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.

Monday Night Online Viewing
Paul and his excellent staff build this online public viewing tool. Everyone using the internet can see live images from the telescopes and cameras, chat with people work at the observatory. See how it works here.

Scale Model of the Solar System
Pat showed one of the tablets. It looked fantastic with all those details. Will I see it finished before I graduate? Ha!

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