Aliens did NOT hijack NASA’s Voyager II

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Jeeze people, have you not learned anything from the children’s story “The Boy Who Cried Wolf“? If you cry “Aliens!” every time something unusual happens, after a while, nobody will take you seriously. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, back in April, Voyager II began sending back some odd data. (see the Official JPL Press Release). Do a …






And you thought your space station was clean…

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I found an interesting article today at Science@Nasa talking about filthy spaceships. It’s something that had never occurred to me. I suppose I watched to many super-clean space scenes in the movies. The article describes the problem of lingering humidity, water droplets and microorganisms withing the confined spaces of a space station: In 1998, U.S. astronauts participating in the NASA …






NASA plans to launch another Mars probe in 2007

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Looks like NASA is getting ready to launch another Mars probe. “NASA is moving ahead with plans to put a long-armed lander on Mars’ icy north pole to search for clues for water and possible signs of life, the space agency said Thursday.” The $386 million Phoenix Mars is scheduled to touch down in the Martian arctic in May 2008. …