It’s official! NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has racked up over 10 miles (16.12 kilometers) since landing at 10:32 p.m. PDT, August 5, 2012. The robot is now performing Sol 1678 science duties. Up Mt. Sharp A recent report by Abigail Fraeman via the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona underscores the rover’s drive sessions […]

A record setting skydiver in China has announced an edge of space plunge slated to be the longest and fastest free fall jump. The jump is also a bid to boost safety in human space travel and further space science research. Ye Chenguang, the holder of Chinese record for skydiving, officially announced in Beijing on […]

New Rule: Make Earth Great Again on Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) Stop ‘Trashing Earth Because We’ve Got Mars’ as ‘Back-Up’ (Video) Published on April 21, 2017 In honor of Earth Day, Bill Maher calls on his fellow humans to save this planet instead of trying to colonize Mars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrGFEW2Hb2g

  China’s Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft has performed an automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab today, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center. Tianzhou-1 was lofted atop a Long March-7 Y2 booster on Thursday evening from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China’s Hainan Province. According to the country’s space planners, the cargo ship and […]

Unexplained phenomena, strange behavior, and what kinds of signals might extraterrestrials generate? Day Two of Breakthrough Discuss was held at Stanford University ending a ground-breaking conference that brought together the world’s leading astronomers, engineers, astrobiologists, and astrophysicists. TRAPPIST-1 system The meeting included a review of TRAPPIST-1, which has seven temperate planets, including three in the […]

    A volley of worrisome messages came from the week-long 7th European Conference on Space Debris held this week at the European Space Agency’s (ESA) mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany. According to an ESA statement that focused on findings from the meeting, the take-away message: “Despite progress in technology, and in understanding the […]

  China’s automated Tianzhou-1 supply craft, launched on Thursday, has performed orbital adjustments in preparation for docking with the Tiangong-2 space laboratory on Saturday. The Tianzhou-1 is set for three docking attempts with the unoccupied space lab that has been in orbit since last September. The cargo craft will fuel the facility at each docking […]

A second day of provocative presentations is underway today at Breakthrough Discuss 2017, an event being held at Stanford University. The second and final day will assess the significance of the newly discovered exoplanets for the long-term Breakthrough Starshot endeavor, a program spearheaded by Yuri Milner to develop a practical interstellar space probe. According to […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now performing Sol 1673 duties. In a report from the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, Michelle Minitti reports: “There’s nothing like a day of technical difficulties to make you appreciate when it all works!” Minitti explains that the Curiosity science team bounced back from a challenging planning day […]

    A new plan for the “terraformation” of Mars has been scripted by a research team – a blueprint for the red planet to terraform a site on Mars in 2036. Called the Lake Matthew Team their Mars Terraformer Transfer (MATT) concept is designed to accelerate Mars exploration, settlement and commercial development.     […]

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