Voice signals sent to Mars and back, making a first in interplanetary communication

 

Communicating with aliens might seem far off in the future, but sending an audio signal from Mars and back is one step in the right direction. Interplanetary communication has made history, as the first human voice has traveled through space and received on another planet. We have to thank Curiosity (NASA’s rover on Mars), for being able to receive Charles Bolden’s human voice and send it back to us, as voicemail. Charles Bolden read a speech out loud to NASA’s employees and to Mars. If you want to hear his voice, hit the source link below. Finally, I would like to add that the picture above is a lower resolution image of the martian hills sent back from NASA’s Curiosity’s rover.

Source: NASA

 

NASA’s Mini Lab, will test for cancer and other diseases on Earth and in space

Do you sometimes question your doctor’s diagnosis of something he claims you have? Well soon you won’t have to, never mind if this problem occurs on Earth or Mars, because with NASA’s new invention, you can take your own mini lab, wherever your dare to imagine. This mini lab called INO Microflow will test patients for all types of diseases, including cancer and HIV. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy one yourself just yet. But at least you’ll know that it will be safe in space, as Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will test it during a six-month ISS mission space mission.

Source: NASA

Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Neil Armstrong Walk on Moon

He was one of the most fitness men in America, that was able to survive a journey to the moon and back and live to tell the tale, Neil Armstrong. On 1969, he was the first man to step on the moon, making history. Therefore, I wish I would never have to write this post, telling his death. With that in mind, I will report to you that Neil Armstrong died on August 25th 2012 from heart complications, marking another point in history. So all you folks feeling old, hearing about the first landing on the moon, you might be feeling right as your watching a chapter close in history forever.

Source: NYT

NASA’s Curiosity rover gets a “Brain Transplant” on Mars, with an OTA update

Curiosty on Mars

Do you think updating your phone over a cellar network complicated? Its nothing compared to what NASA has done. They have decided that Curiosity’s brain (Operating System) wasn’t good enough, so they sent an update all the way to Mars. The update switches Curiosity’s brain into exploration mode from launch mode.Maybe these are the first steps in updating your phone on another planet. Who knows? The world is crazy.

Source: NASA, Engadget

The years best meteoroid shower is flaring up the skies for 3 days

The vast universe has always seized to amaze me, particularly when it comes and visits mother Earth. Astrologers at NASA have discovered that not only on Aug. 11-13 will meteoroids hit our planet, but the Moon, Jupiter, and Venus will all line up in a spectacular finally. Just make sure you head out of the city to capture the best look. If you want to know how to best see this performance, take a look at the video above.

Source: io9

Tectonic Plates are discovered on Mars

Scientist at UCLA have discovered that Mars, like Earth, is made up of Tectonic Plates. In other words, this means that Mars also experiences earthquakes. For this reason, it brings us one step closer in verifying if Mars ever contained life, as the more evidence that suggest that Mars is like Earth, the higher the chances are. Let’s give a thanks to An Yin, who analyzed  over a hundred images to conclude this evidence.

Source: Gizmodo

NASA’s Morpheus lander crashes, burns and explodes in unsuccessful test-flight

Getting Curiosity to Mars didn’t happen without some mistakes. Therefore, this has to be one of NASA’s mistakes for launching some future spaceship. Although the test flight had failed, NASA did get some data back on what could happen while launching a small spaceship. Finally, this may come at a loss for NASA, but a complete gain for the internet entertainment industry (in other words, the YouTube community). Enjoy the spectacular show right up front.

Source: NASA

200 million galaxies and 7 billion years of data form the largest 3D map of the universe

Sloan Digital Sky Survey has conduct a project spanning 12 years at New Mexico’s  Apache Point Observatory which has been finally completed. This data not only spans 200 million galaxies but uses 7 billion years of planetary activity to combine this gigantic 3D map.  Finally, this map only makes us feel even smaller on tiny planet Earth when you watch the  universe unfold in 1.5 minutes.

Source: The Atlantic

 

Mars Rover lands succesfully, first images show up

NASA has successfully landed the mars rover and has produced some first images. These images are only thumb pictures as it takes over 14 minutes to travel to earth. While they might be hard to make out, they actually show the surface of Mars in black and white. To check out up to date images, please click the source link below.

Source: NASA

Mars Rover landing tonight, Nasa decides to check up on those extraterrestrials



Soon the whole world will be witnessing a miraculous event. At 1:30 AM (EST) and 9:18 PM the rover will touch down on Mars while making history. You do not want to miss this. Even if it turns out that all the extraterrestrials have disappeared its still worth watching. You can watch the event live from the video above.

Source: NASA