The Medaka, or Japanese killifish, have the distinction of being the first vertebrates to mate and reproduce in space. If that weren’t enough, soon they will be answering the call of science again, producing offspring onboard the International Space Station in an experiment examining how radiation and microgravity in space affect multiple generations of a species. Read more.
The Red Planet may be millions of kilometres away, but as we blogged last week, the world’s got a serious case of Mars fever. Now over a week later, congratulations continue to roll in from around the globe as everyone rushes to acknowledge the captivating achievement of landing a rover on Mars. Of course, rovers have been on Mars before, but Curiosity’s excursion is different — and in high resolution.
This article originally appeared in the BBC's Focus Magazine on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
By: James Lloyd
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Next year, UrtheCast (pronounced “EarthCast”) will begin to broadcast the first ever live, HD video of the Earth from space – think Google Earth meets YouTube. Here’s how it will work… Read more.
If this were a movie, the incident might be called Four Days in July. The plot: A scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California is analyzing satellite data when he notices that most of the ice sheet that covers Greenland appears to be melting.
Yes, not everything stays in Vegas. Especially not for the UrtheCast team, which has descended upon Sin City to spread the news about our competition, UrtheView, that’s launching at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference.