Monday, May 26, 2008

We're There!!! Phoenix Made it!!

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The first image is of the Phoenix Lander as it traverses the Martian atmosphere reading fro touchdown. The image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Absolutely amazing what humans can do. A 422 million mile journey to an Alien World and the Phoenix Space craft survives touchdown in a perfectly healthy manner. In the next 90 days we will again be awed at the science this little fellow will produce and send back to us!!
The second image is first light from the eyes of Phoenix of the Mars Polar Region.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

The beginning of the lunar eclipse from March 3rd 2007. This clip goes to about half-way.

Lunar Eclipse in Allsky Cam on March 3, 2007

Beginning of lunar eclipse the allsky cam shows a bright luna and sky. Then, during the eclipse the moon darkens as does the sky. The background stars pop out beautifully! See how the Milky Way shows up brighter during the eclipse!