Rover and lander both awake, good science data received.
The ‘Yutu’ rover entered its 3rd Lunar night time hibernation period as planned, but serious technical troubles persist that are hampering science operations.
A summary of known information into July 2014
A blog post with some useful links.
Juice team members Andrew Coates and Michele Dougherty discuss their 'exciting' Jupiter mission.
The offical JUICE page of the European Space Agency
A request to the science and engineering community for concepts for a mission to Europa that costs less than $1 billion, excluding the launch vehicle that can meet as many of the science priorities as possible.
NASA funding announced to study the feasibility of deploying multiple tiny CubeSats to Europa.
Even tinier “chipsats” distributed by means of CubeSats?
This animated short proposes what many earthlings have long feared – that the automobile has inherited the planet. When life on Earth is portrayed as one long, unending conga-line of cars, a crew of extra-terrestrial visitors understandably assume they are the dominant race. While humans, on the other hand, are merely parasites. An Oscar® nominee, this film serves as an entertaining case study.
Take a moment to look at the first steps life took on Earth, represented by the dark green buttons in the interactive Tree of Life.
News released on 1 May 2014 of a study suggesting that if Ganymede's ice is salty enough there will be layers of salty liquid between types of ice stable at progressively higher pressures, and (important in the context of life) between the lowest ice layer and the underlying rock.
An article by the Open University's Professor Andrew Norton musing about the habitability of moons of explanets (planets of other stars).
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