Dr. Jakob van Zyl from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is part of explorations that ‘knows no boundaries and are truly out of this world’.
A rover he built with his colleagues called Curiosity found evidence of water on Mars. How much or what kind of water? He talked about that at the INK conference in Kochi, India a couple of weeks ago.
Water drilled from rock in a North American mine is among the oldest yet found on Earth, say scientists.
Novel dating techniques used by the Canadian and UK team suggest the fluid is at least 1.5 billion years old.
The water was probably once on the surface and then percolated through the ground where it became trapped at a depth of 2.4km.
Europa’s ocean is thought to cover the moon’s whole globe and is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) thick under a thin ice shell.
“If we’ve learned anything about life on Earth, it’s that where there’s liquid water, there’s generally life”
Wealthy “spend-o-nauts” announce plans to mine asteroids for precious minerals, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals whether or not it’s bulls**t.
A cadre of Silicon Valley tycoons have announced plans to extract water and precious metals from near-Earth asteroids.
In addition to mining for platinum and other precious metals, the company plans to tap asteroids’ water to supply orbiting fuel depots, which could be used by NASA and others for robotic and human space missions.