I remember being in school and all the talk about Hubble was that it was kind of …lame. It always felt like the project was being derided by critics far more than it got praise. But then Hubble would produce some spectacular photos of the universe. No matter how good of a digital camera you may have, there’s just no way you can compare with Hubble.
Remember the Phoenix Lander? Up there on Mars looking around for ice and some signs of the red planet being habitable? NASA has announced that for the first time ever they have successfully collected a Martian ice sample. The Phoenix Lander immediately ate the ice and deemed it refreshing but a bit too full of minerals.
I you haven’t heard, NASA is having a good run of space things happening lately. Following decades where kids stopped dreaming of becoming astronauts and the masses cared little for space exploration, we have found water on mars and there’s a planned return to the moon.
Everything is going to be OK. The Phoenix Lander is not another failed NASA adventure. The lander was feared to have lost use of its arm when a stuck piece of plastic casing was found to be prohibiting it from moving the 7.7 ft titanium arm.
We’ve read concerns before about asteroids colliding with Earth – an event that could have catastrophic effects on the planet and the human race. Now it looks like a similar threat is possibly headed toward our sister planet, Mars. Scientists say there is a 1 in 75 chance that a 160-foot wide astronaut could collide with Mars in January, based on current projections.
Ben Kenobi described The Force as a mystical energy force that connects all living things and binds the galaxy together. There’s certainly a connection between the Earth and the Space Shuttle Discovery right now, or at least one for Star Wars fans. The shuttle is currently carrying Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber into space. Now, as the shuttle prepares to head home, Star Wars fans are getting a chance to thank the crew
Google definitely appears interested in exploring their boundaries beyond our planet’s gravity. It’s interesting to watch this unfold. As people keep expecting the announcement of a Google operating system or a branded phone to compete with Apple’s iPhone, Google looks to be revealing expansion interests in different areas completely. Still, the unexpected and unexplored areas have paid off for Google so far.