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Maksutov
2006-Jan-23, 08:03 AM
While looking up some information on the Galileo mission, I found this interesting site:

Greg Goebel / In The Public Domain (http://www.vectorsite.net/index.html)

Lots of stuff on space exploration, astronomy, and many other subjects.

I haven't had the opportunity to explore the entire site, but when reading these two pieces, I knew it was OK:



Galileo performed its last flyby, of the little moon Amalthea, on 5 November 2002. By that time the probe was almost out of fuel, and the mission was finally ended on 21 September 2003, when it was sent into Jupiter's atmosphere to perform one final set of observations, after over 30 orbits through the planet's moon system. Though its development had been a cautionary tale for anyone considering such an ambitious project, Galileo turned out to be an outstanding success in the end.

* As a footnote, just before Galileo was sent into Jupiter's atmosphere there was a story making the rounds along the fringe that the radioactive material in the probe's RTGs might detonate as a fission bomb, initiate fusion reactions in the Jovian atmosphere, and make the planet go up like a huge bomb. In fact, this is exactly what happened, and the radiation from the explosion wiped out human life on Earth, returning the planet to the cockroaches.
As a friend of mine once observed, I refuse to belong to any organization that would consider me as a member.

Candy
2006-Jan-23, 08:23 AM
Why do I always think Space Exploration as something totally different (with people)? :doh:

Maksutov
2006-Jan-23, 08:34 AM
Why do I always think Space Exploration as something totally different (with people)? :doh:You'd probably find a few things of interest here (http://www.vectorsite.net/update.html#m2). http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/566/iconwink6tn.gif

Candy
2006-Jan-23, 08:36 AM
BTW, congrats on your 6666th post, Mak! :clap:

Candy
2006-Jan-23, 08:39 AM
You'd probably find a few things of interest here (http://www.vectorsite.net/update.html#m2). http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/566/iconwink6tn.gif
My goodness, greg goebel is hot! :D

Maksutov
2006-Jan-23, 08:43 AM
BTW, congrats on your 6666th post, Mak! :clap:Thanks! It's nice to make those 666 folks look like pikers!

http://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/teufel/a015.gif

Candy
2006-Jan-23, 08:51 AM
Let me know when we should start cyber stalking Greg. The last time "we" did this was simply amazing. :D

Maksutov
2006-Jan-23, 01:11 PM
Let me know when we should start cyber stalking Greg. The last time "we" did this was simply amazing. :D"We"? You're on your own there. I just happened to discover the website and found its science and history content interesting.

Glück auf, Greg! "Süßigkeit" sucht Sie!

Candy
2006-Jan-23, 08:17 PM
Greg ist heiß! Deutscher ist Spaß. :razz:

I'm using the google translate.