On 10 September 2020 an asteroid missed our planet by 40 million kilometers, more than 100 times the distance between Earth and the Moon. It was detected only very recently by amateur astronomer Leonardo Amaral of the Campo dos Amarais observatory in Brazil. To quote Planetary Society’s Chief scientist Bruce Betts: “the fact that this […]
Mars Missions 2020 This year will see four missions launching to Mars. The timing is of course dictated by the orbits of Mars and Earth in relation to another, which open a good launch window every two years. But the number also shows how space exploration has become a global affaire instead of one conducted […]
A lot – Galileo and Copernicus, for example. Now the EU Parliament has approved the 16 Billion € EU Space Program budget for the next long-term period of 2021-2027. Let’s hope it becomes reality.
How can we all do space, @fillingspace recently asked me on Twitter. That’s a good question:
Since it has started, life has found a way to spread to almost any corner of our planet. And now it’s time for it to spread beyond – into Space.