On December 10th, NASA announced that Voyager 2 has left the sun’s protective bubble and is now flying in interstellar space. It is now 11 billion miles away from Earth! Voyager 2 has joined its twin, Voyager 1, in this 41 year journey which scientists hope to continue for another decade.
Have you ever wondered exactly what astronauts eat in space? Besides Astronaut Ice Cream that is. You might be surprised to find out that an astronaut’s diet is strikingly similar to the diets of the rest of us earthlings. Of course, there are some key differences.
Earlier this year, NASA launched its long-awaited InSight Mission to Mars. InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. This means that NASA has equipped the InSight lander with technology that will allow us to study the planet’s history in geological evolution, as well as its internal structure and composition.
Planet Earth, the Sun, our Solar System, the Galaxy, everything in our known universe, is always moving. This is something we know and accept. As we sit in our chairs in our offices, schools, and houses, we are hurdling through space at unimaginable breakneck speeds. 2.2 million kilometers per hour to be exact. While we understand the rate we which we are moving, the question is where are we going?