The Moon, Europa

The Moon, Europa

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Calling all telescopes!

I don't have a telescope so if you do, and you see this event, send pictures! has a terrific review of a Jupiter event occurring tomorrow night-ish, depending on where you are in the U.S. or abroad.  Come to think of it, you may not be able to see it everywhere on Earth.  Anyway, the play-by-play, as quoted from, is as follows:

  • 6:51 p.m. EST/3:51 p.m. PST Io will begin a transit in front of Jupiter’s disk
  • 7:04 p.m. EST/4:04 p.m. PST Ganymede will also begin a transit of Jupiter
  • 7:58 p.m. EST/4:58 p.m. PST Io's shadow will begin to cross Jupiter’s face
  • 9:05 p.m. EST/6:05 p.m. PST Io will end its transit
  • 10:07 p.m. EST/7:07 p.m. PST Ganymede will complete its transit
  • 10:10 p.m. EST/7:10 p.m. PST Io's shadow will end its transit
  • 11:45 p.m. EST/8:45 p.m. PST Ganymede's shadow will begin to transit Jupiter

You may notice that the above really only has to do with 2 of Jupiter's moons and none of those are Europa.  That's because this blog is equal opportunity Jupiter news.  

Much more information can be found at this link.

Also, I will be at the NOLA ComicCon this Saturday, as tweeted and blogged about.  SATURDAY only because it's a long drive.  If you will be there, stop by and say "hi!"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I Love Google...

...Even though I am part of a small group that believes they are secretly trying to take over the world. They provide some great services, extremely innovative software and occasionally provide for our personal amusement. My wife received the following voice to text message from her mother on Google phone this week:

     Hey daughter the back. date because. Hello. Please. He, the, hey Tiffany blue and orangepackage. That's number 1. Number Do you or bye bye talk to you can say do popcorn more.Chiropractic pop point in the Clinton all kinds of way very soon, which will be cut. The at HI hasenjoyed very much. Because, something different paper, do. think of2001. And the Canadian production very good and I'm really happy petting peacetime to book it though,okay drive talk call call bye love you And number forwarded replicate there. Okay bye.

I have often used the text translator successfully and have heard great things about the live version of language translator, however, this makes me wonder what the odds are of sparking an international incident... 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Interview with SciFiFx

I was contacted by Matt at this week and he asked me to do an interview for their new podcast. I am very excited at the opportunity to field questions about Europa in front of such a large audience. The interview is scheduled for February 13th (I'm not sure if it's live or prerecorded).


Friday, January 7, 2011

It's baaaaccckk ...

If you're a nerd like me, you might have read that Jupiter's spot disappeared last year.  If you didn't know that and/or you're not a nerd like me, don't worry, that stripe disappears every once in awhile.  Well, it's back.  But don't let me get in your way of maximum information:

Here's a vid link.
And here's a story link.

It's just one of the many services this blog provides you. 

And here's where I'll be tonight.  Have a good weekend!