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Jul 2011

The Countdown 7/13/2011

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We have some bad news on here of late. I tried to find some positive stuff to post today (although one important “bad thing” needed posting)… 3… . I missed this until it popped up on Nature’s website this afternoon, but congratulations, Australia! Last week, your country passed proposed legislation to combat climate change by (amongst other things) putting a price on carbon emissions. Now if only we could follow your lead… 2… The James Webb Space Telescope moved closer....
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11
Jul 2011

The Countdown 7/12/2011

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If y’all have things you think should go on the countdown, send them to me at shawn dot goldman at pale blue blog dot org… 3… Vlogbrother Hank Green of “increasing the awesome” fame is back with another video, this one about the future of human spaceflight at NASA. He even gets to interview lots of the higher-ups within the agency, including the administrator. Oh, and the poster in the background? It’s one the Astrobiology Program made that commemorates the....
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10
Jul 2011

The Countdown 7/11/2011

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Now that many of you are back from the 2011 Origins meeting, it’s time to get back into the swing of things… 3… Cold water holds more CO2 than warm water does. (Take note, those of you making their own carbonated drinks.) That has implications for the amount of carbon the oceans can store, which in turn has huge implications for what happens to carbon dioxide we emit. Unfortunately, decade-scale cycles have made it difficult to tease apart long-term trends....
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10
Jul 2011

STS-135 Space Shuttle Launch

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The final launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. We’ll talk more about what this means for the future of human spaceflight in the near future. But that can wait. For now, let’s just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. I’m sure the crew of STS-135 did.
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Jul 2011

The Countdown 7/6/2011

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Nature had a lot of cool stuff in it today. Let’s get to it: 3… I know that a decent percentage of our audience is composed of early-career planetary scientists. Well, right now, there’s a dearth of mission-oriented talent in our generation, according to a Nature News piece. We need to start getting involved in missions so that we can lead when it’s our turn to explore the other bodies in the solar system. Get to it, folks. 2… Nature....
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Jul 2011

The Countdown 7/7/2011

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3… Following yesterday’s news that JWST is under threat of cancellation by Congress,the AAS responded today. There are lots of good points in that post, the type that carry weight here in DC. I recommend reading it, and following up with your congressional representatives. And unlike other mission debates, this isn’t a choice between JWST and something else. It’s JWST or bust. This is a real cut to NASA’s budget that is being proposed. 2… If one wants to see....
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