Category: Earth and cosmos

green issues, geology, geography, space, astronomy

Space Station

1. What is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer for? 2. What percentage of earth’s gravity is it at the ISS? 3. When did assembly begin? 4. What was the first module of the ISS launched? 5. What’s the joint airlock’s name?…

Verdant Israel

The 08:00 and 13:00 slots have turned into places for strange and interesting topics. Quite nice, that. With this one, I saw the title Northern Israel and thought it might be interesting to explore, especially as there’s so much anger…

SpaceX launch

Best turn this into a post for any who might wish to comment, Mark M just has. SpaceX text update – BBC – liftoff was 20:22! Anything further we’ll run here or in comments through the night.

The launch

You’ve no doubt seen this: "We are not going to launch today." Due to the weather conditions, the launch is scrubbing. Our next opportunity will be Saturday, May 30 at 3:22pm ET. Live #LaunchAmerica coverage will begin at 11am ET.…

Short rivers

I did wonder why they were using this picture of the Nile: … in an article about short rivers but still … looking at the picture, that sail’s a dhow, an Arab sail, the name also being for the craft…