Posts from the ‘exploration’ Category

Where did we come from? And are we alone? To seek the real answers to those questions, you have to explore space and if you stop exploring, if you say ‘I don’t care, I’m not going to look up and out and beyond the horizon,’ what does that say about you? It’s not good.

Bill Nye, speaking to CNN about his fears that cutting NASA’s space exploration budget could set us back decades compared to other nations.

Like he says, this kind of research is not a faucet you turn on and off, it’s a slow drip that you nurture and catch every precious drop. And then you use that precious liquid to feed the soul of our economy.

More at: U.S. risks losing its space edge – CNN.com

(via jtotheizzoe)

I love Bill Nye you guys!

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The science of hunting plankton blooms and how really it’s mostly guesswork and luck

I must agree with Cadell; sure we have issues and going to Mars isn’t any sort of magic cure for them. They go with us. The benefits of space exploration and the potential that a colony on another planet offers is inestimably high. Most (if not all) fields of science could be further advanced, it would require the employment of thousands of people, and it would encourage another generation of scientists more than the moon landing did. 

Do we deserve to go to Mars?