Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sep30 Recap

Today's host was Prof. Marshall McCall. Few highlights were:

1. LCROSS changed its target crater based on LRO's results. Read nature news here.

2. India space agency announced that they found water molecules on the moon, using NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper carried by Chandrayaan-1. Read NASA mission news here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Amazing pictures shot by Iranian photographer Babak Tafreshi

Reclaiming the night sky: award-winning astrophotography

I saw those pictures on NewScientist magazine, I like the one with full moon rising, and the daily path of stars with the ancient tomb. I also like the one with Orion, and the one with Mars. OK, I like them all.
And more night sky images from his website Dream Views of Night Sky and Nature.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sep23 AJC recap

I try to summary what we did in the journal club, give links if you like to know more or have missed the meeting. Please feel free to post an entry or a comment.

Water on the Moon? 
The lunar scientists believe they found the solid proofs that there is indeed water on the Moon. Evidences came from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), launched on June 18. Read details here at NatureNews.
On October 9, the Lunnar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) will attempt to make a deep impact with one of the polar crater. Will it dig some water ice out? You can fellow it at NASA's official mission webpage of LCROSS.
Another article with the same topic will be published in the latest issue of Science.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Hi everyone,

I think it would be a great idea to keep a blog about the journal club, since we already have a Google calendar. I can upload articles we discussed or going to discuss. I will set this blog as public, but only people in our list can post an entry, others can only leave comments.