Monday, September 28, 2015

What's Next 9/30/2015

What's Next: A quick look into future technology news

Space Exploration:

NASA Found strong evidence of LIQUID water on Mars!

I know the "strong evidence" stuff is kind of a downer, but this has been a question without any strong evidence of an answer for so so long.

We've been sending landers there since 1962, and for millenia before that looking up and wondering about the place.

The latest discovery is wonderful news for those who would like to go there (one day).

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""The ability of MRO to observe for multiple Mars years with a payload able to see the fine detail of these features has enabled findings such as these: first identifying the puzzling seasonal streaks and now making a big step towards explaining what they are," said Rich Zurek, MRO project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
For Ojha, the new findings are more proof that the mysterious lines he first saw darkening Martian slopes five years ago are, indeed, present-day water.
"When most people talk about water on Mars, they're usually talking about ancient water or frozen water," he said. "Now we know there's more to the story. This is the first spectral detection that unambiguously supports our liquid water-formation hypotheses for RSL."
""Our quest on Mars has been to 'follow the water,' in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we've long suspected," said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. "This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water -- albeit briny -- is flowing today on the surface of Mars."

This is Awesome!

So in other news:
I won't be able to spend much time writing the blog this week. :(

I'll send as many updates as I can though.

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