While the Cassini spacecraft is busy transmitting images of it’s recent fly through of the water geysers of Saturn’s moon Enceladus (Saturn’s Geyser Moon Shines in Close Flyby Views), the New Horizons probe explores the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt (New Horizons: The First Mission to the Pluto System and … Continue reading
I am not a physicist. I am not even a Trekkie. And I am guessing any space travel I ever get around to doing would probably be a horrible stomach emptying experience. Happy to leave that sort of thing to the robots we create in our image. Still, the idea … Continue reading
Yesterday, John Wilkins tweeted a link to Stuart Atkinson’s blog post “Tribulation Conquered.” Atkinson’s blog, The Road To Endeavour is dedicated to following the ongoing mission of the Mars Exploration Rover ‘Opportunity’ as she explores the rim of the giant martian crater ‘Endeavour’! On January 11, Atkinson was jubilant: She … Continue reading
Please see Greg Mayer’s post, “Philae has landed!” on Why Evolution Is True.
Today, I received my very own Russian commemorative stamp celebrating the soviet space dogs Belka and Strelka. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Soviet Union sent many dogs into sub-orbital and orbital space to determine if space flight would be safe for humans. The first dog to go up was … Continue reading