Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)
Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.
This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
And in other Spacey news--today marks the launch date for the Gravity Probe B!
A pretty cool project, intended to make precise measurements any of the predicted warping of space-time that might be caused by the mass of a planet (in this case, Earth), and if space-time gets dragged around by the planets, like a kid making big swirly mess in his plate with his finger. Also cool is that this is another project managed by them smart guys up at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Probably the oddest thing is that this project has been bouncing around NASA since 1959. 45 years seems like an awfully long time for any government project to manage to stay alive, but I guess even before it was launched, it has proved at least one other of Einstein's theories, that of time being relative.
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