As usual, some interesting news from space and technology (yes, I know, it’s difficult to remain positive when we look at the news. Keep faith, people). Links included if you want more.
Complex chemistry in Saturn’s moon Titan’s atmosphere – Cassini’s final year is delivering amazing science (read the article here.) More is to come until the Gran Finale -stay tuned, folks.
Have you ever wondered why solar cycles the magnetic field of the Sun, have reversed every 11 years over the past centuries? well, here you have an answer (don’t ask me if it’s true. I simply don’t have enough data to compute -limits of statistics).
NASA to Test Earth Defense Observatory & Systems During Asteroid Flyby. This is quite interesting. “A small asteroid, 2012 TC4 – estimated to be between 10 and 30 meters in size, that is expected to fly close to the Earth will provide NASA an opportunity to test its network of observatories and systems for planetary defence, scientists say.” Fretting about asteroids seem quite popular nowadays, but learning how to manage them is the key to space exploration (and even colonies, if you read KSR). Here’s the story.
Detecting Alien Life Will Likely Be a Protracted Process, Not a Eureka Moment. A sobering reflection about the first contact. Oh well.
Do you think we know the Moon (the only other place we have been)? Maybe not. Read this.