Daily Archives: September 16, 2011

  • Apollo landing site

    Tack on another few megabytes of data in favor of reality. On Tuesday, NASA released the best images yet of an Apollo landing site. They show an unprecedented view of the Apollo 12, 14, and 17 landing sites, as taken from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Of course,
  • “This is a brand new mission…”

    So said Prof. Steven Squyres last week about Opportunity, the rover that keeps on ticking. Now 7 years and 20 miles outside of warranty, Opportunity has reached what is almost sure to be its final destination: Endeavor Crater. Already, the plucky
  • They R Us?

    It sounds crazy, but it is looking more and more likely that astroid strikes can splash ejecta - and perhaps microbial hitchhikers - from planet to planet within our Solar System, and possibly beyond. We’ve know for years that ejecta from Mars can reach