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!
Image of the Week:
Discoveries of a Restless Young Solar System
Willow teh Fluffehkins