“You and I haven’t improved all that much, but robots have. We can work together with other nations in design, construction, and making habitats on both the near side and far side of Mars.”
Where we’re going, we’ll need roads. But before long-term settlers arrive on Mars or the moon, one engineer is working under a NASA grant to make sure that the proper infrastructure is already in place.
The Curiosity rover has been on Mars for almost a year. This time-lapse video shows what, exactly, it’s been up to. Here’s more.
As if the flu weren’t terrifying enough, French researchers have discovered the largest viruses to date. A pair of giant viruses discovered in underwater sediment samples measure 1,000 times bigger than the common flu virus.
Jean-Michel Claverie, who coauthored the paper that announced this discovery, told NPR the pandoviruses could have “emerged from a new ancestral cellular type that no longer exists—possibly from Mars.
"I heard that you are sending two people to Mars and I would like to come, but I’m 7, so I can’t. I would like to come in the future. What do I need to do to become an astronaut?"
7-year-old Dexter Walters wrote a letter to NASA, and to his surprise, NASA wrote back.