New Zealanders were recently reminded why our country is known as ‘the land of fire and ice’ after the Whakaari/White Island eruption which tragically took the lives of many who were visiting...Read More
In July of 2020, NASA will place an unnamed rover (currently known as Mars 2020) on top an Atlas V rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This car sized rover will be blasted off Earth and shot...Read More
Although the Mars opposition and closest approach were in late July, the planet still looks spectacular and will remain brighter than Jupiter for all of August. To the eye, a brilliant orange...Read More
This month, Mars will come the closest to Earth it will be for the next 17 years, making it bigger and brighter than usual.
Both Earth and Mars follow elliptical (oval-shaped) orbits around the...Read More
In a ground-breaking announcement from NASA, the Martian rover, Curiosity, has discovered organic molecules on the surface of Mars. The Curiosity Rover was launched in 2011 and has spent the...Read More
For millennia, humankind have looked to the night skies and simply wondered. In a way, the familiar and seemingly unchanging patterns in the night sky connect peoples from all around the globe....Read More
On April 14, Mars – our nearest, potentially habitable planet – will be at closest approach, giving Earth dwellers an opportunity to view the red planet in extra detail.
In 2014 Mars reaches...Read More