An interesting read, but surprising. I’m not educated enough to tell NASA they’re doing it wrong, I just wonder if they’re trying to do too much and taking baby steps in the wrong direction. I guess as long as there is also a “How to send crap to Mars so we don’t have to take
A spectacular photo of Saturn’s night side and its rings plus a glimmer of moon, from the Cassini spacecraft, shows just how dark the planet can get. Source: Saturn Shows Its Dark Side in Jaw-Dropping Photo
Traveling to the Moon just got a whole lot cheaper. A NASA-funded study (PDF) has found that the cost of lunar missions could be reduced by a factor of 10 using a number of techniques – and it could also have implications for getting humans to Mars. Source: Returning To The Moon Is Ten Times
It’s stuff like this that make me proud to be a geek living in this universe. This is a still image from the NASA rover Opportunity between November 4 and 5, 2010. A blue sunset on another planet. Stunning and beautiful.
I can’t stop looking at this image of the Andromeda Galaxy compiled together by the Hubble Space Telescope. I hold my breath, and my eyes glaze at the wonder of it, the magnitude of what I’m looking at. Star after star, millions of them, each surrounded by countless planets and planetoids … and they all