Space sciences roundup – May.21.2020

A sampling of recent articles, videos, and images from space-related science news items (find previous roundups here): Mars ** The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is getting ready for its launch in a few weeks. The launch period  opens on July 17, 2020 and the target date for landing on Mars is February 18, 2021. Here … Continue reading Space sciences roundup – May.21.2020

Space sciences roundup – April.22.2020

A sampling of recent articles, videos, and images from space-related science news items (find previous roundups here): Mars ** NASA’s Perseverance rover in final preparations for launch to Mars in July: With 13 weeks to go before the launch period of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover opens, final preparations of the spacecraft continue at the … Continue reading Space sciences roundup – April.22.2020

Space sciences roundup – Mar.19.2020

A sampling of recent articles, videos, and images from space-related science news items (find previous roundups here): Mars ** The next US Mars rover given name selected by middle-school student: Virginia Student Earns Honor of Naming NASA’s Next Mars Rover | NASA ASA’s next Mars rover has a new name – Perseverance. The name was … Continue reading Space sciences roundup – Mar.19.2020

Space sciences roundup – Feb.25.2020

A sampling of recent articles, videos, and images from space-related science news items (find previous roundups here): Astronomy ** Resolving the surface of Betelgeuse 700 light years away with the VLT‘s enormous mirrors: ESO Telescope Sees Surface of Dim Betelgeuse | ESO Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of … Continue reading Space sciences roundup – Feb.25.2020

Space sciences roundup – Jan.29.2020

A sampling of recent articles, videos, and images from space-related science news items (find previous roundups here): Astronomy ** What Does a Black Hole Look Like: How We Got Our First Picture –  Dr. Eliot Quataert of the University of California, Berkeley gave this recent Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture: Black holes are one of the … Continue reading Space sciences roundup – Jan.29.2020