More Planets Than Stars! Exoplanets and Our Little Blue Ball

Our solar system comes with planets of all sorts of sizes and compositions.   Not long ago, it was possible to debate if there were any other planets in the Universe other than those of our solar system.   Now, there doesn’t seem to be any question that other planets, called exoplanets, do exist. The […]

NH Notes: Curiosity Update – Amazing Views Inside A Crater

When I last updated you on the excursion that the Curiosity rover has been making across the floor of Gale Crater on Mars I noted that the images it has been beaming back had been getting rather routine.  But the rover has slowly been moving downhill toward what seems more and more likely to have […]

More Planets Than Stars – Exoplanets and Our Little Blue Ball

To say that the Universe is a big place would be a huge understatement.  It is difficult to fathom just how big it is.  When we hear that there are an estimated 10 sextillion to 1 septillion stars in the Universe we have few reference points to compare to those numbers. A number followed by […]

Non-Martian Rocks on Mars: Finding Small Meteorites on another Planet

Meteorite on Mars: Shelter Island Iron

Previously we explored some meteorites that have been found on Earth that are very likely from Mars (Finding Mars on Earth).   Only a small percentage of the meteorites found on Earth are from Mars with a few more (over 100) originating from the moon.   The remainder presumably come from the far reaches of the […]