A growing list of scientists believe life on Earth only came about because of a lucky series of evolutionary accidents, a long list of improbable events that just happened to come together at the right time and will never be repeated. Is it possible they are right and we are all there is?
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) blasts off from launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in this artist rendering showing a view of the liftoff of the Block 1 70-metric-ton (77-ton) crew vehicle configuration. Credit: NASA/MSFC Story/imagery updated[/caption] The SLS, America’s first human-rated heavy lift rocket intended to carry astronauts to deep space destinations […]
[/caption] The Curiosity rover is currently on its way to Mars, scheduled to make a dramatic landing within Gale Crater in mid-August and begin its hunt for the geologic signatures of a watery, life-friendly past. Solid evidence that large volumes of water existed on Mars at some point would be a major step forward in […]
Wanna get turned on by … “Astrobiology” ?? Are we alone in the universe? Well check out just this newly-released music video parody of Ke$ha’s hit song “We R Who We R” – “Astrobiology.” Suspend your disbelief. It’s different. It’s cool. And it’s very clever. And .. It’s even better the second time around when […]
[/caption] UPDATE: OK, this seemed like a cool story, reported by many news sources, but apparently, it isn’t true. The Discovery Discoblog has the details. . I guess there was a truth abduction. If aliens ever visit Earth and actually do use the time-worn phrase, “Take me to your leader,” or if a SETI search […]
[/caption] After giving up on re-establishing contact with the Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman G. Madhavan Nair announced the space agency hopes to launch its first mission to Mars sometime between 2013 and 2015. Nair said the termination of Chandrayaan-1, although sad, is not a setback and India will move ahead […]