One giant leap…
We’ve known that ice has existed on Mars for a while now, but finding accessible glaciers could be a make or break discovery for human exploration of the red planet.
Believe it or not, pretty much all of the asteroids that we’ve seen in the night sky are local. It wasn’t until just last month that we spotted our very first interstellar asteroid.
Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone.
If you’ve followed what’s been happening in the world of space news over the last several years, you know that space litter is getting to be just as big a problem as the trash we throw around down here.