Even the tiniest visual anomaly on Mars sends Earthlings reeling in imaginative speculation. In the past few years, cameras we've sent to Mars have turned up "Martians" of every variety: iguanas, rats, turtles, squirrels, Yetis, humanoid faces, and an entire alien base camp and mothership.
By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the ...
The truth is that scientists get no training at all in communicating with the public or even our students. And that's a shame, because if the public doesn't understand what science or spacecraft are good for, then eventually they will demand that our tax dollars stop supporting it.
The landing of the Rover Curiosity on Mars is a triumphant historic achievement, but the current state of curiosity-driven research may endanger America's capacity for future innovations.
The engineering hurdles it cleared to land put Curiosity light years ahead of past rovers. But with a budget on the chopping block, NASA needed to be creative to get people excited about space again. And it looks like it's doing just that.
If your irony-detector is as acute as mine, you'll appreciate the GOP this week completely and utterly destroying two of their bedrock positions just to score a few cheap political points.
By sending space probes to the edge of the solar system, by collecting Moon rocks and comet dust, by landing probes on Mars to dig for soils and search for signs of life, we are in constant exchange with outer space.