25April2019

Voyager 1 & 2 photos

In 1990, Voyager 1 took the famous “Pale Blue Dot” picture looking back at Earth. In 2013, the Very Long Baseline Array got the reverse-angle shot — this radio telescope image showing the signal of the spacecraft as a similar point [...]

Voyager 1 is out of the Solar System

Launched in 1977, Voyager was sent initially to study the outer planets but it kept on going. Voyager 1 flies out of Solar System – on less power than an iPhone 5 Around August 25, 2012, more than 19 billion kilometers from the Sun, the [...]

Mission to colonise Mars

Mission to colonise Mars: ‘Columbus didn’t wait; nor should we’ In 2022 four astronauts, picked from tens of thousands of applicants, will jet off on a one-way mission to Mars as part of the world’s most expensive reality [...]

Mars One: The psychology of isolation

Mars One: The psychology of isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother Those sent to live and die on the red planet face untold risk of mental illness Colonizing Mars will be as much a challenge of psychology as engineering. Since April, [...]

Mars One mission: 200,000 volunteers apply for one-way trip!

Mission to colonize Mars: ‘Columbus didn’t wait; nor should we’ In 2022 four astronauts, picked from tens of thousands of applicants, will jet off on a one-way mission to Mars as part of the world’s most expensive reality [...]

India’s Mars Mission

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Mangalyaan, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

Summary: Mars mission is a month away Mangalyaan is a Sanskrit: word which means Mars-craft in Hindi The Mangalyaan mission is a planned Mars orbiter to be launched in November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Spacecraft, [...]

First robot to talk in space: Kirobo

Summary Japan’s Kirobo talking robot says its first words in space: ‘One small step’ Japan’s Kirobo has become the first robot to speak in outer space, showcasing the country’s drive to combine technology with [...]

One Small Step for a Robot in Space

KIROBO’S JOURNEY SO FAR Kirobo was first unveiled at a press conference in Tokyo in June. It was created by Tomotaka Takahashi in collaboration with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Robo [...]

Earth’s Largest Volcano Discovered

SUMMARY The entirety of Tamu Massif is bigger than the British Isles or New Mexico. Tamu is 400 miles wide but only about 2.5 miles tall. It erupted for a few million years during the early Cretaceous period, about 144 million years ago, and [...]