Monthly Archives: February 2000

So NEAR, and yet so far from UNDERSTANDING

Valles Marineris

On Valentine’s Day, 2000, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft is is due, on its second attempt, to go into orbit around asteroid 433 Eros. It will be the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid. NEAR will examine the … Continue reading

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Alien Skies

Voyager Plaque

“Homo sapiens sapiens is not always as sapiens as he sapiently should be.” Professor Gus Nossall. Two Voyager spacecraft are carrying a message from the human race to the remote future, somewhere in the distant stars. Our faint hope is … Continue reading

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