Archive For February, 2010

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Quit bugging me: what tool to use?

When you're debugging a process, or a system, you never can be sure were it will lead you.  Sometimes you need special tools to find out what's happened.  Sometimes you just need a little extra visibility into the system. When you have a specific bit of code that runs, and that bit of code always fails the same way, you're…

Launch Day: Solar Dynamics Observatory

This morning the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the first mission of the Living With A Star program, successfully launched this morning.  It was a beautiful launch, covered on NASA TV and the SDO web site. SDO's mission is to chronograph the Sun over the life of the probe, making a detailed record of it's variability, so we may understand more about how the…