Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 will pass within roughly 4 million miles of Earth on April 29, 2020. The asteroid is traveling at a cool 19,461 miles per hour, and will be the largest to come so close to our planet this year.
Why build Moon and Mars bases out of metal when we could grow them from mushrooms? That’s a question on NASA’s agenda these days. Recently, they shared an update on their research regarding the myco-architecture project — the possibility of growing planetary surface structures from fungal mycelium.
It was a cold, dark morning in outer space on December 16, 1965. Two astronauts aboard the spacecraft Gemini 6, Walter M. Schirra and Thomas P. Stafford, had rendezvoused the previous day with Gemini 7 and their fellow astronauts, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell.
NASA has reportedly denied the existence of “insect- and reptile-like creatures” living on Mars, according to Fox News. NASA’s denial was made in response to claims by Ohio University professor and entomologist William Romoser, who recently proposed the idea that many images taken from the Martian surface feature “insect-like and reptile-like forms…appearing to verify that …
NASA recently shared audio recorded on Mars by their InSight lander. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the recording was taken on March 6, 2019, and features marsquakes, wind, the movement of the lander’s robotic arm, and “friction from parts inside the seismometer.” The above video walks you through the recording, highlighting each sound.
“SMALL ASTEROID TO IMPACT OVER NEW YORK CITY’S CENTRAL PARK IN 10 DAYS” So reads the fake press release for day five of the fictional impact event at this year’s Planetary Defense Conference.
We’re only a week into 2019, and already we’ve seen two pretty amazing events in space exploration: New Horizons’ visit to Ultima Thule, and China’s landing on the far side of the Moon.