Friday, November 21, 2008

Lost spider

Astronauts were hunting for a missing party guest as they prepared to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the International Space Station.
One of two spiders sent to the orbiting laboratory aboard the space shuttle Endeavour last week was added to the lost property list after the crew checked its tank and found it empty.
Anxious to quash fears that the absent arachnid may be marauding around the space station, Nasa managers insisted that the second orb-weaver was not exactly lost, it just couldn’t be found.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

India celebrates planting its flag on moon

India rejoiced Saturday at joining an elite club by planting its flag on the moon as the country's space agency released the first pictures of the cratered surface taken by its maiden lunar mission.
A probe sent late Friday from the orbiting mother spacecraft took pictures and gathered other data India needs for a future moon landing as it plummeted to a crash-landing at the moon's south pole, said Indian Space Research Organization spokesman B.R. Guruprasad.
The box-shaped probe was painted with India's saffron, white and green flag, sparking celebrations in the country that is striving to become a world power.
"The tricolor has landed," the Hindustan Times said in a banner headline, while The Asian Age proclaimed "India is big cheese."
As India's economy has boomed in recent years, it has sought to convert its newfound wealth — built on the nation's high-tech sector — into political and military clout. The moon mission comes just months after it finalized a deal with the United States that recognizes India as a nuclear power, and leaders hope the mission will further enhance its prestige.;_ylt=AkBDC2rolxKjkw1TWQekR3YPLBIF

Friday, November 14, 2008

Abu’l-Fayd al-Misri The Kashf al-Mahjub

Abu’l-Fayd al-Misri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"

When Moses conversed with God, he asked, "Lord, where shall I seek You?"
God answered, "Among the brokenhearted."
Moses continued, "But, Lord, no heart could be more despairing than mine."
And God replied, "Then I am where you are."

Abu’l-Fayd al-Misri , The Kashf al-Mahjub

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NASA says Phoenix Mars mission has ended

Today we mourn for the Phoenix mars probe.

LOS ANGELES – NASA on Monday declared an end to the Phoenix mission, some five months after the spacecraft became the first to land in Mars' arctic plains and taste water on another planet. Mission engineers have not heard from the Phoenix lander in over a week. It fell silent shortly after a raging dust storm blocked sunlight from reaching its solar panels.
Although ground controllers will direct two satellites orbiting Mars to listen for Phoenix for several more weeks, the chances that it will respond are slim.
"We are actually ceasing operations, declaring an end of mission operations at this point," said project manager Barry Goldstein of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which managed the $475 million mission.
Phoenix's demise was predicted. Unlike its hardy twin rover cousins Spirit and Opportunity, which are approaching their fifth year near the red planet's more hospitable equatorial region, Phoenix's days were numbered from the outset. With sunlight waning and winter encroaching the arctic plains, scientists had said it was a matter of time before Phoenix would freeze to death.;_ylt=ArDZLod.C1EUZJ6nKKXWYY0PLBIF

Friday, November 07, 2008


Luqman 31:18-19

Do not treat people with contempt, nor walk insolently on the earth. Allah does not love the arrogant or the self-conceited boaster. Be modest in your bearing and subdue your voice, for the most unpleasant of voices is the braying of the ass.
Luqman 31:18-19

Thursday, November 06, 2008


The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ahd’Allah bin Mas’ud

Allah loves those who sacrifice their repose and arise in the depths of the night to glorify the word of their Lord; those who give in charity without making their identity public; and those who uphold their ranks even when their companions have been overcome.
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ahd’Allah bin Mas’ud

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


went and voted first thing this morning, waited an hour to vote. course drove by the place after 9:30 am and it is almost empty, apparently everyone went to vote before work;the polls opened at 6am. Well if you have not gone to vote yet go and vote now. no really stop reading this and go and Vote.

Monday, November 03, 2008


"Say: 'Bad and good are not equal, even though the abundance of the bad may dazzle you; so be conscious of God, O people of understanding, that you may prosper.'"

The Noble Quran, 5:100