Thursday, May 25, 2006
Spacing OutAll's quiet on the Mercury front. The latest Venus probe has settled into a final orbit. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has begun to dip into the Martian atmosphere to slow itself, and refine its orbit. Meanwhile, in my Orbiter simulation, I've managed to orbit the planet Jupiter, and after a close fly-by of the moon Ganymede, managed to get into a low orbit. That's Ganymede over on the left, there. Rest assured that Ganymedans will come to church warmly and demurely dressed, as surface temperatures range from -170 to -300 degrees F.