A Martian year is 687 Earth days long. Accordingly, NASA’s Curiosity Rover reaches its one-year Martian Anniversary on June 24, 2014 (Earth Calendar), 687 days after its mission began. Curiosity has already accomplished the mission’s main goal of determining whether … Continue reading
Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot is showing signs of age. The spot, known to be caused by a great, uninterrupted storm in the Jovian atmosphere, has been shrinking for many decades. But the visible evidence of it has never been … Continue reading
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Destination: Kepler-186f Mode of Transportation: Pending Science fiction stories abound with distant colonies on Earth-like worlds. But the existence of those planets has been speculation (and reasonable minds can disagree about how warranted such speculation is). But now, while the … Continue reading
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The Kepler Team announced today 833 new candidate planets, including 10 Earth-sized bodies orbiting their suns within the habitable zone. Just two years ago, the Kepler Team announced its first confirmed habitable zone planet, Kepler-22b. This brings the grand total … Continue reading