Thank you for the wonderful Opportunity to visit Mars

Rover Tracks in Northward View Along West Rim of Endeavour, False Color

This last week saw the official end of the Opportunity rover’s mission on Mars. NASA was unable to coax it back to life after signalling it for about eight months. This remarkable rover continued exploring Mars long after it’s original 90 day mission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ll-VHYxWXU Drive along with the NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover and hear the…… Continue reading Thank you for the wonderful Opportunity to visit Mars

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space and all I can think about are Klingons

PIA17462: Voyager 1 Entering Interstellar Space (Artist Concept)

Last week we learned that Voyager 2 had followed in its sibling’s metaphorical footsteps, and entered interstellar space. According to Ars Technica: On Monday, NASA announced that one of its longest-running experiments has started a new phase. Five years after Voyager 1 reached interstellar space, its sibling, Voyager 2, has joined it there. While the…… Continue reading Voyager 2 enters interstellar space and all I can think about are Klingons

The sound of wind on Mars

NASA InSight on Mars

NASA’s InSight probe has heard the sound of wind on Mars. Just think about that for a moment: the sound of wind on Mars! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT50Q_Zbf3s Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’…… Continue reading The sound of wind on Mars