Tag Archives: science

Perseverance on Mars: February 18, 2021

(Mars 2020 getting ready for launch last year.) I’ll be looking at NASA’s Mars 2020 Ingenuity helicopter, the spacecraft, and an experimental oxygen generator. With a quick look at news of the mission’s landing this afternoon. Outward Bound: July 30, … Continue reading

Posted in discursive detours, science news | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exploring Mars, Looking for Life: and Still Learning

Mars is and will be in the news this month. The UAE Hope spacecraft settled into orbit around Mars Tuesday, February 9. Then, a day later, China’s Tianwen-1 arrived. “China Mars mission: Tianwen-1 spacecraft enters into orbit” Jonathan Amos, BBC … Continue reading

Posted in Exoplanets and aliens, series | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Plans, Prescriptions, an Exoplanet and Me

I only wrote 18 words for my current “Dr Faustus” post yesterday. Partly because the screen went black around mid-afternoon. On the bright side, my computer did reboot. Eventually. My plan for today is to get this journal entry finished, … Continue reading

Posted in a writer, being, journal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Seeking Strange New Worlds, Life and Civilizations

I noticed “Research sheds new light on intelligent life existing across the galaxy” in last year’s science news headlines. That, and “‘Mirror Image’ of the Earth and Sun Discovered 3000 Light-Years Away,” started me writing about exoplanets, SETI and vaguely-related … Continue reading

Posted in being, Catholic, Exoplanets and aliens, science news, series | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments