Sunday, July 20, 2008

Something Different

On July 4, 2005 NASA's Deep Impact probe sent an impactor crashing into comet Tempel One. Deep Impact is now on its way to rendezvous with another comet in 2010, but this past May (from a range of 31-million miles from Earth) it recorded this: the moon's transit of Earth.








Now that's something you don't see every day.

UPDATE:
Here's a video of the Deep Impact's shot at Tempel One three years ago:






12 comments:

joyce said...

Cool. Now, I thought you were researching why FART is not in the Scrabble dictionary. Please improve our minds.

Bob said...

Now dear, do you really want me doing web searches on the word "fart"?

joyce said...

what is the history of the word? Why won't the Scrabble folks allow it? Did it used to be cussing? Surely, with a name like, Lost Fart.., you'd be an expert on all things F A R T. the lost art.

Bob said...

We'll just have to write the Milton Bradley folks and ask why they're holding it in.

joyce said...

Wikipedia was very helpful. It is not considered vulgar anymore, so I think they should allow it back into the Scrabble dictionary. And if I find FARTISTE in the college dictionary, I am using it in Scrabble.

Hula Doula said...

WOE that is really neat to see.

LadyBugCrossing said...

That was very cool...

now... maybe fart is spelled phart... Did you try that?

LBC

Bob said...

Ladybug--
PHART? Nah, that spelling is way too sophisticated for our household.

Hula--
I agree.

Joyceee--
Okay, but I'm gonna use FARTINISTA.

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

OK at this point i'm going to have to...air this out...i've told no one this...in our home we sometimes go by our alternate names... i am Farticus! The Queen...Farticia, then it goes...in order of birth, Fartina, Fartasia, Fartimaeus, and Fartigula. there, its out...and i feel much better.

Bob said...

Piper--
So Farteema is still available? Dibs!!!

Chicka said...

Trying desperately to avoid the deep impact probe comments.

Must...refrain...

Bob said...

Chicka--
I (for one) have no idea what you could be thinking of.