Spotlight; Astronomer Frank Drake and The Drake Equation

  Astronomer Frank Drake, born in 1930, the same year Neil Armstrong was born, is one of the most famous and admired Astronomers of the late 20th century. He is best known for the ground breaking Drake equation but has also been involved in a number of other successful projects. Career At a young age, … Continue reading Spotlight; Astronomer Frank Drake and The Drake Equation

Titan; A Sci Fi-Esque Moon Beckons Explorers

  Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest moon in the solar system, just might be the most 'alien' yet, 'earth-like' world that science currently knows. There are so many elements of this world that make it a priority destination in space exploration but it's competition for projects and funding, grows every … Continue reading Titan; A Sci Fi-Esque Moon Beckons Explorers

Europa, An Alluring Destination

The ice covered Europa, one of the 79 known moons of Jupiter and the sixth largest moon in the Solar System, has captured the attention of scientists for decades. It is currently thought, that this unsuspecting world, may play host to some form of extraterrestrial life. Expedition Overview As our present knowledge suggests, imagining traveling … Continue reading Europa, An Alluring Destination

The Priorities in Solar System Exploration

It has long been held that a manned mission to Mars is and should be Humanity's next big step in space exploration. The red planet has captivated our imagination for a long time, especially since Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli mistakenly called a network of dark areas he observed on Mars, 'canals.' The intrigue and beckoning … Continue reading The Priorities in Solar System Exploration