Congratulations to JPL on another successful landing. Bob Zimmerman has the latest.
Bob Zimmerman has an analysis of the landing ellipse next month.
…we hardly knew ye.
We went up to see it when Patricia was working in San Juan. It was quite impressive, but I wonder if there were maintenance issues? Perhaps they should have replaced the cables before they started to weaken?
This may be a sign of life in the Venerian clouds, but not necessarily.
I do think that Venus gets far too little attention. Maybe this will spur more action in that regard.
This is a six-year-old article, but it’s relevant. Seeing what it looks like at the one-bar level of the atmosphere should be a high priority.
Bob Zubrin: Let’s explore the Venerian atmosphere with solar balloons.
A private one. All is proceeding as I have foreseen.
I hope they have a good camera to see if it’s beautiful clouds, or just gray.
It’s geologically active, and may have an underground ocean.
Ceres is underrated. It should be considered a planet.
I haven’t had time to read it yet, but the White House has released a new document from the National Space Council.
I’ve never thought it looked a day over four billion years old, myself.
Link is fixed.
An interesting new discovery by LRO:
“If this hypothesis is true, only the first few hundred meters of the moon’s surface possesses little iron and titanium oxides, according to NASA. ‘But below the surface, there’s a steady increase to a rich and unexpected bonanza,’ it said.”
At the Space Settlement Summit last fall in Pasadena, a Canadian mining engineer berated the assembled for lack of seriousness when it comes to lunar resources. “You have no idea what’s under that dust,” he said, “and you won’t until you get up there and start drilling.” I thanked him for the comment, noting that for people who claim to want to develop the solar system, we think really small, likely from hanging out with NASA too much.