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Posts tagged "space exploration"

Kepler 186f - the next Earth?


Kepler Discovers First Earth-size Planet in the Habitable Zone of Another Star (by NASA Ames Research Center)


What`s watching what in the Solar System.


Our Eyes In Space

(via the-actual-universe)

NASAs planned robotic mission to explore Jupiter´s watery moon, Europa, should produce very interesting findings.


NASA Plans Trip to Jupiter’s Watery Moon

NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter’s watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life.

The space agency set aside $15 million in its 2015 budget proposal to start planning some kind of mission to Europa. No details have been decided yet, but NASA chief financial officer Elizabeth Robinson says that it will be launched in the mid-2020s.

Read more:

(via starstuffblog)

The view on Mars.


Gale crater, Mars. Last week.

Remembering the heroes of Apollo 1 who died on this day in 1967.


On the anniversary of the 1967 Apollo 1 launchpad fire, LIFE remembers astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, who perished in one of the worst disasters in NASA’s history.

(Photo: Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

(via npr)

An infographic look at the Mars One shortlist.


1,058 Shortlisted To Die On Mars

When Mars One invited people to apply for a one way ticket to Mars, we didn’t think anyone would be interested. But, 202,000 applications later, we stand corrected. Mars One have now whittled this number down to a mere 1,058 hopefuls ranging from age 18 to 81 and hailing from no fewer than 107 countries. Dying on Mars truly holds a global appeal.


Rosetta stirs!



After a journey of 10 years, of which 31 month spend in hibernation, ESA’s spacecraft Rosetta has officially woken up. The radio signal transmitted from the ‘comet chaser’ was received by ESOC, Germany tonight at 7:18PM GMT. 

Rosetta is designed to land on an actual flying comet, the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, to gather information on how comets behave and possibly find clues to the formation of the Solar System.

Rosetta is now about 673 million kilometers away from the Sun, and radio signals take up to 50 minutes to arrive. The spacecraft operates in a similar way as the Mars lander, Curiosity. Once Rosetta’s lander, Philae, has been successfully put on the comets surface in November, it will send the same HD pictures as those taken from Mars’ surface (but they will not be 3D).

Yay! Congrats to everyone involved! :)

(via placeofpluto)