Voyager of Hope

Voyager of Hope

If our environment is the space we occupy, it is now interstellar. NASA reports: NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion km) from our...
A Search for Water Comes to a Close

A Search for Water Comes to a Close

Today was a sad day for science. NASA formally announced it is ending its search for Earth-like planets with the Kepler Space Telescope, which is to say its search for liquid water outside our solar system. I reported on the ailing craft in the May 13 EarthDesk, and...