ISS Captures Hurricane Earl ImageMy NASA Daily Digest Bulletin included the following image. I love angled shots like this. They strike me as more dramatic than photos taken from directly overhead. Enjoy.
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LightSail-1 Makes NASA's Short ListAs a member of The Planetary Society, I'm always excited when our organization hits another milestone or achieves new results. So it was wonderful to hear that LightSail-1, a solar sail spacecraft funded by the Society, has been short-listed for a future NASA launch. I suppose this is the cosmic equivalent of scoring an Oscar nomination. It's not the actual award, but it is a major vote of confidence.
'Martian Summer' Makes Childe Jake's Short List
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Martian Summer is a non-fiction firsthand account of NASA's historic Phoenix Mars mission. Phoenix discovered the Holy Grail of cosmic commodities: ice. I'm especially excited to discover that this book, which I first heard about on NPR, is not written by a NASA scientist. Rather, it comes from the pen of a Brooklyn-based writer who is described in publicity materials as a "fanboy." I'm looking forward to what will hopefully be a very good and accessible read. Expect a review sometime in the near future.