NASA Orbiter Spots Where Sand Is Formed On Mars

NASA Orbiter Spots Where Sand Is Formed On Mars

It is said that the entire history of the world can be read on a grain of sand, and NASA has taken this extremely seriously. Several Mars missions have been studying the planet’s sand, it’s composition, and how it moves through the atmosphere. Now the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted one of the locations on…

Proxima b May Have An Aurora That We Can Detect

Proxima b May Have An Aurora That We Can Detect

A study has suggested it might be possible to detect aurorae on Proxima b, the closest exoplanet to Earth, which might tell us about the planet’s potential habitability. Published in The Astrophysical Journal, the research suggests that if Proxima b has an atmosphere that’s rich in oxygen and nitrogen, like Earth, we might be able…

NASA Is Considering "Gene Manipulation" For Missions To Mars

NASA Is Considering "Gene Manipulation" For Missions To Mars

A report in The Times today suggests that NASA is looking at how to manipulate the DNA of astronauts when it sends them to Mars. The idea is apparently to protect them from cosmic radiation. This high-energy radiation, which comes mostly from outside our Solar System, can cause health issues like an increased risk of cancer…

The World Is Ending Again

The World Is Ending Again

Remember when the world ended on September 23 of this very year? Me neither, which was weird: various conspiracy theorists, including the American numerologist David Meade, seemed to be totally convinced that the planet would collide on that date with a hidden world, and subsequently explode in a riot of death and destruction. Well, it…