Archives for September 23, 2011

I have a small laptop that I carry to the coffee shop for writing. It is a bit shaky in the hardware department, very small, and has no functioning wireless. The hard drive is encrypted. These attributes together make it the perfect laptop to carry around between, say, the gym, the coffee shop, the grocery…

UARS Update: Lookin’ Good, Australia!

Twitter Feed (most recent on top): UARS_Reentry UARS Reentry RT @SPACEFLIGHT101: Indications are that UARS is down following its last perigee. Waiting for official words. #UARS ztresearch Tom A. Warner by UARS_Reentry RT @mycatthesquee: People north of Edmonton AB Canada saying they saw something “like fireworks” and 3 lights falling at10:20 pm MDT #UARS SchwartzNow…

NCSE headquarters was flooded with almost 550 entries from almost 150 people, including sixty entries from a single indefatigable sloganeer. After days of statistical analysis and rigorous peer-review, we are pleased to congratulate the winners — David Cone, Tom Griffiths, Michael Keller, Tania Lombrozo, Jerry Newton, Bill Pogson, S. Michael Smith, Drew Weller, and a…

Newer update from NASA: Update #11 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 23:30:46 GMT As of 7 p.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 90 miles by 95 miles (145 km by 150 km). Re-entry is expected between 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 3 a.m., Sept. 24, Eastern Daylight Time (3 a.m.…

Sir David Attenborough: “Evolution is an extremely powerful idea that lies at the heart of biology. At the same time, it’s a sufficiently simple concept that there’s no good reason why it should be left out of the primary curriculum. If creationism is discussed, it should be made clear to pupils that it is not…

UARS Update

Here’s the latest from NASA. Look for an update fairly soon. Or a loud noise, perhaps! Update #9 Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:01:35 PM CDT As of 9:30 p.m. EDT Sept. 22, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 110 mi by 115 mi (175 km by 185 km). Re-entry is possible sometime during the afternoon…