Figure 5: NASA JPL to-scale size comparison of Enceladus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
G’day! I’m posting this from the comic shop this disgustingly fine afternoon, while getting things ready for study, practice of study and reading strategies, and getting in more reading.
This was a good week for the search for life on other worlds, with the discovery of an ocean on Caturn’s moon Enceladus.
I’m hoping that we find the political will to fund a mission there sometime soon, as well as further missions to Titan and the exploration of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
I’m a little curious though, about the proposed Martian cuisine for future colonists — grasshoppers and fungi — Sounds tasty, though that’s probably just the fact that I like mushrooms…not the recreational sort though!
Stay brilliant, O peeps, as the stars at night!
Images of the Week:
Is Andromeda Drifting Towards Us?
NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Scoping Out Next Study Area | NASA
Morpheus Lander Flies Again on ‘Green’ Fuel | Video
Stunning Aurora at Mount Kirkjufell in Iceland
Predicting Mars Cuisine: Grasshoppers with a Side of Fungi (Op-Ed)
El Gordo Galaxy Cluster Even Bigger Than Thought
India Launches Its 2nd Navigation Satellite
Could This Be The Signal Of Dark Matter? Unsure Scientists Checking This Out
US Air Force Launches New Weather Satellite Into Orbit
Sobering IPCC Report: “Warming is Unequivocal”
Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter?
NASA Announces ‘Take the Plunge’ Contest – Guess when LADEE Hits the Moon – Soon!
Hints of Dark Matter from Milky Way’s Center Revealed by Gamma-Ray Map | Video
Cassini Spacecraft Confirms Subsurface Ocean on Enceladus
NASA-Russia Breach Will Not Affect UrtheCast Cameras On Space Station, Company Says
The Cosmos in Video:
How Hubble Successor Will Spread Its Wings Far From Earth | New Animation
Allan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics | Talk Video | TED
Weekly Space Hangout – April 4, 2014: Space Politics, Skydiving Meteor, and Enceladus Ocean
Dance Me to the End of Time and Space
Did a Skydiver Almost Get Hit By a Meteorite? (Video.)