Wow, tonight is a busy night


I hesitate to say it, but it looks like things are beginning to stabilize at the damaged reactors in Japan.  Brave New Climate has a round-up of the latest.  At least some off-site power is available at the plant, a generator is working, radiation levels are falling, and containment is holding pressure.  Call my extremely cautiously optimistic.

MESSENGER will be entering into orbit around Mercury this evening.  Watch video from the control room here, along with updates of mission milestones. 

And, the UN has passed a resolution to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.  And I’m no diplomat, but it seems to authorize airstrikes as well, stopping short only of calling for an invasion.  I expect Qadhafi’s tanks and artillery to be taking a beating shortly.  Full text here, and BBC overview here

We live in interesting times.

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