Cassini: the Beginning of the End

A Long-running Cassini Enters Its Final Orbits It has been nearly 20 years since the Cassini Mission to Saturn started its grand adventure of exploration. Folks, this has been a mission for the record books. Not only has it been extended several times (and for good reasons!), it has been giving… Continue reading

Seven New Exoplanets Found

Upping the Ante on Earth-type Exoplanets The age of the exoplanets, worlds around other stars, just gets more exciting every day. Today, astronomers announced that they’ve found seven terrestrial planets around a small, very cool star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of those worlds are int he so-called “habitable zone” where conditions… Continue reading