Wednesday, September 19, 2018

To The Moon

SpaceX will fly a Japanese billionaire around the Moon using its giant BFR rocket.

The flight is scheduled to go by 2023.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NASA

Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the creation of NASA.

It was created in response to Sputnik, as a Cold War agency, beat the Soviets to the Moon, gave us a new understanding of the universe, and is poised to put humans on Mars.  Not bad.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sunspot

The Sunspot Observatory in New Mexico is re-opening today after being shut down for ten days by the FBI.

The FBI was apparently conducting a criminal investigation.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Leak

Russia is leading an investigation into the August 30 leak in a Soyuz docked at ISS.

The station crew quickly plugged the leak.

Friday, September 14, 2018

To The Moon

SpaceX plans to fly a private passenger to the Moon atop its BFR rocket.

Details of the flight will be announced Monday.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Highly Habitable

Sophisticated new computer simulations show Proxima Centauri b could have large amounts of surface water.

The closest exoplanet to Earth, 4.22 light years away, might be "highly habitable."

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wolf 503b

Wolf 503b is a rare find-- a world larger than Earth, but smaller than Neptune.  For whatever reason, there seems to be few worlds in that gap.

It's also only 145 light years away, so it can be studied in detail.