Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

The ISS Colbert Room

Suave satirist Stephen Colbert has unexpectedly won NASA's competition to name the new room on the International Space Station (ISS). I think they should let the result stand, but as I'm a loony Firefly fangirl, I would also be happy to see it named Serenity.


Pretty picture alert! Check out images that compare the Sun's surface at solar maximum with solar minimum here. The contrast is truly fantastic.


In marginally more srs science news, NASA is running a competition between various space missions, past and present, in which the public can vote on a regular basis. Round 2 finishes today and the Championships are 6-7 April. At present, Cassini is pitted against Voyagers 1 & 2. I don't hold out much hope that she'll win, but I voted for her anyway because she's my girl. Cast your votes here. I predict the final will be Apollo 11 v Voyagers 1 & 2. I also think Apollo 11 will likely win, just because people are so much more enraptured by manned than unmanned spaceflight. What do you think?
Tags: cassini, science, social issues
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