Saturday, February 17, 2007

181 Things to do on the moon

Came across a little something of interest this evening: 43 pages of what to do on the moon. Seems NASA has plans to establish a human colony on the moon, and the residents are going to need some activities. I hear Quidditch is out of the question, so the folks at NASA went to more than 1000 experts to gather ideas. Here we are; and now you know what you'll be doing on the moon. No tiddlywinks.

About the photograph: Posted online in 1999 by NASA.
Cassini Images
The Moon Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, University of Arizona, JPL, NASA

Explanation: On August 18, the Cassini spacecraft flew by the Earth and Moon, then continued on its way to the outer solar system. Near its closest approach to the Moon, a distance of about 377,000 kilometers, controllers tested Cassini's imaging systems on this most familiar celestial body. This composite picture shows three resulting lunar images from the green, blue, and ultraviolet regions of the spectrum (left to right). Prominant in the upper right of each image is the dark, round Mare Crisium (Sea of Crises) at the eastern edge of the Moon's near side. With its cameras clearly functioning well, Cassini's next way-point will be Jupiter in December 2000. It is expected to arrive at its final destination, the Saturnian system, in 2004.

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