Saturday, February 17, 2018


Opportunity has now been exploring Mars for 5,000 days.

The mission was originally scheduled for 90 days.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Neptune Storms

Astronomers are using the Hubble to watch a huge storm on Neptune fade away.

Perhaps predictably, the process isn't unfolding as predicted.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

More Planets

Mining Kepler data has found 95 more planets.

At least one of them is smaller than Earth.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Scientists now think that Oumuamua, our first recognized interstellar visitor, was ejected from its home system by a collision.

It's gone now, never to return.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Europa Lander

For the second year in a row, a Europa lander mission has been left out of NASA's initial budget request.

Congress, however.can still mandate the mission.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Privatizing ISS?

Reports say the Trump administration is looking at privatizing ISS after 2024.

No word on who might take over management.

Saturday, February 10, 2018


A new study suggests five of the planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 could each have 250 times the water Earth has.

That would clearly increase the possibility of life.