Friday, November 17, 2017

Zuma

SpaceX is set to launch the Zuma spacecraft for the U. S. Government.

What exactly Zuma will do, however, is secret.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sending A Message

A group of scientists and artists sent a radio message to a red dwarf a dozen light years away last month.  A super Earth that might be capable of supporting life orbits the dwarf.

So much for building a consensus.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ross 128b

Astronomers have found another near Earth mass world that might support life.

It orbits the red dwarf Ross 128, only 11 light years away.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Enceladus

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, of Breakthrough fame, is considering a privately funded mission to Saturn's fascinating little moon, Enceladus.

The probe would fly through Enceladus' famed geyser plumes in search of evidence of life.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Perspective

Alibaba reported revenue of $25 billion on Singles Day.  One day.

That''s $6 billion more than NASA's current annual budget.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

E-coli

NASA is launching E-coli bacteria to ISS to study the effects of antibiotics on microgravity.

Antibiotics are becoming less effective as bacteria evolve to resist them.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Four Hundred Years

On November 9,. 1620, the Mayflower landed in America.  In the less than 400 year period since, the most powerful nation in history has arisen in North America-- an eyeblink in time.

What will Earth's Moon and Mars be like in 400 years?