02/28/2017

Author Archives: David W. Brown

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How NASA Will Protect Europa’s Whales (Spoiler: It Involves a Self-Destruct Switch)

NASA has a plan to protect Europa’s whales and any other lifeforms we may find on our travels from harmful Earth microbes.

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The Purpose of the Telescopes Is to Give Us Back the Galaxy

The purpose of telescopes is to give us back the galaxy. You can see a picture of Saturn’s rings and feel nothing, but see Saturn’s rings with your own eyes, and suddenly you feel the Earth spinning on its axis and flying about the Sun.

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How Mars 2020 Became the Last Defense of the Martian Past

Mars 2020 is in a race with Elon Musk to get to the Red Planet before humans have had a chance to muck up the place with all their germs.

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It’s Possible That Small Satellites Will Save the World

With small satellites, scientists will soon have at their disposal a “quantified Earth.”

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A Look at How NASA Decides Where next to Boldly Go with New Frontiers

Dante Lauretta, the principal investigator of OSIRIS-REx, explains the intense proposal process behind NASA’s most ambitious missions.

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How a Small NASA Mission Might Change the Course of Space Exploration

You might not have heard of NASA’s water-making moon rover, but this small NASA mission could change the course of space exploration.