According to a report by Gizmodo, Saturday marks the 5,000th local day of operations for NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover, originally designed to last just 90 sols after its January 2004 landing date. The rover has continued to set milestones like completing a marathon-length tour of its surroundings and taking a massive number of composite photos of the planet’s surface. Continue reading Today Marks The NASA Opportunity Rover’s 5,000th Day On Mars
NASA and dinosaurs, together at last. The space agency, better known for blowing our minds with announcements about black holes or potentially habitable star systems, surprised everyone with big news that hits much closer to home: the discovery of an exceedingly rare sandstone slab of dinosaur and mammal footprints. Continue reading NASA Makes New Dinosaur-Related Discovery Much Closer To Home
NASA has announced that in 2069, it plans on taking a trip to the three-star Alpha Centauri system. According to geek.com, “The mission, first announced by New Scientist, would include a 44-year-long expedition to an exoplanet in search of signs of life. Assuming NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory can figure out how to travel at a tenth of the speed of light.” Their mission to the … Continue reading In 2069 NASA Is Planning A Major Star Trip
Scientist were able to pinpoint where specific elements are located within the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. NASA wrote this public statement, “Astronomers estimate that the doomed star was about five times the mass of the sun just before it exploded. Continue reading NASA Pinpointed Different Elements In A Supernova?
President Donald Trump wants to send US astronauts back to the moon for the first time in forty-five years, however where the agency is expected to find funding for the mission remains uncertain. On Monday, the President signed ‘Space Policy Directive 1’ calls for NASA to work with “private sector partners” to once again put US astronauts on the surface of the moon. Trump said, … Continue reading Despite Record Low Funding And Proposed Cuts, Trump Wants NASA To Return To Moon