Friday, 8 December 2017

Voyager 1 [#astronomy]

On September 5, 1977 NASA launched the probe Voyager 1, meant to study the outer Solar System. It reached Jupiter in 1979, then Saturn the next year. At this point the mission was supposed to end, but it was extended, and Voyager 1 kept flying away and away. In 2012, after 35 years of activity, Voyager 1 entered the interstellar medium.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Lady Astronaut of Mars [#books #review]

by Mary Robinette Kowal

We didn't get enough light here for most humans.
But the stars... When you could see them, the stars were glorious.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Cassini: The Grand Finale

The Cassini-Huygens mission ended on September 15th with the destruction of the probe entering Saturn's atmosphere. It was an amazing mission, lasted a lot more then initially expected, and will give for years material for new discoveries.

I know there was no way to keep it going, bit I'm sad this mission ended, especially because there are no other mission, at the moment, directed to the giant planets, and considering how long it takes to develop a mission, and for it to reach the planet, we won't have anything like Cassini for the next ten, fifteen years! :'(

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Voyager 1 [#astronomy]

On September 5, 1977 NASA launched the probe Voyager 1 , meant to study the outer Solar System. It reached Jupiter in 1979, then Saturn the ...