Monday, January 23, 2017

2014 MU69

The New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to an encounter with Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 in 2019.

It encountered Pluto in 2015, and has now sent all that data back to Earth.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Return To The Moon?

There's some indication that the Trump administration may refocus NASA's human spaceflight program away from Mars and to returning to the Moon.

That return could possibly come within three to seven years.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Perspective

General Electric has announced quarterly revenues of over $33 billion.

The proposed NASA budget currently before Congress calls for about $19 billion for the coming fiscal year.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mud Cracks On Mars

Curiosity has found what are likely mud cracks on its way up Mount Sharp.

It's more evidence that Mars had extended wet periods in the past.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Venus Wave

Scientists have found a huge, long-lasting wave high in the atmosphere of Venus that seems to be associated with a mountain range.

Similar formations appear on Earth.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Eugene Cernan

Eugene Cernan, the last Apollo astronaut to stand on the Moon, passed away yesterday at 82.

He was also one of only three Apollo astronauts to fly to the Moon twice.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Return To Flight

SpaceX successfully launched a bevy of satellites over the weekend.

It was the company's first launch since a Falcon 9 exploded last year.