Monday, January 29


Daily News Stuff 29 January 2024

Jeepers Edition

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  • Good news, everyone: Japan's Moon lander is working.  (The Guardian)

    It landed more or less safely, but with the solar panels facing the wrong way, so it only had battery power.  (Since there's no atmosphere on the Moon, solar cells that aren't in direct sunlight produce no power at all.)

    Mission control shut it down, in the hope that after a few days the angle of the Sun would shift enough to reach the solar panels.

    It did.

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Disclaimer: Along the Queen's great highway
I drive my merry load
At twenty miles per hour
In the middle of the road
We like to drive in convoys
We're most gregarious
The big six-wheeler, scarlet-painted,
London Transport, diesel-engined,
Ninety-seven horsepower omnibus.

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1 "Two probes detached successfully, Jaxa said -- one with a transmitter and another designed to trundle around the lunar surface beaming images to Earth. This shape-shifting mini-rover, slightly bigger than a tennis ball, was co-developed by the firm behind the Transformer toys."

I hope it wasn't a Decepticon.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, January 30 2024 12:28 AM (BMUHC)

2 Any more fares?

Posted by: Timothy Fox at Tuesday, January 30 2024 07:52 AM (7lcFP)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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