One proposal that recently won funding for NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program: an idea to build a Super Ball Bot that could bound across the surface of another world, going where rovers fear to tread.
One of my favorite topics: space probes.
Gold. Titanium. Oxygen. Some elements get all the glory. But even the least practical residents of the periodic table can find a purpose.
Kepler-76b is about 25 percent bigger than Jupiter and twice as massive. It orbits so close to its star that it goes around in 1.5 days. But what’s truly curious about this exoplanet is the way scientists found it. Their method is called BEER, or beaming,
I’m living a vicarious childhood dream: talking to someone who discovered a planet.