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Mike Wehner

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opportunity rover

NASA’s Opportunity rover is probably dead

February 13th, 2019

Many of NASA’s missions to explore and learn more about Mars have vastly exceeded expectations, and the Opportunity rover has long been its poster child. The rover, which was initially designed to last only three months after it touched down on the surface back in 2004. Instead, it spent a full decade and a half …

oldest organisms

New fossils might be the earliest moving organisms on Earth

February 12th, 2019

If you go back far enough in the fossil record — past the cavemen, dinosaurs, and even the earliest creatures to crawl out of Earth’s oceans to new homes on land — you notice that organisms get simpler and simpler. Life on Earth started with single-cell organism, but eventually evolved into something more complex. Now, …

insect decline

Widespread insect die-off could devastate ecosystems worldwide

February 11th, 2019

How can we best measure the largely negative impact mankind has had on the planet? Well, we can measure the increasingly dramatic global temperature spikes, observe the disappearance of arctic ice, or tally the number of species that have been pushed to extinction by human expansion. Those are all great data points that we should …

mars one

The worst Mars mission ever conceived is now dead

February 11th, 2019

Mankind will be headed for Mars sooner or later, but planning an executing the first manned mission to another planet is obviously a complex and expensive endeavor. Mars One was one of the first and most ambitious attempts at getting a manned Mars mission off the ground. It was also terribly mismanaged, shortsighted, and possibly …

mars ticket price

Elon Musk reveals just how much a ticket to Mars will cost

February 11th, 2019

All hopes are on Mars to be the next big adventure for mankind, with groups like NASA working hard to make a manned mission to the Red Planet a reality and companies like SpaceX betting big on Earth-to-Mars travel. SpaceX boss Elon Musk has long promised that living on Mars will be a reality within …