Solar System

China confirms plans for first Moon visit later this year / First a rover, next a taikonaut, then a colony

By  Iain Thomson, 31st August 2013 China has confirmed it is on track to land a rover on the Moon later this year to scoot across the surface analyzing dust and rock samples. “Chang’e-3 has officially entered its launch stage, following its… Read More ›

The moment Jupiter was HIT by a giant asteroid yesterday – and humanity’s only record was taken by a faithful webcam in the dead of night : A Major Failure of All Earth Based surveillance

Jupiter was hit  during the day yesterday – but it apparently went unobserved from  Earth …except for one  astronomer, Dan Petersen, who saw the flash with his own eyes When Petersen  reported the sighting on a web forum, amateur astronomer… Read More ›