NASA has dropped the boom on their teased discovery. Seven Earth-sized planets 40 light-years away. Three in the habitable “Goldilocks” zone. Everyone is understandably excited about this news, so let me be a downer. 40 light-years away is more than enough distance for us to never get there, especially since we got like 100 years left on this rotting formerly Blue Marble.
News! Big news! Aliens, it’s gotta be aliens, right? Oh man! Exciting. Sort of. Until you realize we’re destroying ourselves at a fantastic rate, and even getting *out* of this solar system is nearly impossible for us. Man. Really brought down the vibe in here. But, but still, I’m excited.
NASA is fixing to send a life-detecting lander to Europa! Hey, detect that life, folks. Cause god knows how much longer we’re going to have it here, right? Too morbid? Too morbid!
Hubble has captured the glorious spiral of the Andromeda constellation. Not to be confused with our neighboring Andromeda galaxy.
This star, this star is definitely going out way cooler than I will. I mean, either I fall down the stairs, or blow a brain gasket from trying to grind out a constipated turd. This star, this star though. Awesome.
Want some perspective? Here is the Earth and Moon, as seen from Mars.
NASA is aiming to do some dope shit in the 2020s. Expecting to launch spacecraft to study Jupiter’s asteroids, and also another one made of metal. Sounds dope! I’m, uh, just not optimistic about us/them making it until then.
Fuck! Looks like today’s posts are all about space. How is this, how is this for your astronomical-prostate? Astronomers have spotted a double ring galaxy. Yeah, it’s rad, right? Yeah, it’s rubbing right up against the space-gland, innit?
Mars got itself some gorgeous craters, with some gorgeous hued slopes.