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08.03.2012: Full Moon

Full moon rising over my backyard; Thursday, 8th March 2012 Did you know that almost every month there is a full moon? And every monthly full moon has got it’s own name? Here’s how they are called; you probably will understand why they’re called like that: January: Old Moon, or Moon After Yule February: Snow […]

Fobus-Grunt crash area predictions

Ah, my dear sweet Fobos-Grunt or Phobos-Grunt satellite that shall never reach it’s end destination, is now confirmed to crash in Afghanistan according to the USA Military. On the 14th of January 2012. Period. Ok, according to Russian sources: “The U.S. Strategic Command said the spacecraft would enter the atmosphere at 2.22 a.m. Moscow time […]

UARS, ROSAT and now Phobos-Grunt returning to earth?

End of September the American satellite UARS made it’s way back to earth, followed by the German Röntgensatellite ROSAT one month later. Right now, it seems a next satellite is about to come down. Since the launch the engineers have not been able to communicate with the malfunctioning satellite. Being unable to steer Phobos-Grunt, the […]