probe will enter the atmosphere of Titan (one of Saturn’s moons), and eventually land on its surface. During the 2 and a half hours of descent, the probe’s […]

9.81 inches and counting

As of 11am, the local rainfall totals (in inches) are: LOS ANGELES COUNTY…SAN GABRIEL VALLEY SANTA FE DAM… 9.81 WHITTIER HILLS… 5.40 CLAREMONT… 10.02 Santa Fe dam is due east of me. Claremont is another foothill community further east, and terrain is comparable. I’m really ready for this to be over. Still waiting for the […]