NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now conducting Sol 2810 activities. No holidays on Mars! To give the (American) Earthlings a holiday on Friday, Mars researchers have planned 5 sols of activities for Curiosity, reports Scott Guzewich, an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Mix of activities “But our rover will […] has issued “States with the Most UFO Sightings in 2020.” According to the group, Americans reported almost twice as many UFO sightings last year to the National UFO Reporting Center than the previous year—jumping from 3,456 sightings in 2018 to 6,340 sightings in 2019. Furthermore, in the first three months of 2020, the number […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now carrying out Sol 2805 tasks. The robot recently drove about 49 feet (15 meters), reports Catherine O’Connell-Cooper, a planetary geologist at the University of New Brunswick; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. That drive ended up having the rover with bedrock and sand in its workspace. “Normally, Fridays are our busiest […]

  NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now carrying out Sol 2805 tasks. “As much as the science team loves seeing Mars up close, sometimes the view isn’t quite as pretty for the engineering team,” reports Fred Calef, a planetary geologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “As the rover gets closer to hills or cliffs, like […]

There has been a go-ahead for Space Hub Sutherland to be constructed near Melness on the northern coast of Scotland. Orbex, the UK-based space launch company, has confirmed that Orbex Prime will be the first vertical launch vehicle to fly into orbit from the Space Hub. The Highland Council’s decision will allow Orbex to complete […]

  Joining the U.S. and China in reaching for the Red Planet is the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) – the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation. EMM’s Mars Hope probe is launching on July 15 from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center. Hope will reach and orbit the Red Planet in February 2021. Mars climate […]

  NASA’s go-getting Artemis plan for returning humans to Earth’s Moon in 2024, as well as kick-off an era of sustainable lunar operations, calls for resource extraction and utilization. Turning on the tap of lunar water ice is viewed by many as the elixir of life to support human outposts. This extraterrestrial supply can be […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has just started performing Sol 2802 duties. Reports Scott Guzewich, an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland: “Bloodstone Hill continued to present a challenge to us over the weekend, when our second attempt to reach an ideal spot for contact science failed. The hill is steep […]

The substance found on the farside of the Moon by China’s lunar rover Yutu-2 might be breccia, experts at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center have stated according to China Central Television (CCTV). During the eighth lunar day of exploration, the Yutu-2 rover found colloidal substance in a pit on the Moon’s surface, and after further […]

Detecting other starfolk out there isn’t easy. But new research is focused on far out reflecting solar panels, and evidence of extraterrestrial industrial activity – measurements to produce the first entries for an online technosignatures library. The first Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)-specific NASA grant in over three decades has been awarded to Harvard & […]