Quantum computing seems to be the way of the future, but right now, only a few people have access to the technology. And that’s why Google is teaming up with NASA to create a quantum computing lab, giving scientists, students and engineers the opportunity to see what they can do with it.
The Kepler Space Telescope has been a rock star when it comes to discovering exoplanets, but NASA has an even better exoplanet discovering machine in the works named TESS, or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, built entirely around the mission of trying to discover even more planets across the universe.
Amazon founder and space travel startup entrepreneur Jeff Bezos recently completed a fishing expedition in the Atlantic, where he managed to pull up an old, rusty rocket that had been sitting on the seafloor since 1969, when they were jettisoned from the rocket that took Neil Armstrong and co to the moon.
After analyzation of a sample of soil underneath the red dust of Mars, scientists at NASA have confirmed that parts of the red planet might once have been home to all kinds of microbial life in the shallow streams of Mars a long, long, long time ago. The sample is gray clay from what used to be a stream bed, and it’s chock full of all kinds of chemicals from a freshwater environment.
Curiosity has been living up to its name up there on the red planet, using its eyes and claws to look at Mars in ways we’ve never seen before. And it’s found some unusual stuff, like this metallic looking shiny object poking out of the dirt. ALIENS!
In another outer space tech first, this past week, the Curiosity rover became the first manmade object to drill into the surface of another world when it drilled out a 2.5” deep circle of exposed bedrock on the Martian surface.
Now that Curiosity has seen a couple sights and thoroughly tested out much of its equipment, it’s time to get down to serious business. And that serious business is drilling down into the surface of Mars to see what’s under the hood. And since this will be the first time we’ve ever actually drilled down into a rock on the surface of any planet, this could be a really big deal.
One of the most awesome dads of the year took an old video switching board from a local TV station, slapped some old NASA stickers on it and turned his son’s bunk bed into an awesome fucking spaceship.