2 August 2011
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Solar Explorer
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Good luck Juno

Another update for Solar Explorer, and I’ve been extra busy this time. Apart from a minor fix, I’ve added some more planet structures for Mars and Jupiter and tweaked the update I did last week for low resolution phones. While adding the extra detail to Jupiter, I found out that we really don’t know much […]


20 July 2011
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Solar Explorer
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Dawn’s at Vesta, where’s the pics?

It was great to hear that Dawn successfully arrived in orbit around Vesta, however there’s one thing missing… the photos! So far, all we’ve had is a couple of blurry shots as Dawn approached Vesta, and a single shot now that it’s in orbit. According to the NASA watch, even though Dawn’s been captured by […]


17 July 2011
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Solar Explorer
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Dawn’s arrival

We should hear a bit later today whether Dawn has successfully entered orbit around Vesta. The reason for the delay is that the ion engines have been in use for some time as Dawn made it’s approach to Vesta, which has resulted in the communications dish being pointed away from Earth. Continuing my personal celebration […]


16 July 2011
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Solar Explorer
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Dawn over Vesta

There’s certainly a lot happening in space lately. The shuttle reitring, the Chinese talking about putting up a space station soon and Virgin Galactic’s first commercial flight getting closer. One which interests me in particular is the arrival of NASA’s Dawn probe at Vesta, the second largest asteroid in the belt. As it stands we […]