Saturday, April 22, 2017

Opportunity

The rover Opportunity is still exploring Mars after 13 years.

It is about to attempt to reach and enter a valley to investigate whether the valley was cut by flowing water.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Perspective

Verizon recently reported quarterly earnings of roughly $30 billion.

NASA's annual budget is roughly $19 billion.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Looking For Life

Astronomers have found what may be the best exoplanet yet to search for life-- a super-Earth orbiting within the habitable zone of a red dwarf star only 40 light years away.

Red dwarfs are the most common stars in the universe, so showing they can nurture life would be a game changer.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2014 JO25

A huge asteroid designated 2014 JO25 will pass within a million miles of Earth today.

If it struck Earth, it would cause major damage.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lunar Summit

A conference bringing together representatives of space agencies from around the world and people from the private sector is set for October in Hawaii.  The goal will be to develop a plan to build a base on the Moon.

The conference is being called The  Lunar Summit.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Silicon-Based Life

A new set of experiments suggests silicon-based life is, in fact, possible.

That would greatly increase the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

To The Moon

Several government space agencies, including those in China and Russia, support building a base on the Moon before sending humans to Mars.

They also support an international program to build the lunar base.