Monthly Archives: November 2008

ISS Space Junk Reentry ALERT





The EAS photographed on July 23, 2007, by ISS astronauts





As Received from my e-mail yesterday 1st Nov 2008 from Space Weather News.

"More than a year ago, in July 2007, International Space Station astronauts threw an obsolete, refrigerator-sized ammonia reservoir overboard. Ever since, the 1400-lb piece of space junk has been circling Earth in a decaying orbit–and now it is about to reenter. If predictions are correct, the "Early Ammonia Servicer" (EAS for short) will turn into a brilliant fireball as it disintegrates in Earth’s atmosphere during the early hours of Monday, Nov. 3rd. Uncertainties in the exact reentry time are so great (plus or minus 15 hours at the time of this alert) that it is impossible to pinpoint where the fireball will appear. At the moment, every continent except Antarctica has some favorable ground tracks.

Readers should check our Satellite Tracker ( for possible overflights. Before reentry, the EAS will seem about as bright as a 2nd or 3rd magnitude star, similar to the stars of the Big Dipper. During re-entry, the disintegrating reservoir could light up like a full Moon. Flyby predictions should be regarded as approximate because the orbital elements of the EAS are now changing so rapidly. Updates will be posted on "

Well I just hope it wont hit anyone 🙂 . I wonder if it hits my car! Will the insurance company pay for it  🙂

For more updates and whether the EAS will hit your car or not. 🙂 Please visit the link below.

365 Days of Astronomy

  Less than 60 Days left, so will be in the International Year of Astronomy.

Here comes one of great planed event wish will take place next year 2009. Each Day, Every Where & Any Time  of Pod Cast.

This will be very exiting project. next year daily you will here 5-10 min of Astro Pod Cast created by Astronomy professors, Amateur astronomers, school/college groups and others from around the Planet.

You can be also part of them by recoding your own and sending it to 365 Days of Astronomy.


So Subscribe Now via RSS or iTunes, and get ready to listen to the first episode of Astronomy PodCast on January 1st 2009.

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India launches moon mission in Asian space race


India launches moon mission in Asian space race on October 22nd 2008.

I have received this mail from my friend time ago, but been too busy to post things up…

"It is a Historical Milestone in the Indian History.

It is great moment of National Pride.

Congratulations to the Indian Scientists & the 110 crore Indians who stand by them.

There were sanctions and  other attempts from International level to isolate India in the past.

But…Nothing could stop us from achieving this series of great successes.

“If India could associate with the erstwhile USSR for many decades, why it cannot with USA now?”.

This was the question raised by some people on the occasion of shameful 123 agreement with USA.

It is crystal clear that India always benefited with decades-long association with USSR.

We got sufficient help & technology transfer from Russia.

Along with the hard work and sincerity of our scientist community we can notice the success of our Policies in this sector adopted by visionary leadership under former Prime Ministers like Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

We can easily feel this huge difference in approaches and policies from the recent foolish 123 agreement through which India is NOT getting any Technology transfer."

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Congratulations India and welcome to Space 🙂