Life in the Universe. Part 1: The Solar System


Life in the Universe Part 1: The Solar System It is a virtual certainty that we will discover extraterrestrial life within the next 20 years. There are many places in our solar system that would seem to make good cradles for life. Some of the best prospects include Mars, Europa, and Enceladus. Mars has been […]

Proposal for a Mission to Jupiter and Europa


Now that Curiosity is safely on Mars and ready to begin its exploration, an exploration that could go on for decades due to its nuclear power plant, I would like to propose the next major NASA endeavor. It is time to return to Jupiter.  The Galileo mission (1995-2003) was a tremendous success even though the […]

Life in the Solar System


By gregbentall on May 28, 2012 | Edit One of the most poignant questions that we face is, “Are we alone?”  Space is so infinitely vast, with hundreds of billions of galaxies, each one home to hundreds of billions of stars.  With such vastness of space it seems hard to believe that there is not someone else out there.  […]