Artificial Intelligence Has Just Found Two Exoplanets: What Does This Mean For Planet Hunting?
Artificial Intelligence Has Just Found Two Exoplanets: What Does This Mean For Planet Hunting?

The media was abuzz last week with the latest NASA news conference. A neural network — a form of artificial intelligence or machine learning — developed at Google had found two planets in data previously collected by NASA’s prolific Kepler Space Telescope. It’s a technique that could ultimately track-down our most Earth-like planets.

[READ MORE]

Phobos and Deimos: Captured Asteroids or Cut From Ancient Mars?
Phobos and Deimos: Captured Asteroids or Cut From Ancient Mars?

The Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) spacecraft will arrive at Mars in August 2025 and spend the next three years exploring the two moons and the environment around Mars. During this time, the spacecraft will drop to the surface of one of the moons and collect a sample to bring back to Earth. Probe and sample are scheduled to return to Earth in the summer of 2029.

[READ MORE]

To Understand Habitability, We Need to Return to Venus
To Understand Habitability, We Need to Return to Venus

“You can feel what it’s like on Venus here on Earth,” said Kevin McGouldrick from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. “Heat a hot plate until it glows red, place your palm on its surface and then run over that hand with a truck.”

[READ MORE]

Can You Overwater a Planet?
Can You Overwater a Planet?

Wherever we find water on Earth, we find life. It is a connection that extends to the most inhospitable locations, such as the acidic pools of Yellowstone, the black smokers on the ocean floor or the cracks in frozen glaciers. This intimate relationship led to the NASA maxim, “Follow the Water”, when searching for life on other planets.

[READ MORE]

Artificial Intelligence Has Just Found Two Exoplanets: What Does This Mean For Planet Hunting?
Phobos and Deimos: Captured Asteroids or Cut From Ancient Mars?
To Understand Habitability, We Need to Return to Venus
Can You Overwater a Planet?
Artificial Intelligence Has Just Found Two Exoplanets: What Does This Mean For Planet Hunting?

The media was abuzz last week with the latest NASA news conference. A neural network — a form of artificial intelligence or machine learning — developed at Google had found two planets in data previously collected by NASA’s prolific Kepler Space Telescope. It’s a technique that could ultimately track-down our most Earth-like planets.

[READ MORE]

Phobos and Deimos: Captured Asteroids or Cut From Ancient Mars?

The Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) spacecraft will arrive at Mars in August 2025 and spend the next three years exploring the two moons and the environment around Mars. During this time, the spacecraft will drop to the surface of one of the moons and collect a sample to bring back to Earth. Probe and sample are scheduled to return to Earth in the summer of 2029.

[READ MORE]

To Understand Habitability, We Need to Return to Venus

“You can feel what it’s like on Venus here on Earth,” said Kevin McGouldrick from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. “Heat a hot plate until it glows red, place your palm on its surface and then run over that hand with a truck.”

[READ MORE]

Can You Overwater a Planet?

Wherever we find water on Earth, we find life. It is a connection that extends to the most inhospitable locations, such as the acidic pools of Yellowstone, the black smokers on the ocean floor or the cracks in frozen glaciers. This intimate relationship led to the NASA maxim, “Follow the Water”, when searching for life on other planets.

[READ MORE]

show thumbnails