Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Space news

I posted below about NASA's plans to look for water on the Moon, but it's already been discovered; see here and here. So the debate whether to return to the Moon first or just skip it and go straight to Mars (which I've posted on) just got a little more interesting. This apparently ticked Mars off, so it revealed it has water ice to up the ante.

Unrelated but interesting: the Messenger spacecraft (which I've also posted on) is swinging by Mercury for the last time today before it settles into orbit around it in March 2011.

Update (2 Oct): Mercury pictures.

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