I recently came across an image shown in Universe Today of the Mars Curiosity rover taking a selfie. It wasn’t the one above, but pretty similar. This one’s from last year and is called the “Buckskin Self-Portrait”. I used it because it’s prettier but still demonstrates the same point. Anyway, I immediately noticed that there was no […]
And its orbital period is probably about 20,000 years. I’ll let the guys at Caltech fill you in on the details in this video (1m 09s), but scroll down if you just want a quick summary.
Recent article in the BBC Science section has mentioned that there are now over a thousand objects detected in our galaxy that you could call “planets”. Of these about twelve have been classified as potentially in the “Goldilocks” zone, that is neither too hot nor too cold. Places we might be able to live one […]
The reason I’m ripping off Futurama’s line there is that today I saw two articles nestled quietly in the back of the BBC news technology section: Exhibit A: Disney develops ‘magical’ device to make fingertips sing What they’ve actually done is almost as surprising as the headline. They’ve been developing a device that transmit sound […]