Space

Likely 2040 Before Mars Samples Returned Safely, Legally-Yet Not Likely To Return Life- Needs To Be Detected In Situ First

ESA have just signed a letter of intent to co-operate with NASA on a Mars sample return mission (see Agencies aim to bring back rocks from Mars). I hope this does not mean a change of focus for ESA, from in situ searches, to a sample return. This expensiv ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 5 2019 - 12:26pm

Will First Mars Astronauts Stay In Orbit- Tele-operating Sterile Rovers- To Protect Earth And Mars From Colliding Biospheres?

Mars is extraordinarily cold and dry, like our most arid deserts. Harsh but possibly not totally lifeless. There is a chance of life there, hidden away perhaps in thin layers of brines just a couple of centimeters below the surface, or as spores within th ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 5 2019 - 12:52pm

Fake Asteroid Impact Meme By The Daily Express- Invented Dates And Probabilites For 2014 JO25, And 2014 AG5

The Daily Express run this fake meme on many of their fake asteroid stories. It is riddled with errors and outright lies. The red top tabloid papers in the UK are well known for just making stuff up. The most famous red top tabloid story which ran in The ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 15 2019 - 6:50pm

NASA Plans To Drop Planetary Protection For Parts Of Mars- Risks Just Finding Life We Brought There Ourselves

Right now all our missions to Mars are sterilized to protect it from any Earth life that could hitch a ride and confuse the searches. A report by the “Planetary Protection Independent Review Board” recommends that NASA treats most of Mars similarly to the ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 19 2019 - 2:12am