Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dean Regas has been the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000. He is the co-host of Star Gazers (airing on PBS stations around the world), a Contributing Editor to Sky and Telescope Magazine, and a contributor to Astronomy Magazine. Dean is the author of the new book, “Facts […]
After a seven month flight, ESA’s ExoMars mission arrives at the Red Planet today, October 19. You can watch live here as the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and Schiaparelli lander make their historic entry into orbit and landing. The action starts at 9:09am ET (1:09pm GMT) when TGO fires its main engines for 134 minutes […]
The cooperative Euro-Russian ExoMars 2016 expedition is now en route to the Red Planet after successfully firing its upper stage booster one final time on Monday evening, March 15, to blast free of the Earth’s gravitational tug and begin a 500 million kilometer interplanetary journey in a bold search of indications of life emanating from potential Martian microbes.
The countdown has begun for blastoff of the ambitious European/Russian ExoMars 2016 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 14. Its goal is to search for minute signatures of methane gas that could possibly be an indication of life or of nonbiologic geologic processes ongoing today.