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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Lands On Mars

via Robert Lee Hotz, The Wall Street Journal Precisely on time and target, NASA’s Curiosity rover touched down safely on Mars Monday to begin an ambitious two-year trek through a mountainous crater that promises to reveal whether the red planet was ever hospitable to life. The one ton, $2.5 billion Curiosity is the most scientifically … Continue reading

The Outer Space Gold Rush?

via Drake Bennett, Bloomberg Businessweek Today an all-star cast of adventure capitalists and space entrepreneurs—James Cameron, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Charles Simonyi, Peter Diamandis (creator of the X Prize), and others—announced the creation of Planetary Resources, an asteroid-mining company. In theory, asteroid mining is an enormously lucrative endeavor: a single small asteroid has been estimated … Continue reading

White House: No Evidence That ETs Have Reached Out To Touch Us, Or Even Exist

via Lee Speigel, The Huffington Post There’s no evidence of any extraterrestrial life and “no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.” And there you have it, straight from the White House’s mouth, so to speak. UFO aficionados, skeptics and believers alike have waited patiently since September to … Continue reading

There Is Life on Mars! Just One Catch

The tantalizing possibility of of life on Mars, our planetary neighbor, has been a cultural fixation going back at least as far as the publication of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds in 1898. If they were out there, what would they be like? Who would they be? As the saying goes, we’ve met … Continue reading


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