Say that five times fast.
I want to go to there.Read More
We may not have found life on Mars so far, but it sure is getting crowded up there with all the robots running around. Today, NASA revealed what instruments its next Mars rover, planned for 2020, will take with it out of 58 proposals from around the world. That's twice the number of proposals they're used to getting for such missions—looks like everyone wants to get their
ass science to Mars.
NASA plans to send another rover to Mars in 2020, and they'll be discussing some of the details of that mission today. Included in those details will be what instruments the rover will carry, and that will give us an idea of exactly what it will be capable of looking for once it lands. You can watch the full announcement right here.Read More
Were you confused over the weekend as to why every NASA Twitter account and any account even closely related or interested was tweeting a picture of a really shiny, upside down Star Destroyer? (You follow everyone involved in the space program on Twitter too, right?) Wonder no more! It's the solar shield for Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, and it'll help us find alien life on planets far, far away.Read More
Good morning, nerds! As those of us who live east of the Rockies slept, Comic-Con raged on. We'll be continuing our coverage throughout the day, but first, we've assembled a few overnight highlights for your bleary eyes. To wit: Orphan Black fans are great! Teen Wolf is coming back! The Avengers taught George R.R. Martin how to kill! And...wait, what's that about an Evil Dead TV series?Read More
Here's our staff recommendations for the must-see panels at Comic-Con 2014.Read More
Pack it up, NASA. Even if we find intelligent life out there in the universe, it can't be converted to Christianity, so you know, why even bother? What else could it possibly do for us? At least, that's what Ken Ham thinks, because the Bible, or something. Also maybe don't bother looking for intelligent life at Ken Ham's house.Read More
This CUSOO LEGO Hubble Space Telescope design already has over 5,000 supporters, but considering the scientific achievements that a set like this would commemorate, I suspect that number might increase. Although good luck getting the Ultra Deep Field to work properly--it's hard to make awesome space porn when you're stuck on Earth.Read More
I've never known our moon without footprints on it, but my mom speaks reverently about watching the Eagle touch down. It was the day after she turned nine years old, and her father -- my grandfather -- had worked on orbital mechanics for the Apollo program. This day fills me with pride for both my family and my species. When we put our minds to it, we are capable of achieving wondrous things.Read More
Getting humans to Mars is a goal NASA and other organizations hope to achieve in the near future, but what will we do when we get there? Why not drive around a bit? NASA has just the vehicle for the job with its omni-drive rover. It even has suit-ports so astronauts can hop out and check things out up close. I guess my only question is, hey NASA, can I borrow your car?Read More