By timothy from Slashdot's texas-centric-view department
New submitter klchoward
writes "Working for NOAA, I have been really pleased to see the weather data from the new Suomi NPP satellite coming into our computer models already but have been blown away by its capability to take stunning high-definition images of our planet. See the article at Huffington Post or go straight to the image at NASA's website."
Reader derekmead has some images from further afield, too: these beautiful images of Mars
come from NASA's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, mounted on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.Read Replies (0)
By timothy from Slashdot's in-space-no-one-can-hear-your-loss-for-words department
New thomas.kane writes "Newt Gingrich announced yesterday, while visiting Florida's Space Coast, a visionary plan for the future of space travel. He suggested a combination of the current private incentives and a government funded section, developing a moon base, commercial near earth orbit, and continuous propulsion systems to better reach Mars."
"Visionary" seems an awfully positive spin on it; Gingrich is not the first presidential candidate to propose revisiting the moon
— and the moon seems like small potatoes
, by some measures.Read Replies (0)