NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now carrying out Sol 2775 tasks. Curiosity is finishing up at “Glasgow,” having spent almost exactly one month here,” reports Roger Wiens, a geochemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. A decision will be made shortly, Wiens adds, whether to do another drill hole nearby, or possibly back […]

China’s first Mars exploration mission, named Tianwen-1, is on schedule for a July liftoff, joining NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover and the United Arab Emirates’ Hope Mars orbiter during the Mars launch window this July. In a People’s Daily Online report, Tianwen-1 aims to orbit, land and rove in one go to conduct a global […]

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  NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now wrapping up Sol 2774 tasks. Reports Catherine O’Connell-Cooper, a planetary geologist at University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: “Drilling on Mars is an exciting business…those first images of a successful drill hole are always thrilling, even after 26 successful drill holes. Once the drilling is done […]

The sixth installment of Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt’s saga, Apollo 17: Diary of the 12th Man has been published on his website. This new chapter of the diary – “Contact!” — is now online and recounts the events of the 6th day of the Apollo 17 mission, America’s last deep space manned mission […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now performing Sol 2771 duties. Here are a few recent images taken by the Red Planet robot:  

How best to gauge the value and use of space-based capabilities and our reliance on space, sector by sector? A new study released by The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) delves into uses of more than 2,200 active satellites that support earthly infrastructure, economies, and national security systems. The study explains […]

  NASA is trumpeting a set of principles tagged as the “Artemis Accords” – a set of ideals for a “safe, peaceful, and prosperous future” that the agency envisions to return to and utilize the moon while inviting other nations to sign up if they want to partner with the United States.   The Accords […]

  Researchers using China’s new Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) telescope — the largest single-dish telescope in the world — are piecing together a technological strategy to carry out a major and sweeping search for extraterrestrial intelligence.   What are the consequences of China first claiming they have found other star folk and how […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now performing Sol 2769 tasks. Curiosity is still busy at “Glasgow” with the rover’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) Instrument Suite analyzing the drill sample in an upcoming plan, reports Susanne Schwenzer, a planetary geologist at The Open University, Milton Keynes, in the U.K. “This takes a lot of the […]