I was exposed to MRSA taking care of a sick person and spent the last few days making sure it didn’t take. It’s a big deal because I take a drug called Humira that’s supposed to weaken my immune system. Any infection that gains a foothold could spread fast. But so far, so good! Lots of news, big debate tonight, and there’s this neat article about Jupiter’s Trojan satellites:
Slashgear– The observations made using WISE are the first that have offered a detailed look at the color of the Trojans in the leading and trailing packs. The data determined that the Jovian Trojans are made up predominantly of dark, reddish rocks with a matte, non-reflective surface. The observations also allowed astronomers to confirm previous suspicions that the leading pack of Jovian Trojans was larger than the trailing pack.
The scientists are trying to determine more than simply what the asteroids look like, they want to know where the asteroids came from. WISE data shows that the asteroids are strikingly similar with no interlopers from other parts of the solar system. The Jovian Trojans also don’t resemble asteroids from the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The scientists say that the Jovian Trojans don’t resemble asteroids from the Kuiper belt family of objects near Pluto either.