Saturday, September 24, 2011
Just when you thought you were safe from falling space junk, NASA went back on its earlier statement that the falling satellite would not hit North America. Debris from the school-bus-size research satellite might hit the U.S. after all, NASA says, though its path remains highly unpredictable. The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite has slowed its descent, and because it orbits the earth every hour and a half, a slight change in its reentry time will change its landing zone by thousands of miles. Still, the odds of debris hitting a person are 1 in 3,200.
at 4:36 AM
Friday, September 23, 2011
Self-portrait...click to open and click again to enlarge.
Despite being pretty sure that the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, will re-enter the atmosphere sometime Friday, U.S. time, Mark Matney of NASA's Orbital Debris team told CNN there is no way to know where it will fall.
at 9:17 AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Bought it from him in Mattituck,N.Y.
rear rack can hold books, and when I take
them along on a ride, I plan to read.
(about bikes? naaah, metaphysics I'm sure)
at 9:29 AM
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The latest video clip on the right was recorded with my new Vixia camcorder. Unfortunately, the ".mov" files have to be converted before I can edit in Windows Movie Maker and there is substantial degrading of the quality. I used to have Sony Vegas software installed, but I need to upgrade matters before my computer can handle such large files. The typical session photographed in the studio may be typical, but Susan Benson makes it stunning!
at 5:32 PM