Today SETI Live discuss about the implications and potential scientific impacts on increased activity on Mars, specifically, human-crewed missions. How will the presence of people on Mars affect the search for past or present life and what planetary protection measures will be required to protect the integrity of scientific research as well as life here on Earth when crews return?
Each week, when we set off to do this show, we start with one core idea: We want to tell you what is new in space and astronomy… and remember Earth is a planet too.
Another week, another review of space missions in the Solar System. Today we set our sights on the red planet. What are all the active missions at Mars today?
Today we have a story about Opportunity Rover that supposed to last in 90 days but has continued to explore the surface of the red planet for 14 years. And the fear of space rocks impact and the damage it brought to the Earth.
This week we find out when stars get torn apart from gravity, how we can see supermassive black holes, how liquid water could have existed on Mars in the past, and much more.
There could be a lake of liquid water beneath the south Martian polar cap. Also there are likely to be hundreds smaller than softball sized and perhaps several dozen football to beachball sized, natural Earth mini moons
Time for what’s up this month in August. In this episode @ActualAstronomy In this episode we’ll talk about watching the Planets Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn and our Moon.
Besides dark matter and dark energy, is there any possibility there’s anything else in outer space? What are the possibilities that white holes are really out there? More with @AstronomyCast