What does the data tell us about the sun, and should we be worried?
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful.
A team of NASA scientists want to use Earth as a laboratory to understand how planets lose their atmospheres and has proposed a mission that the agency recently selected as one of five for further consideration as a possible NASA Explorer mission.
Orbital ATK will launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit to the International Space Station, targeted for November 11, 2017, from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 miles per hour, NASA’s $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24. But the sun slipped between the giant planet and Earth for more than a week, blocking the spacecraft from beaming home its precious bounty of data. Now that the conjunction is over, however,
Antarctica is a weird place.
The list of passengers for the first interstellar space mission has been released and, sorry Elon, you’re not on it and neither are any other Trekkie-wannabes – with or without their own rockets. However, if you’re a Caenorhabditis elegans or a tardigrade, you may want to check the manifest of the starchip USS Starlite to see if it has a tiny seat with your name on it.
It has recently been announced (never very loudly) that NASA’S Kepler spacecraft has found at least more than 100 confirmed alien planets – and probably far more than they actually make out to have discovered!
These Martian gullies may be linear, but they’re far from straight.