Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Voyager

Both Voyager spacecraft are now in inrerstellar space.

NASA hopes they will continue to function for 10 more years.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Linda Moulton Howe

Linda Moulton Howe is predicting a major announcement about ET life will be made early next year.

Last year, of course, she made the same prediction for 2018, and, so far, it hasn't happened.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Chang'e 4

China successfully launched its Chang'e 4 mission yesterday.

The mission aims to execute the first landing on the far side of the Moon.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Helium Tail

Astronomers have found a Jupiter-sized world orbiting a small star 163 light years away.  The world sports a  huge tail of helium.

The world was observed using a ground-based telescope.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Apollo 17

Today is the 46th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 17.

It remains the latest time humans ventured beyond low Earth orbit.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Third Boost

SpaceX successfully launched 64 satellites this week on a booster that had been used twice before.

It's another step forward.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bennu

The OSIRIS-Rex probe is now at asteroid Bennu, settling in for a nearly two year study.

Bennu is a near-Earth asteroid roughly the length of the Empire State Building.