The Opportunity rover discovered clay minerals on the Martian surface, which points to an ancient, watery past. H/T SourceFed
Getting ready for the advent of 4k TV. Revel in some of the highest resolution images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Even now you can see the detail now in these inspiring images, but be sure to check back when you have lined up your 4k monitor or TV in the coming years.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, is the world’s leading space entrepreneur. Hear how Musk plans to send millions of people to colonize Mars, as Michelle Fields talks to the tech innovator about the future of space exploration, scientific innovation and doing business in California during a recession. H/T PJTV
This 4k video features some of the most astonishingly beautiful images from the Gateway to Astronaut Photography based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. How can anyone ever tire of gazing on the gentle curvature of mother Earth as seen from the International Space Station.
Engineers are developing a harpoon to clear up space junk. The harpoon will be used to snag defunct satellites and used rocket boosters threatening other satellites and astronauts on the International Space Station. Channel 4 in Great Britain reports.
Planetary Resources is an asteroid mining company. Its president, Chris Lewicki, joins Glenn Reynolds to discuss the profit potential from space exploration. Platinum and other precious metals exist in abundance in space. Is space the next big growth industry? Find out. Also, watch for our companion piece coming later today — Hank Green on the topic of Asteroid Wranglin.’ H/T PJTV
Cosmic Journeys examines the immense promise of the Voyager mission and where it will lead us in our grand ambition to move out beyond our home planet. The two Voyager spacecraft are now tens of billions of kilometers from Earth. As the spacecraft streak out into the void, what will we learn about the galaxy, the universe and ourselves?
A new study using observations from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope reveals the first clear-cut evidence that the expanding debris of exploded stars produces some of the fastest-moving matter in the universe. This discovery is a major step toward meeting one of Fermi’s primary mission goals. H/T SpaceRip