Saturday, March 12, 2011

Metal Moon Water

If you are planning to visit the moon, you should bring a filter if you plan on drinking moon water. Water ice recently discovered in dust at the bottom of a crater near the moon's south pole is accompanied by metallic elements like mercury, magnesium, calcium, silver... Now you can add sodium to the mix, according to Dr. Rosemary Killen of  NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Discoveries of deposits of water on the moon were surprising because our moon has had a tough life. Intense asteroid bombardments in its youth, coupled with its weak gravity and the Sun's powerful radiation, have left the moon with almost no atmosphere. This rendered the lunar surface barren and dry, compared to Earth.

The point - don't drink the moon water, you can become a robot!

This image is not realistic!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Discovery Touches Down!

Discovery has completed his final mission, STS-133, for NASA's Space Shuttle Program landing on-time at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:57 a.m. EST, March 9, 2011 after 202 orbits around Earth and a journey of 5,304,140 miles (8.536.185 kilometers).  Welcome back astronauts! Discovery, we will miss you!