Posts Tagged ‘esa’

Heaven’s Gate, 94117

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Religious cult or exercise cult?

You Make The Call:

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More seriously, the Euros are doing some amazing stuff with comets lately. Expect great things:

Rosetta is a robotic spacecraft built and launched by the European Space Agency to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It is part of the ESA Horizon 2000 cornerstone missions and is the first mission designed to both orbit and land on a comet. Rosetta was launched in March 2004 on an Ariane 5 rocket and is scheduled to reach the comet in August 2014. The spacecraft consists of two main elements: the Rosetta space probe orbiter, which features 12 instruments, and the Philae robotic lander, with an additional nine instruments. The Rosetta mission will orbit 67P for 17 months and is designed to complete the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted. The mission is controlled from the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), in Darmstadt, Germany.

Jerry Brown Throws Down, Sues the Feds over Endangered Species Act

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Oh, he certainly gave plenty of warning, but yesterday Attorney General Jerry Brown went and made it official by filing a lawsuit against a whole bunch of Bush Administration agencies for their roles in undermining the Endangered Species Act.

It’s on!

These endangered Southern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) from Monterey must surely welcome Jerry Brown’s lawsuit. Click to expand:

Feel free to read this cheat sheet to get up to speed on these issues.

More deets after the jump.

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