Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working
“India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.
The $70 million Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to be captured by the Red Planet’s gravity.”
Read more from NPR.
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES SPACE
It’s not just that the satellite is cheaper, but that they focused on finding answers to questions that hadn’t been answered AND which could be answered cheaply AND which compliments other nations’ scientific research into Mars.
This was, in short, a very well-realized space expedition. India deserves all the attention.
you can’t even understand how many years i have waited for a picture like this you really can’t fucking understand
I just wanted to draw everyone’s attention to this excellent collection of fan art of asexual book characters, done by discordanddarkness.
Liraz from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Perceval Conn from the Jacob’s Ladder trilogy by Elizabeth Bear
Tori Beaugrand from Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson
Kevin Waldgrave by Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Find the descriptions here!