Daily Archives: May 26, 2011

  • The Countdown: 5/27/2010

    3… ESA approved moving forward with a joint ESA/NASA Mars exploration program. This takes us one step closer to the 2016 ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter… and to a 2018 Mars Sample Return caching mission. 2… Two words: olivine rain. 1… Today, Science published the final version of the Wolfe-Simon et al. “Arsenic-using bacteria paper,” as well as
  • Bringing the Cosmos Down to Earth

    Humanity has been reaching out to the cosmos for decades. We now sit at the dawn of a new era when we will bring the cosmos home. Yesterday, NASA selected Osiris-Rex for its next New Frontiers mission. Scheduled for a 2016 lanuch, this mission will travel for four years before entering orbit around the carbonaceous asteroid