G’day! As my country’s incompetent lawmakers continue to deny and to slash the funding for good science, the next generation NASA telescope proceeds, step by step, as hoped….so far.
Planning continues for a mission to a bizarre metal world via Psyche, while thousands of photos from the Apollo moon landings get their own online archive.
We’ve also reached an anniversary of sorts, going from the discovery of a single exoplanet to thousands in the space of a mere twenty years! How many more may we discover in years to come?
What terms do we use for vessels with humans or no humans in them? Whatever the case, even a conservative organization like NASA is changing the language to something less gendered than “manned” and “unmanned” for both its crewed and its automated spacecraft. The times, they do change…and I think for the better!
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Image of the Week:
NASA Webb Telescope Construction Leaps Forward
Ted Cruz Grills Sierra Club President with Firehose of Denial
Geology Award Going to Landing Site Expert at JPL
A Mission to a Metal World: The Psyche Mission
Apollo Photos: 8,400 Pics from The Moon in an Archive
Exoplanet Anniversary: From Zero to Thousands in 20 Years
What are White Holes
Manned Spaceflight: Time to Change the Language
JPL’s Role in Making “The Martian” a Reality
The Next Generation of Exploration: Back to Venus with VERITAS
51 Pegasi b: The First Exoplanet Found Orbiting a Sun-like Star
NASA Orbiter Views Sites of Fiction Film’s Mars Landings
Watch Lenticular Clouds Form in the Moonlight
Comet 67P: How the Rubber Duck Got Its Shape
Curiosity’s Drill Hole and Location Are Picture Perfect
Discoveries of a Restless Young Solar System
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