I’ve not posted a NASA update for a while, but with a breakdown of the Cassini mission which is due to end next year, more on New Horizons and a little snippet on Mars I thought now would be a good time:
via NASA — Solar System: Things to Know This Week
This weeks images from ESA include the first pass of a 3D image of the milky way, a galaxy that stands out and the kind of area that’s been devastated by fire.
The rest of the images are in the link below:
via Week In Images / Highlights / ESA
As my more regular bloggers will have noticed I’ve not been around much the last couple of weeks, posts are Les and less and I’m not about to look at your great work so much. It’s a bit of a bummer if truth be told, but there it is. This si what happens with a busy work and home life and I’m trying to work my way round it all but I have to be honest it’s getting hard. There’s so much I want to put up on here and so much i want to do in life in general and yet things keep getting in the way.
I’m hoping that the ancient God of blogs is going to give mea break soon so that I can be about a bit more, but we’ll see.
On top of this I have September’s Circuit Mechanix magazine to finish and publish on it’s own blog in the next week or two. With this i have a secret project I’m working on (or meant to be) that is also shouting for some time.
The Titan mystery story is in its final stages, to date this is the single largest collective piece of work I have written, but I’m hoping that this will change soon with some of the ideas that I have. It’s how I fit all of this in, I have my core bloggers that I make sure I keep up with and I get a daily update from my inbox, this is good. The bad side to this is I can see the amount of blog i have to try and keep up on.
reading… yeah. Thats it really.
So, just know that I’ve not forgotten you guys and i miss you, I’m kind of about and looking to get back whenever I can. Keep it up you’re all amazing!
Despite the rise of life to prevent me writing I feel i still need to take part in Esther Monday motivation challenge. This week the challenge is to include
Stop what you’re doing now! he yelled
In to a story of between 50 & 100 words. This is what I came up with:
It was only one damn component and Oliver couldn’t solder it down. Brian had given him this task to test him and Oliver was struggling. Gently gripping it in his tweezers his hand seemed to shake so much he couldn’t hold it in place.Taking the soldering iron he was just going to solder the part when Brian make him jump.
“Stop what you’re doing now” he yelled.
With Oliver’s heart beating hard he asked “why?”
“That circuit is live and will kill you I told you circuit C3 not E3!”
Oliver felt himself calming, Brian had done him a favour – he had saved him.
It’s been a while since I’ve written a Saturn post. So when I saw this about Saturn’s shrinking shadow I couldn’t resist.
via Barely Bisected Rings | NASA
I hope you guys are behaving…
I stand absorbed by the falling water. Like moments in time they coomr and go so fast. Lost to the pool below, mixed together in an inseparable mix.
Yet my pool of thoughts can be separated, in mixed from the rest to bring g back moments in a drop, feelings lost to be rediscovered.
Soon I’m lost to every falling drop, memories crash over me in a crescendo and the moments lost in the torrent until I can feel them again.
Finding a lost probe on a comet and pictures from Hubble of an oyster and pearl nebula with a star cluster make up this week’s images from ESA.
via Week In Images / Highlights / ESA
No ownership claimed on material – Credit ESA
I’ve been busy this week, but I still had to check Esther’s Monday motivation. This week is an interesting one, the phrase to use in a 50 – 100 word story is “it was over”
Here’s my piece on it:
Surviving the end:
They had been waiting for weeks for it to come. Now Adams and the rest couldn’t take it in. The massive rock slammed into the Earth, carving it’s destruction over the surface as they watched in stunned silence from orbit. Every last vistage of human existence either turned to ash or washed away. Finally… It was over.
After a few hours it struck them all. What now? If they stayed they would certainly die as there was no one to resupply them. If they left… Could Earth still support human life?
I wrote this on my phone so I’ve no idea of the word count.
Thanks as always to Esther.