Here There Be Life

Just read this article on New Horizons' fly by of Pluto and the problems that were solved while the probe was millions of miles away. Amazing to think we can do that now. Solve problems without even being there. Send out probes that will never return, for the sole purpose of flying through the universe that, almost … Continue reading Here There Be Life

Earth to Comet!! Hello, Comet!!

Today the European Space Agency probe, Rosetta, finally caught up with the comet it had been chasing for years. This is big. Really big. After ten years and billions of miles and tons of complex code and navigational feats I can't wrap my mind around, we have actual pictures of an actual comet in space. Soon, if … Continue reading Earth to Comet!! Hello, Comet!!